GULFPORT — Mississippi Gulf Coast's Jon Hopkins leads the individuals after one round of the MGCCC Fall Invitational at Windance Country Club, and the No. 1 Bulldogs are tied for second one shot behind Rend Lake.
Gulf Coast shot a 4-over 292 in Gulfport and is tied with John A. Logan College. MGCCC leads the MACJC portion of the event by seven shots over Meridian, which is in fourth place overall. The Bulldogs' B team in the tournament is another shot back.
Round 2 will be played Tuesday morning, an 18-hole shotgun start.
Hopkins (Fr., Hockerill Anglo-European College/Bishops Stortford, England) shot a 2-under 70. He made up for a bogey on the second hole with birdies on Nos. 8, 12 and 15.
Brice Wilkinson (So., Madison Central/Madison) had four birdies on the front before making bogey on No. 9. He finished the day 1-under and is tied with three others for second.
Carter Nicholson (So., Pearl River Central/Carriere) is tied for sixth at even-par, with Miles Jackson (So., Biloxi/Biloxi) tied for 13th at 2-over and Cameron Mobley (Fr., Northwest Rankin/Brandon) another shot back tied for 17th.
Rend Lake finished 10th at the 2018 NJCAA Division II Championship, won by Gulf Coast. Logan tied for 11th at the Division I tournament.
|1. Rend Lake||291 (+3)|
|T2. Gulf Coast||292 (+4)|
|T2. John A. Logan||292 (+4)|
|4. Meridian||299 (+11)|
|5. Gulf Coast (B)||301 (+13)|
|6. Coastal Alabama||312 (+24)|
|7. Mississippi University for Women||313 (+25)|
|T8. Itawamba||314 (+26)|
|T8. North Central Missouri||314 (+26)|
|10. Georgia Military||315 (+27)|
|11. Copiah-Lincoln||316 (+28)|
|T12. Hinds||321 (+33)|
|T12. Andrew||321 (+33)|
|1. Jon Hopkins||70 (-2)|
|T2. Brice Wilkinson||71 (-1)|
|T6. Carter Nicholson||72 (E)|
|T13. Miles Jackson||74 (+2)|
|T17. Cameron Mobley||75 (+3)|
|T25. Nathan Woolard||77 (+5)|
|T25. Jack Crosson||77 (+5)|
|T25. Hayden Green||77 (+5)|
|T32. Graham Evans||78 (+6)|
|T43. Patrick Powers||80 (+8)|
|T53. Hamp Fairey||82 (+10)|
|T61. Oliver Harris||85 (+13)|
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