September 24, 2017

The East Central Community College golf team improved 13 shots and three spots in the standings over the final day to finish tied for third place among community and junior college teams at MACJC Conference Event No. 1 held Sept. 23-24 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Raymond.

It was the opening golf event of the 2017-18 season for Mississippi community colleges.

As a team, ECCC shot a 19-over par 595 over the two-day, 36-hole tournament. Mississippi Gulf Coast won the event with an 11-under par 565.

Sophomore David Barry out of West Jones in Laurel led the Warriors with a two-over par 146 to tie for 10th overall. He was followed by sophomore Bailey Threlkeld of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and freshman Jacob Hamner of Vanderbilt Catholic in Houma, La., who both shot 147 and tied for 14th. Freshman Trenton Hundley from Choctaw Central shot 156 and finished 39th and freshman Nathan Davis from Newton County shot 159 and finished 44th.

East Central returns to action Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at MACJC Conference Event No. 2 at Wolf Hollow Golf Course in Wesson.