EMCC Lions conclude fall golf slate


GULFPORT — The East Missis­sippi Community College men’s golf team completed fall tourna­ment competition with a 10th-place finish at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Fall In­vitational. The MACCC’s third tournament of the fall season took place Monday and Tuesday at Windance Country Club.

As they did during their fall opener at Eagle Ridge in Ray­mond, the Lions made a double-digit stroke improvement between rounds by carding a 349 during Tuesday’s final round after totaling 360 the day prior. Dur­ing the team’s season-opening tourney hosted by Hinds, EMCC improved 22 strokes between first and second-round play.

The host MGCCC Bulldogs (293-291—584) claimed a seven-stroke team victory over runner-up Meridian CC (295-296—591). Gulf Coast’s Chase Kaiser (70-69—139) earned individual medalist honors over Meridian’s Diego Leslie (70-73—143) by four shots.

For Coach Ashton Maddaloni’s EMCC squad, Matthew Phillips led the way for the second straight tournament by tying for 29th place overall after firing a 5-over-par 77 on Tuesday to finish with a two-day total of 160.

EMCC’s Payton Chandler (90-88—178) was next for the Lions in 53rd place, followed by team­mates Will Teague (95-89—184/56th), Lawson Studdard (92-95—187/57th), and Thomas Jackson (113-101/60th).

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