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March 20, 2014

JUCO Golf: McLennan wins JC Invitational by 9 strokes

JACKSONVILLE —

McLennan College, the No. 3-ranked team in America in the most recent NJCAA poll, turned in rounds of 293 and 305, respectively, to finish at 598, which was more than enough to net the Highlanders from Waco the championship of the Jacksonville College Invitational.

The 36-hole tournament was played Monday and Tuesday at Challenge at the Woods.

Tyler Junior College (294-313 — 607) came in second, followed by the Dragons of paris (312-319 — 631).

The JC men completed the order of finish. The Jags turned in rounds of 329 and 343 to end up at 672.

Day 1 action was played over a squishy course due to weekend rains and Tuesday's action took place amidst strong, often howling winds blowing out of the south, which served to inflate the scores.

Tyler's Charlie Cameron won medalist honors by carding rounds of 69 and 71 to finish at 140 for the tourney.

McLennan's Hunter Shattuck came in second by posting rounds of 68 and 76 for a total of 144.

Shattuck is from jacksonville and is a graduate of The Brook Hill School in Bullard.

In addition, Shattuck was playing on his home course.

Ryan Beatty (72-75 — 147) of McLennan took third place.

Top finisher for the jags was Will Langston, a Troup High School product, who shot rounds of 77 and 86 to finish at T17 in the individual standings.

Cory Caraway was four strokes back of Langston.

 

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