MGCCC aiming for 8th MACJC title in 11 years

MGCCC aiming for 8th MACJC title in 11 years

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast will be looking for its eighth MACJC golf championship since 2008 Thursday and Friday at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Philadelphia.

 

The Bulldogs are ranked No. 2 in the Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division II Coaches Poll and No. 5 in the Golfstat rankings. The path to another championship follows a straight-forward road sign.

 

"Beat Meridian," Snell said. "We're going to have to play our best golf. Meridian is awfully good and awfully solid."

 

Gulf Coast won three of the four MACJC events it participated in. Meridian was at two of those and won once at the other tournament the Bulldogs played at and the one the Bulldogs skipped.

 

The teams are within a couple shots per day comparing their top four golfers' MACJC scoring averages, which means it's a coin flip.

 

MGCCC will send Brice Wilkinson (Fr. Madison Central/Madison), Jackson Wedgeworth (So., West Jones/Soso), Colby Blake (So., Parklane/Tylertown), Colby Entriken (So., Hancock/Pass Christian) and Carter Nicholson (Fr., Pearl River Central/Carriere) to compete.

 

The tournament is taking place at Dancing Rabbit, which doesn't present a lot of tricks to the golfers.

 

"It's a straightforward golf course," Snell said. "It's not too difficult, but it's certainly not easy. It has some elevation change, so we'll have to deal with that."

 

Five teams from the MACJC Championship advance to the NJCAA District D Championship in two weeks at Lion Hills Country Club in Columbus. East Mississippi, that tournament's host, gets an automatic berth in the field.

 

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