Wilkinson's 3-under leads at Carey Classic

Wilkinson's 3-under leads at Carey Classic

Brice Wilkinson fired a 3-under 69 Monday to lead No. 1 Mississippi Gulf Coast to third place after the first round of the Carey Collegiate Classic at Canebrake Country Club in Hattiesburg.


Colby Blake (So., Parklane/Tylertown) shot 71 and is in a fourth-place tie.


Dalton State, which is ranked second in the NAIA, shot even-par to claim the team lead. Spring Hill, an NCAA Division II team is second a shot back. Gulf Coast was 8-over.


Meridian, ranked fourth in NJCAA Division II, is two shots behind the Bulldogs. Host William Carey, which is ranked 19th in NAIA, is sixth at 13-over.


Wilkinson (Fr. Madison Central/Madison) had two birdies on the front nine and three more on the back. He bogeyed 11 and 16 to finish at 3-under. He's tied with Thomas Ruli from Spring Hill for the lead.


Colby Entriken (So., Hancock/Pass Christian) shot 3-over and is tied for 18th. Jackson Wedgeworth (So., West Jones/Soso) is tied for 24th another shot back.


The tournament concludes Tuesday.

Team scores

Team Scores
1. Dalton State 288 (E)
2. Spring Hill 289 (+1)
3. Gulf Coast 296 (+8)
4. Meridian 298 (+10)
5. Lindsey Wilson 299 (+11)
6. William Carey 301 (+13)

MGCCC scores

Player Score
T1. Brice Wilkinson 69 (-3)
T4. Colby Blake 71 (-1)
T18. Colby Entriken 75 (+3)
T24. Jackson Wedgeworth 76 (+4)
T46. Carter Nicholson 80 (+8)
T46. Miles Jackson 80 (+8)

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