No. 1 MGCCC Bulldogs finish 3rd

No. 1 MGCCC Bulldogs finish 3rd

No. 1 Mississippi Gulf Coast shot the lowest score of the day Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to make up enough ground in the standings in the final round of the Central Alabama Invitational in Alexander City, Ala.


The Bulldogs, who play in NJCAA Division II, shot 5-over 294 and finished 10 shots behind the host team, and five behind Calhoun. Central Alabama is ranked sixth in the Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division I Coaches Poll, and Gulf Coast is four shots ahead of Eastern Florida State, which is third in that ranking.


MGCCC was the only Division II team in the tournament. The Bulldogs sit atop the Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division II Coaches Poll.


Brice Wilkinson (So., Madison Central/Madison) shot 70 to finish at 2-under and earn All-Tournament honors for the fourth straight event by finishing tied for fourth. Jon Hopkins (Fr., Hockerill Anglo-European College/Bishop's Stortford, England) and Carter Nicholson (So., Pearl River Central/Carriere) tied for ninth at 3-under.


This was the last event of the fall semester for the MGCCC golf team.


Team Scores

Team                              Score

1. Central Alabama           281-295—576 (E)

2. Calhoun                       287-294—581 (+5)

3. Gulf Coast                   293-293—586 (+10)

4. Eastern Florida State     297-304—601 (+25)

5. Cape Fear                     308-295—603 (+27)

6. Wallace State               308-297—605 (+29)

7. Coastal Alabama          310-311—621 (+45)

8. Jefferson State              321-303—624 (+48)

9. Snead State                  323-307—630 (+54)

10. Andrew                      327-327—654 (+78)

11. Northeast                   338-336—674 (+98)

MGCCC Scores

Player                             Score

T4. Brice Wilkinson         72-70—147 (-2)

T9. Jon Hopkins              72-75—147 (+3)

T9. Carter Nicholson        73-74—147 (+3)

T24. Miles Jackson          76-77—153 (+9)

T33. Jake Crosson            81-74—155 (+11)


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Don Hammack

Sports Information Director

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College