For the second year in a row, Murray State College took home the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II, Region 2 Championship, earning a spot in the NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf National Championship.
Murray State hosted the Region 2 Tournament on their home course at Dornick Hills Country Club on Monday. The MSC men faced off against Seminole State College, while the women competed against Seminole State and Redlands Community College. For the men, one team advanced to the national tournament. For the women, one team and the next top five scoring individuals earned a trip to the nationals.
As a team, the MSC men scored 310 in the first round and 316 in the second round for a total of 626. Seminole State scored 322 in the first round, and came back with a 309 in the second round, but it wasn’t enough as Murray State edged out Seminole by five points.
Ardmore High School alumnus Davis Rison was the individual champion, scoring a 75-78—153 to lead the Aggies. MSC sophomore Luke Coppedge (Tishomingo) missed the top spot by one stroke, scoring 78-76—154.
Two individuals from the women’s team advanced to the national tournament. Freshmen Jessica Vines and Ashley Savage had overall scores that put them in the top five, with Vines scoring a 94-88—182 and Savage finishing with 92-91—183.
Zana Crowson ended the day at 86-87—173, but was disqualified due to an incorrectly completed scorecard after the first round.