Northeast golfers named to All-State team

By NEMCC Media Relations

BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s golf season has been all about consistency and that consistency has led two Tiger linksters to be part of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State golf team.

Daniel Singh (Haleyville, Ala.) and Blake Hatfield (Booneville) were named to the MACJC All-State Golf Team when the regular season wrapped up at Riverbirch Golf Course in Amory on Tuesday, March 30.

Singh was named to the first-team while Hatfield, who went to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) national tournament in 2009, qualified for the second team.

Singh has been consistent throughout the year for the Tiger golf team. The Northeast sophomore has led the Tigers three of the four tour stops as low scorer while Hatfield led the Tiger team in the only stop that Singh did not.

Hatfield carried the Tigers to a third place finish in the first tour stop of the year at Sunkist Country Club and Grand Bear Golf Course where the Tigers shot a 634 and were led by Hatfield’s 153.

Singh has led the Tigers ever since sharing the honors with Stephen Poole (Saltillo) twice and Brandon Robbins (Corinth) once.

Singh and Poole have been the driving force to the Tigers’ pair of runner-up finishes this year. Northeast finished second in the second tour stop of the year at Forrest Country Club where Singh and Poole both shot 147s in leading the Tigers to a two-day 596. The duo turned the trick again two stops later when they shot 148s in the fourth tour stop of the year at Hillandale Country Club and Riverbirch Golf Course in Amory as Northeast finished second with a 597.

Singh has been consistent in his rounds on the year averaging a 75 during the first round of each of the four events so far and only increases his score by a half-a-stroke on the second day of the event. Singh has also been consistent in the scores the Northeast sophomore posts with his scores ranging from 72-82 in eight events.

Hatfield has been the same as Singh. The Northeast sophomore averages 75.75 strokes during the first day of an event and sees only a slight increase to day two with a 76.75 score.

Once again, Hatfield’s scores for the eight rounds this year have been clustered together with a low-round of 73 in the third tour stop at Wolf Hollow and a high round of 80 at Hillandale Country Club.

Singh and Hatfield will lead Northeast golf team into the MACJC State Golf Tournament at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Raymond on April 12-13.