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April 25, 2014

News from Jaguarland: Jacksonville College sports roundup


Jaguar golf team wraps up season at NJCAA District 2 Championships

DENNIS, Texas — Jaguar linksters form Jacksonville College joined nine other schools from across the state to contest things at the NJCAA District 2 Championships earlier this week.

The three-round tournament was held at Sugar Tree Country Club in Dennis, Texas.

JC head golf coach, Lynn Nabi, said that his players did not disappoint him in going up against what could be described as a stacked field.

“We played solid at times,” Nabi said. “Our region has five teams that are ranked in the top 20 in the nation, so the competition was extremely tough.

“It's a competitive league and we're just thankful to be a part of it.”

The JC men came in ninth at 953 (330-306-317).

McLennan won first place with rounds of 278, 284 and 286 to fishing at 848, which was 22 strokes ahead of runner-up Odessa College.

Midland ended up third (293-291-289 — 873).

Garrett Whorley (78-76-80 — 234) had the low score for the Jags. Whorley finished at T39.

Troup's Will Langston (81-82-74 — 237) finished tied for 44th place, with Corey Caraway (52nd, 88-74-78 — 240) close behind.

Matt Hance finished 54th, shooting a three-round total of 243, while Trey Manis checked in 61st.

On a side note, Nabi said that Hance, who calls Montgomery, Texas home, and Langston will be named as NJCAA Academic All America in the near future.

“It has been a pleasure to coach these wonderful student athletes,” Nabi said.


JC athletic banquet on docket for Monday

Today is the final day to purchase reduced ($10) price tickets to the JC athletic banquet, which will take place at 7 p.m. Monday evening at the Peoples Church Family Life Center. Tickets purchased at the door will cost $20. Advance tickets can be purchased at the college up until 4:30 p.m. This afternoon.Keynote speaker this year is Micah Hoffpauir, who played Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs as well as professionally in Japan.






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