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 March 4, 2013

BOONEVILLE, Miss. –  Northeast Mississippi Community College men’s golf team finished eighth at the second Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges (MACJC) tour stop of the year at the Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Raymond on March 2-3.

Northeast which finished eighth in its first event of the year at the Diamondhead Country Club’s Pine Course in Diamondhead got off to a quick start after sitting a month between competitions.

Nick Coln’s crew tied host Hinds on the first day with a 332 with Corinth’s Blake Farris leading the way for the Tigers.

Farris fired a first-day 79 and followed up with an 81 for a two-day 160 to finish in a tie for eleventh overall after the two-day event.

Booneville’s Jay Swinney was the second Tiger in the clubhouse with a two-day 166 after posting identical 83s on the first and second days.

Teammate Jordan Wilson of Baldwyn was close behind Swinney as the Northeast sophomore finished with a two-day 170 after carding an 83 and 87 during his two rounds at Eagle Ridge.

New Albany’s Peyton Dunlap finished with a 177 (87-90) while Baldwyn’s Ty Lindsey saw the biggest improvement on the Tiger team when the Northeast sophomore shaved seven strokes off his first day’s total for a two-day 193.

In the overall team standings, Mississippi Gulf Coast rallied on the second day with a 304 to take top honors away from Copiah-Lincoln 625-630.

East Central finished two strokes ahead of East Mississippi 635-637 while Northwest Mississippi and Jones County battled in the middle of the pack for fifth and sixth place with the Rangers taking out the Bobcats 651-655.

Hinds improved three strokes on its first day’s total to capture possession of seventh place with a 661

Northeast will wait until after the Spring Break holidays to hit the links again as the Tigers head to Wolf Hollow Golf Course for a one-day, 36-hole event on March 17.

On March 25, the Tigers will play an 18-hole affair at the North Creek Golf Club before heading over to Wedgewood Golf Course in Olive Branch on March 26 to wrap up the two-day event.

Northeast's fifth Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges (MACJC) tour stop of the year will see the Tigers stay above the Interstate 20 corridor as Coln and company head to East Mississippi for two days on the Mississippi State University Golf Course in Starkville April 7-8.

Following its tour stop on April 7-8, the Tigers will have a week to prepare for the MACJC State Tournament hosted by Jones County Junior College. 

This year's state tournament is slated for April 14-15 at Dixie Golf Course in Laurel with the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XXIII Tournament following the next week on the Azaleas Golf Course at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Philadelphia.

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