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).