Best in the state
NICE STROKE n Meridian Community College sophomore Dan Luke watches his shot from the No. 12 fairway at Northwood County Club Tuesday. Luke shot a 1-over-par 72 to lead the Eagles.Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Fredie Carmichael /Special to The Star
March 28, 2001
Meridian Community College cruised to an easy victory here Tuesday at a frigid Northwood Country Club in the 2001 MCC/Rush Invitational Golf Tournament.
The Eagles shot 306 and finished 15 strokes ahead of second place Pearl River (CC), despite suffering through a sluggish ending.
Eagle golfer Dan Luke took home medalist honors as he carded a 1-over-par 72. Luke was 1-under in his round heading into No.15 when his second shot on the par-4 hole hooked a little too much and headed out-of-bounds into North Hills Street.
The two stroke penalty gave Luke the double bogey and took him out of the red heading into the final three holes.
The Eagle sophomore fought back and birdied the par-4 16th from the front bunker to get back to even par.
After a par at No. 17, Luke bogeyed the final hole to finish at 72 and four shots ahead of Hinds Edward Wall.
Jamie Sullivan (77) and Cameron Hunt (78) joined Luke as the other MCC players on the All Tournament team. Hinds Wall (76), Northeast's Rodney Bryant (76) and Pearl River's Josh Brunet (77) rounded out the all-tournament members.
Rounding out the scoring for the MCC Green Team was Brandon Laird's 79 and Morgan Stewart's 80.
Followed by MCC's 306 was Pearl River's 321, Hinds at 329 and MCC's White Team at 330.
Drew Rosenbaum led the charge for the MCC White Team by posting a 79, followed by Chris Davis who carded an 80, Nick Swanner's 88 and Amir Hunt's 93.