No. 2 MGCCC sits 5 back in Alabama

No. 2 MGCCC sits 5 back in Alabama

No. 2 Mississippi Gulf Coast is five shots off the lead after the first round of the Coastal Alabama Invitational in Fairhope, Ala.

 

Jake Crosson (Fr., New Hope/Columbus) is in third place after firing a 2-under 70, leading the Bulldogs to a 9-over 297. They are behind Wallace State, which shot 4-over, and tied with Calhoun.

 

Gulf Coast, playing in its first event of the spring, is three shots ahead of Eastern Florida State, which is ranked third in the Bushnell Golfweek NJCAA Division I Coaches Poll. The Bulldogs are second in the Division II version of the poll.

 

Central Alabama, which is ranked eighth in Division I, is in fifth.

 

Brice Wilkinson (So., Madison Central/Madison) shot 2-over and is tied for ninth. Carter Nicholson (So., Pearl River Central/Carriere) is tied for 13th, Jon Hopkins (Fr., Hockerill Anglo-European College/Bishop's Stortford, England) is tied for 15th and Cameron Mobley (Fr., Northwest Rankin/Brandon) is tied for 21st.

 

The final round will be played Sunday at Rock Creek Golf Club.

 

Full results: http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=17614

Team scores

Team Score
1. Wallace State 292 (+4)
T2. Gulf Coast 297 (+9)
T2. Calhoun 297 (+9)
4. Eastern Florida State 300 (+12)
5. Central Alabama 307 (+19)
6. Coastal Alabama 311 (+23)
7. Spring Hill 319 (+31)
T8. Jefferson State 334 (+46)
T8. Andrew 334 (+46)
10. Snead State 341 (+53)

MGCCC scores

Player Score
3. Jake Crosson 70 (-2)
T9. Brice Wilkinson 74 (+2)
T13. Carter Nicholson 76 (+4)
T15. Jon Hopkins 77 (+5)
T21. Cameron Mobley 79 (+7)

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