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Glen Day of Poplarville ready to compete in Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic on Friday

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Glen Day, a 1983 Poplarville High School graduate,  says he's looking forward to playing at Fallen Oak, calling it one of the best courses on the Tour.  To make a run at this year's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic championship, Day says he has to play consistent.

"I don't hit the ball a long way, "said Day.  "I don't overpower anything.  So, I have to be very precise when I do things.  I've got to hit the fairways.  Normally, I'm a pretty good driver and I've been hitting the ball really well.  If I make putts, putt good, I'm going to play really good."

After his high school career ended, Day attended Ole Miss for three years.  He transferred to Oklahoma where he graduated after playing two years of collegiate golf for the Sooners.

Day decided to fine tune his golf game by playing two years in Asia and three years in Europe.  He decided to return to the United States and turned pro in 1988.  He enjoyed a successful stint on the PGA Tour by winning more than $9 million. 

Last year after turning 50 he took a swing on the PGA Tour Champions circuit  and took home more than $600,000.

Day visited family before making his way to Fallen Oak on Monday. After competing in the Wednesday Pro-Am, Day is ready to give it his best shot when the first-round of the 54-hole tournament hits the links at Fallen Oak on Friday.  

The winner's share of  $240,000 would be a nice homecoming for the Poplarville native.

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