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Gulf Coast golf finishes 2nd at Carey Classic

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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's men's golf team placed second at the Carey Collegiate Classic on Tuesday.
MGCCC Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's men's golf team placed second at the Carey Collegiate Classic on Tuesday.

No. 3 Mississippi Gulf Coast finished second Tuesday in the William Carey Collegiate Classic, only finishing behind defending NAIA champion Coastal Georgia.

The Bulldogs finished at 3-over 579 for the two-day event, nine behind Coastal Georgia. Grant Motter shot 4-under 140, finishing two shots behind Coastal Georgia's Seth Sanders for medalist honors.

He was joined on the All-Tournament Team by teammate Phillip Hickam, who wound up fifth at 2-under.

Gulf Coast finished one shot ahead of both Spring Hill teams. The only other junior college team in the 10-school, 12-team field was East Central, which finished 11th at 58-over.

Colin Troxler finished tied for 15th at 4-over, and George Kawell was 6-over in a tie for 23rd. Jonathon Newman was tied for 39th at 11-over.

The Bulldogs return to MACJC action at Lion Hills Golf Course in Columbus on April 2-3.

Team results

1. Coastal Georgia 290-280--570 (-6)

2. Gulf Coast 290-289--579 (+3)

T3. Spring Hill 290-290--580 (+4)

T3. Spring Hill B 292-288--580 (+4)

5. William Carey 296-292--588 (+12)

6. Mobile 303-301--604 (+28)

7. Loyola 310-305--615 (+39)

8. Bethel 306-311--617 (+41)

9. Martin Methodist 316-304--620 (+44)

10. Blue Mountain 313-308--621 (+45)

11. East Central 309-325--634 (+58)

12. William Carey 323-317--640 (+64)

Gulf Coast scores

2. Grant Motter 69-71--140 (-4)

5. Phillip Hickam 73-70--143 (-2)

T15. Colin Troxler 76-72--148 (+4)

T23. George Kawell 73-77--150 (+6)

T39. Jonathon Newman 79-76--155 (+11)

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