WESSON – The East Mississippi Community College men's golf team finished in seventh place during the MACJC's second fall event held this past weekend at Wolf Hollow Golf Course. The two-day tournament hosted by Copiah-Lincoln Community College concluded Sunday afternoon.
The EMCC Lions posted rounds of 328 and 330 for a two-day team score of 658. Meridian Community College fired a 13-under-par 275 on Sunday to go along with Saturday's 7-under-par 281 to pull away with an 18-stroke victory over Mississippi Gulf Coast (283-291—574). Host Copiah-Lincoln placed third with a two-day 594 (300-294) on the 6,745-yard, par-72 layout.
For EMCC, Hamilton's Stone Tipton (80-81) and Eli Hemphill of Caledonia (79-82) tied for 32nd place overall to lead the Lions. Calhoun City's Coleman Suber (83-79—162) finished in 35th place, while New Hope High School product Dylan Cash (86-88—174) and Greenwood's Kayden Riding (101-91—192) placed 42nd and 44th, respectively.
Isaiah Jackson, of Meridian CC, followed an opening-round 67 with a 6-under-par 66 on Sunday to overtake Mississippi Gulf Coast's Jackson Wedgeworth (65-72—137) and secure medalist honors by four shots. Meridian's Will Kidder was third with a two-day total of 140 (71-69).
Coach Benji Williams' East Mississippi golf team will conclude fall competition on Sunday, Oct. 22 by hosting a scrimmage event at Lion Hills in Columbus.