Hattiesburg Presbyterian wins South State golf title

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Senior Joel Myrick shot a 3-under-par 67 in leading theHattiesburg Presbyterian School Bobcats to the South State AA GolfTournament title Tuesday at the Brookhaven Country Club. TheBobcats shot a team score of 291 to beat runner-up BrookhavenAcademy which posted a 317.

The AA State Tournament is Thursday at the Canton CountryClub.

Brookhaven Academy was led by Craig Smith’s 73. Garrett Jacksonwas next at 78, followed by Brandon Baker at 81. John Rushing andJeffrey White both shot 85. Jason Snider shot 108.

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Myrick, a scholarship signee with Meridian Community College,had plenty of support as the Bobcats won by 26 strokes. SophomoreAustin Bowen and freshman Rocky Cleland shot 72 and 73 respectivelyto share runner-up medalist honors with Smith.


Team Scoring:

Hattiesburg Presbyterian (291) Joel Myrick 67, AustinBowen 72, Rocky Cleland 73, Burckel 79, Doleac 79, Fordham86.

Brookhaven Academy (317) Craig Smith 73, Garrett Jackson78, Brandon Baker 81, John Rushing 85, Jeffrey White 85, JasonSnider 108.

Leake Academy (320) Gulley 86, Ellis 80, Waggoner 83,Lavender 100, Henderson 90.

Prentiss Christian (359) Williamson 82, Hathorn 90,Griffith 91, Myers 95, Polk 98, Martin 99.

Wilkinson Academy (378) Johnson 87, Cado 91, Townley 96,Lewis 104, Whetsone 117.