By Gene Phelps/NEMS Daily Journal
Baldwyn seniors Jordan Wilson and Ty Lindsey went out with a blast Wednesday in the MHSAA Class 2A state golf tournament.
Wilson birdied the final hole of his high school career to clinch a second-place finish in the medalist standings. He recorded a 75-71 for a two-day score of 146.
Lindsey nailed a 30-foot putt for an eagle on the final hole of his prep career. His score was 78-79 for a 157.
Baldwyn coach Michael Gray says their play was pivotal in leading the Bearcats to a second consecutive state championship at Okatoma Golf Club in Collins.
“I’ve got to replace two good seniors,” Gray said. “I was really proud of Jordan when he birdied that last hole for a 71.
“(Ty Lindsey’s) sister shot video of his eagle. He’s already watched it two or three times. We were all excited for him. He was steady as a rock today.”
Baldwyn recorded a two-day, 36-hole score of 304-302 – 606 to defeat Mize by 13 strokes. The Bearcats started the day with an 8-shot lead.
Gray credited his team’s success to a solid start Wednesday.
“I knew we might have a good chance to win when we made the turn,” he said. “Unofficially, we had gained eight strokes.”
Tucker Jenkins was second on the team with a 73-78 – 151 while Clayton Gray was third with a 79-74 – 153. Will Moore added a 78-84 – 162 for the winners.
Oxford’s Turner Arnold, a sophomore, finished fourth overall Wednesday in the 5A state tournament at the Laurel Country Club.
Arnold recorded a 77-79 – 156 for two days. Ward Toler was second for the Chargers with an 88-84 – 172.
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