No. 2 Bulldogs come back, win in playoffs

No. 2 Bulldogs come back, win in playoffs

No. 2 Mississippi Gulf Coast charged back from five down to win MACJC Event #4 against fourth-ranked Meridian, the hosts, in a playoff, with the Bulldogs winning on the fourth hole of sudden death.


"Beating Meridian at Meridian, especially at Northwood, is huge," said Gulf Coast coach Tommy Snell.


The Bulldogs won with a team effort at Northwood Country Club. Miles Jackson (Fr. Biloxi/Biloxi) and Colby Blake (So., Parklane/Tylertown) shot even-par 71s, and Colby Entriken shot 1-over. Jackson Wedgeworth (So., West Jones/Soso) carded the other scoring mark with a 73.


Jackson was the No. 5 golfer on the roster.


"It takes a lot of pressure off the team when your No. 5 shoots even-par," said Snell.


Wedgeworth, Entriken and Jackson tied for fourth in the individual standings at 3-over. Brice Wilkinson (Fr. Madison Central/Madison) and Carter Nicholson (Fr., Pearl River Central/Carriere) were tied for seventh two more shots back.


Copiah-Lincoln's Zachary Smith won the tournament at 1-under.


Gulf Coast and Meridian played a wild playoff. Blake made a huge 10-footer on the first hole, and Jackson got up-and-down. He hit it in to about 4 feet on the second hole, which was playing 175 yards.


It kept going until the fourth extra hole.


"They had two bogeys, which meant they were going to have a bogey on their card," Snell said. "We made four pars and won it. There was some clutch playing by all five of them. It was really a team effort. Nobody did anything crazy. We just made a bunch of pars and wore them down."

Team scores

Team Score
1. MGCCC* 292-287-579 (+11)
2. Meridian 287-292-579 (+11)
3. Copiah-Lincoln 297-306-603 (+35)
4. East Central 306-311-617 (+49)
5. Itawamba 304-318-622 (+54)
6. Meridian B 307-318-625 (+57)
7. Hinds 317-319-636 (+68)
8. East Mississippi 341-336-677 (+109)
* -- Won on fourth sudden-death hole

MGCCC scores

Player Score
T4. Jackson Wedgeworth 72-73-145 (+3)
T4. Colby Entriken 73-72-145 (+3)
T4. Miles Jackson 74-71-145 (+3)
T7. Brice Wilkinson 73-74-147 (+5)
T7. Carter Nicholson* 78-69-147 (+5)
T11. Colby Blake 77-71-148 (+6)
T14. Damien Dhossche* 77-74-151 (+9)
34. Graham Evans* 80-83-163 (+21)
* -- Played as individual

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