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 April 16, 2013

BOONEVILLE, Miss. –  Northeast Mississippi Community College men’s golf team capped its 2013 season at the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) State Tournament at the Dixie Golf Course in Laurel.

Northeast finished ninth in the statewide tournament after improving its opening day score by eight strokes.
Nick Coln’s Tigers fired an opening round 321 before following up with a second day 314 for their overall 635 and ninth place finish.

Northeast finished 20 strokes ahead of Holmes Community College and just four strokes out of eighth place.

After finishing in a tie for thirty-fourth overall following an opening day 81, Corinth’s Blake Farris rallied to the front of the pack and shot a one-over 73 to finish in a tie for eighteenth in the individual standings.

Farris’ 73 also put the Northeast freshman in contention for a spot in the National Junior Colleges Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XXIII Tournament with Hinds’ Caleb Terry and Jones County’s Zach Toney.

Terry took the final individual Region XXIII spot in a playoff following the second day’s round.

Copiah-Lincoln, East Mississippi, Northwest Mississippi, Mississippi Gulf Coast and East Central will all sent a full contingent to the Region XXIII Tournament while individuals from Hinds, Jones County and Itawamba will also make the trip to Dancing Rabbit Golf Club’s The Azaleas Course in Philadelphia.

New Albany’s Peyton Dunlap was just four strokes off Farris’ pace with a two-day 158. Dunlap fired a four-over 76 on the opening day of the tournament to finish in a tie for fourteenth overall before falling back with an 82 on the final day of competition.

Baldwyn’s Jordan Wilson rallied on the second day cutting nine strokes off his opening day 86 with a second day 77 to finish fortieth overall in the tournament. Wilson capped his career with a two-day 163.

Booneville’s Jay Swinney moved up a spot in the standings with a one-stroke improvement with an 82 on the second day for a two-day 165 while Baldwyn’s Ty Lindsey finished in forty-eighth place with a two-day 170 and opened the tournament with an 81.

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