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Five advance to participate in MGRC qualifier at Diamondhead

In this June 15, 2011, file photo, Geoffrey Sisk hits to the 11th green during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md.
In this June 15, 2011, file photo, Geoffrey Sisk hits to the 11th green during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. Associated Press

Five men qualified to participate in Tuesday’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Open Qualifier during a pre-qualifier at Diamondhead Country Club on Friday.

The five players will be back at Diamondhead Country Club on Tuesday, aiming to earn one of the five spots in the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, which will take place March 31-April 2 at Fallen Oak in Saucier.

Geoffrey Sisk, who is a native of Arlington, Massachusetts, came in first on Friday with a round 70, 2-under. Sisk has played in four career Champions Tour events.

Marion Dantzler of South Carolina finished second to qualify with a 71.

Jeff Lemaster, John Ross and Don Bell all tied for third with a 72 to earn the last three spots in the MGRC qualifier.

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