Going for a three-peat at the MACJC Championship, No. 4 Mississippi Gulf Coast is three shots back of a pair of teams.
The Bulldogs finished 8-over on Sunday at Wolf Hollow Golf Club after missing out on chances coming down the stretch in the first round.
"We didn't play very smart and we lost a lot of strokes coming in," Gulf Coast coach Tommy Snell said. "We short-sided ourselves on a couple of holes and just never could get any momentum."
The hosts, No. 6 Copiah-Lincoln, and co-No. 4 Meridian shot 293. The top five teams will advance to the NJCAA District D Tournament, which is being hosted by Gulf Coast.
Gulf Coast was led by Jonathon Newman (So., North Pike/Summit). He finished tied for fourth at even-par and is two shots back of Meridian's Isaiah Jackson
"I'm proud of Johnny," Snell said. "Jonathon finished with a 72. He's been kind of struggling scoring. He led the team today and held us up."
Logan Leary (Fr., Gonzales/Dutchtown, La.) stumbled a little down the stretch but still finished 1-over, tied for sixth. Jackson Wedgeworth (Fr., West Jones/Soso) is another stroke back tied for ninth.
Gulf Coast first tee time Monday is at 8:45 a.m. The Bulldogs are paired with Co-Lin and Meridian golfers in the final five threesomes.
"Our chances are good if we play smart and play our game," Snell said. "We're gonna have to play smart because those two teams in front of us are good. Co-Lin's at home, and they're both good teams. We're just going to have to play really smart golf."
|T1. Meridian||293 (+5)|
|T1. Copiah-Lincoln||293 (+5)|
|3. Gulf Coast||296 (+8)|
|4. East Mississippi||304 (+16)|
|5. Northwest||313 (+25)|
|6. Itawamba||315 (+27)|
|7. East Central||320 (+32)|
|8. Hinds||321 (+33)|
|9. Northeast||331 (+43)|
|T4. Jonathon Newman||72 (E)|
|T6. Logan Leary||73 (+1)|
|T9. Jackson Wedgeworth||74 (+2)|
|T16. Wyatt Adkison||77 (+5)|
|T21. Colin Troxler||78 (+6)|
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