|East Mississippi completes 2010-11 men's golf roster with six signees|
SCOOBA – East Mississippi Community College men’s golf coach Dale Peay has completed the Lions’ 2010-11 golf roster with the addition of six newcomers for the coming academic year.
Locally, the Lions have added former Caledonia High School teammates Zac Taylor and Zack Bailey, who helped lead the Confederates to Class 4A state tournament appearances in 2007 and 2009. This past season as a third-year team captain, Taylor earned district runner-up honors to pace Caledonia to the district team title and a sixth-place finish in the state tournament.
Bailey, who graduated from Caledonia in 2009, earned medalist honors a dozen times during his prep career. Along with Taylor, he qualified for the Coca-Cola Junior Tour during his high school days. Bailey will be a sophomore on EMCC’s 2010-11 golf squad.
East Mississippi has also brought in Tyler Slocum from DeSoto Central High School and Andrew Spiers of Pearl River Central High School. A four-year member of DCHS’s golf team, Slocum placed second at this year’s MHSAA Class 6A district tournament with a score of 71 and was a member of the Jaguars’ state runner-up contingent. An honors graduate, Slocum also received the U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete Award.
Despite playing his senior season with a torn ACL, Spiers helped lead Pearl River Central to a district championship en route to a runner-up team showing in the 2010 Class 5A state tournament. In addition, he led the state tournament field after firing an opening-round 74. Spiers gained valuable experience competing in two summer tour events a year ago, carrying a solid 77 stroke average during both tour events.
Earlier in the year, East Mississippi landed Northwest Rankin High School teammates Bobby Bowlin and Weston Wallace, who were ranked fourth and sixth, respectively, in the Mississippi Junior Golf Association’s 2009 Division A Player of the Year standings. The tandem helped pace the Cougars to the 2005 MHSAA Class 5A state championship and three consecutive state runner-up finishes in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
“I’m excited about the addition of these six student-athletes to the EMCC golf program,” East Mississippi golf coach Dale Peay noted. “They are all quality young men with quality golf games, and they should collectively provide a major impact on our young golf team this coming season.”
EMCC’s half-dozen newcomers will join returning sophomores Ian McAdams of Madison Central High School and Jackson Bryant of Natchez’s Trinity Episcopal Day School on the Lions’ golf roster for the upcoming 2010-11 campaign.
|Last Updated ( Saturday, 14 August 2010 )|
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