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Faulkner State claims title at MCC tourney

By By Jeff Byrd / staff writer
Oct. 2, 2002
Three under-par rounds led visiting Faulkner State, Ala., to claim the Meridian Community College Fall Invitational on Tuesday at the Meridian Naval Air Station's Ponta Creek Golf Course.
Medalist Jake Shaw led the charge for the Suns with a two-under 70 on Tuesday. Shaw had a 71 on Monday's first round and finished the tournament as the only golfer under par at 141.
Shaw's teammate in Derrick Bolling had a tough second day. Bolling led after the first round shooting a four-under 68. On Tuesday, he went four-over and ended in second place at 144.
Shaw had no such difficulties in carding his 70 on Tuesday.
Thomas Shelton finished at 146 to join teammates Shaw and Bolling in the top three. MCC's Daniel Boles tied for third with a 146. Boles had an even-par 72 on Monday before carding a 74 in the second round.
Boles' score still helped the MCC Greens to a second place in the team event. The Green Eagles had a two-day total of 604 (298-306).
Central Alabama CC was third with a 610 score (304-306). The Faulkner State Red team took fourth with a 616 (311-305), two strokes better than MCC White's 618 (312-306) total. Gulf Coast Community College was sixth at 624 (311-313) followed by Darton College at 639 (319-320), and Andrew College at 646 (326-320).
Following Boles on the MCC Green team were: Clinton Hales 151 (74-77), Matthew Shoemaker 153 (75-78), Josh Martin 156 (79-77) and Matthew Smith 156 (77-79).
The MCC Whites were led by Jonathan Cranford and Mack Lee. Both golfers had a 153. Cranford shot a 76 on Tuesday while Lee had a 75. Joel Myrick was next at 156 (81-75). A.J. Long had a 159 (79-80) and Trey Vaughn had a 164 (78-86).