No. 2 MGCCC laps the field

No. 2 MGCCC laps the field

Mississippi Gulf Coast's Brice Wilkinson and Jon Hopkins shared medalist honors, powering the No. 2 Bulldogs to a 33-shot win in the second MACJC event of the season Tuesday in Amory.


"We played really well both days," Gulf Coast coach Tommy Snell said. "We had everybody in the top six. It was good."


MGCCC finished 16-under at Ackia Golf Club to finish well ahead of host Itawamba. Meridian was third at 26-over.


"I think it really shows how good we are this year, and how we're looking forward to maybe another national championship," Wilkinson said. "The team's looking pretty good."


Hopkins (Fr., Hockerill Anglo-European College/Bishops Stortford, England) shot 2-under 70 in the final round to close a one-shot deficit to Wilkinson (So., Madison Central/Madison).


"I played alright, but I didn't putt very well," Hopkins said. "I played quite good tee to green."


Carter Nicholson (So., Pearl River Central/Carriere) finished at 3-under and tied for third, and Nathan Woolard (Fr., Poplar Bluff/Poplar Bluff, Mo.) was the fourth MGCCC player to make the All-Tournament Team another shot back.


Team scores

Team                           Score

1. Gulf Coast                278-282—560 (-16)

2. Itawamba                  298-295—593 (+17)

3. Meridian                   303-299—602 (+26)

4. Copiah-Lincoln         305-302—607 (+31)

5. Hinds                       308-307—615 (+39)

6. Itawamba B              327-332—659 (+83)

MGCCC scores

Player                          Score

T1. Brice Wilkinson     68-71—139 (-5)

T1. Jon Hopkins           69-70—139 (-5)

T3. Carter Nicholson    71-70—141 (-3)

5. Nathan Woolard        71-71—142 (-2)

6. Jake Crosson            70-74—144 (E)

T16. Graham Evans      75-78—153 (+9)

29. Patrick Powers        78-81—159 (+15)


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 Don Hammack

Sports Information Director

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College