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Mississippi Gulf Coast wins the MGCCC Fall Invitational

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The Mississippi Gulf Coast and Spring Hill College ended regulation tied at 1-over 577.  That forced a playoff and the Bulldogs would come through when freshman Colin Troxler birdied the ninth hole at the Grand Bear Golf Course, while seven other golfers made par.

A total of 14 teams from 11 schools competed in the invitational.

Coach Tommy Snell said, "It feels really good. We've been trying to win this tournament for 13 years.  We were excited about that."

Wesley Hunter of Spring Hill fired a second-round 68 to close out play with at 4-under par to claim Invitational medalist honors.  Grant Motter and Colin Troxler of Gulf Coast and Kalle Nisson of Spring Hill finished one shot back.

Gulf Coast also captured the MACJC Event No. 4, which was held simultaneously among seven teams in the state.

Motter chipped in for birdie to win MACJC medalist over Troxler.

Freshman Jonathon Newman had a big final day shooting a 68, following an opening-round 85.

Zach Hammons of East Central, Hunter, Motter, Troxler and Nisson were all named to the Invitational All-Tournament team.

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