No. 1 MGCCC trails by 1 at Fall Invitational

No. 1 MGCCC trails by 1 at Fall Invitational

GULFPORT — Mississippi Gulf Coast's Jon Hopkins leads the individuals after one round of the MGCCC Fall Invitational at Windance Country Club, and the No. 1 Bulldogs are tied for second one shot behind Rend Lake.


Gulf Coast shot a 4-over 292 in Gulfport and is tied with John A. Logan College. MGCCC leads the MACJC portion of the event by seven shots over Meridian, which is in fourth place overall. The Bulldogs' B team in the tournament is another shot back.


Round 2 will be played Tuesday morning, an 18-hole shotgun start.


Hopkins (Fr., Hockerill Anglo-European College/Bishops Stortford, England) shot a 2-under 70. He made up for a bogey on the second hole with birdies on Nos. 8, 12 and 15.


Brice Wilkinson (So., Madison Central/Madison) had four birdies on the front before making bogey on No. 9. He finished the day 1-under and is tied with three others for second.


Carter Nicholson (So., Pearl River Central/Carriere) is tied for sixth at even-par, with Miles Jackson (So., Biloxi/Biloxi) tied for 13th at 2-over and Cameron Mobley (Fr., Northwest Rankin/Brandon) another shot back tied for 17th.


Rend Lake finished 10th at the 2018 NJCAA Division II Championship, won by Gulf Coast. Logan tied for 11th at the Division I tournament.



Team scores

Team                                                 Score

1. Rend Lake                                       291 (+3)

T2. Gulf Coast                                    292 (+4)

T2. John A. Logan                              292 (+4)

4. Meridian                                         299 (+11)

5. Gulf Coast (B)                                 301 (+13)

6. Coastal Alabama                              312 (+24)

7. Mississippi University for Women   313 (+25)

T8. Itawamba                                      314 (+26)

T8. North Central Missouri                  314 (+26)

10. Georgia Military                            315 (+27)

11. Copiah-Lincoln                             316 (+28)

T12. Hinds                                          321 (+33)

T12. Andrew                                       321 (+33)

MGCCC scores

Player                         Score

1. Jon Hopkins             70 (-2)

T2. Brice Wilkinson     71 (-1)

T6. Carter Nicholson    72 (E)

T13. Miles Jackson       74 (+2)

T17. Cameron Mobley 75 (+3)

T25. Nathan Woolard   77 (+5)

T25. Jack Crosson        77 (+5)

T25. Hayden Green      77 (+5)

T32. Graham Evans      78 (+6)

T43. Patrick Powers     80 (+8)

T53. Hamp Fairey        82 (+10)

T61. Oliver Harris        85 (+13)


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Don Hammack

Sports Information Director

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College