Troxler wins Carey Classic

Troxler wins Carey Classic

Mississippi Gulf Coast's Colin Troxler finally has a medalist trophy to call his own. After five second-place finishes in his career, he carded another under-par round and held off the field to win the Carey Collegiate Classic on Tuesday.

 

Troxler fired a 1-under 71 to improve to 7-under for the event, winning by one shot over Coastal Georgia's Paxton Shuman. He helped No. 4 Gulf Coast finish fourth in the 11-team field dominated by four-year schools.

 

"Everything clicked," he said. "My ball-striking. My putter worked yesterday. I didn't make a lot of putts today, but everything clicked. I got up and down when I needed to. It all worked."

 

Troxler maintained his one-shot advantage over Shuman from the first round despite leaving some scoring on the course.

 

"He shot 1-under but really didn't make any putts," Gulf Coast coach Tommy Snell said. "If he'd made those, he'd have been 5- or 6-under. He just played solid and didn't let it rattle him. He just kept plugging."

 

Coastal Georgia, an NAIA power, won the tournament at 11-under, seven better than the host William Carey squad. The Crusaders' A-team included Gulf Coast alumni Danny De Los Santos and Conner Entriken, with Jesse Sunderman and Bryce Jackson competing on the B-team and as an individual, respectively.

 

The Bulldogs made up three shots on Spring Hill, but finished one back at 7-over. East Central, the only other MACJC team in the field, finished 10th and 50-over.

 

Wyatt Adkison (So., East Central/Hurley) finished tied for ninth at even-par, and Colby Blake (Fr., Parklane/Tylertown) was two more shots back tied for 14th.

 

"Wyatt played well as an individual," Gulf Coast coach Tommy Snell said. "Colby played well. We're kind of coming together a little bit."

 

The Bulldogs return to action March 27-28 in the GlenLakes Invitation in Foley, Ala.

Team scores

Team Scores
1. Coastal Georgia 281-284—565 (-11)
2. William Carey 284-288—572 (-4)
3. Spring Hill 285-297—582 (+6)
4. MGCCC 289-294—583 (+7)
5. Mississippi College 295-291—586 (+10)
6. Loyola-New Orleans 298-298—596 (+20)
7. Spring Hill B 300-301—601 (+25)
8. William Carey B 305-308—613 (+37)
9. Blue Mountain 296-321—617 (+41)
10. East Central 310-316—626 (+50)
11. Bethel 316-316—632 (+56)

MGCCC scores

Player Score
1. Colin Troxler 66-71—137 (-7)
T9. Wyatt Adkison* 71-73—144 (E)
T14. Colby Blake 74-72—146 (+2)
T28. Jackson Wedgeworth 77-74—151 (+7)
T28. Jonathon Newman 73-78—151 (+7)
T33. Colby Entriken 76-77—153 (+9)

 

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