Meridian Star

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February 20, 2014

MCC golf program earns Golfstat.com ranking

MERIDIAN — The Meridian Community College golf team can add another accomplishment to its already impressive list of achievements for 2014. The Eagles have been ranked by Golfstat.com as one of the top 20 teams in the country according to its most poll that was released last week.

The MCC golf program has consistently been ranked among the best golf programs in the nation over the past 10 years. MCC is currently ranked No. 16 in the nation among junior college teams, according to Golfstat.com.

The Eagles have already gotten off to a great start during its spring season with a tournament victory in the MACJC Event No. 1, which was two weeks ago in Gulfport at Great Southern Golf Course.

The Eagles shot 294 for both rounds of the tournament to win by 7 shots over Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and 22 over Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

Meridian native Nathan Kirkland won the individual title, shooting one under for the tournament (70, 71). This was Nathan’s first collegiate win for the Eagles.

Two other Eagles placed on the all-tournament team. Ty Medling placed fourth by shooting a 3 over 145 (69, 76) and Connor Cavin placed fifth with a 148 (77, 71). Austin Terrell recorded the second top ten of his collegiate career by placing ninth with a

twelve over 154 (78, 76). Dallas Shepard rounded out the team by finishing 31st (78, 82).

The Eagles return to the course Saturday and Sunday by making a trip to Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Raymond.

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