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Wolfpack win MACJC Tournament in playoff

Co-Lin Media / The Co-Lin golf team captures first place in the Meridian Tournament Tuesday. Members of the Wolfpack golf team are from left, Coach Ronny Ross, Jason Byrd of Wesson, Brandon Blakney of Brandon, Joseph Dendy of Brandon, Philip Heine of Madison, and Cole Arseneault of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Co-Lin Media / The Co-Lin golf team captures first place in the Meridian Tournament Tuesday. Members of the Wolfpack golf team are from left, Coach Ronny Ross, Jason Byrd of Wesson, Brandon Blakney of Brandon, Joseph Dendy of Brandon, Philip Heine of Madison, and Cole Arseneault of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

MERIDIAN – The Co-Lin Wolfpack golf team defeated host Meridian in a playoff to capture first place in the MACJC Tournament at Briarwood Country Club in Meridian Tuesday. Both teams were tied at 584 at the end of regulation and the Wolfpack won on the first playoff hole.

The Wolfpack started the final day with a seven-shot lead over second place Meridian. But the Eagles (295-289) came roaring back shooting a final round of 289 to tie the Wolfpack (288-296) at 584.

Finishing in third place was Northwest at 612 (307-305) followed by East Central at 614 (302-312), Mississippi Gulf Coast at 615 (310-305), Itawamba at 628 (316-312), and Hinds at 688 (332-336).

Individually, Co-Lin freshmen Joseph Dendy (70-74) and Philip Heine (73-71) led the way shooting even par 144 in a three-way tie for second place. Cole Arseneault finished tied for eighth at 147 (72-75). Jason Byrd (74-76) and Brandon Blakney (73-77) finished at 150. All five Wolfpack golfers finished in the top 10. Dendy and Heine were named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Wolfpack returns to action on Saturday and Sunday for the MACJC State Tournament which is hosted by Northeast Mississippi Community College at Shiloh Ridge Country Club in Corinth.