MCC golf surges into home tourney
By By Tony Krausz / assistant sports editor
March 18, 2003
The only thing holding up the Meridian Community College golf team at the start of the spring semester has been the weather.
Cold and rainy conditions have kept the Eagles from being able to consistently soar on the links, after a strong fall semester performance.
The Eagles squad was able to flex its wings over spring break in the Second annual Spring Fling Championship in Scottsboro, Ala., recently.
MCC finished tied for third place with a three-day total of 888, along side Cleveland State.
The tournament in Scottsboro, Ala., featured teams from Alabama, Mississippi, Illinois, Arizona and Tennessee, and eight of the top 10 teams in the nation hit the course for the three-day event.
John A. Logan took the top spot in the Spring Fling Championship with an 878, and Indian Hills finished second with an 881.
The stiff competition helped the MCC squad figure out where it stands in the pecking order of junior college golf.
Mac Lee paced MCC's performance at the recent tournament with a 72-75-73-220 performance.
He just missed earning All-Tournament Team honors for the second time losing a score card playoff.
Clinton Hales turned in a solid three-day performance for the Eagles with a score of 73-76-72-221.
MCC's Josh Martin worked through some rough situations on the links to tally a 73-76-74-223 three-day total, and Joel Myrick, the lone freshman on the team to make the spring trip, hit a 75-73-76-224.
Daniel Boles, who has been the No. 1 golfer for the team for the past two seasons, struggled at the Spring Fling Championship. He finished the tournament hitting a 77-77-76-230.
The Eagles continue their season at Northwood at 9 a.m. today.
The tournament starts MACJC play for MCC.