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Mississippi State Am: Denton rallies for win

TUNICA, Miss. (June 8, 2008)--University of Arizona senior and Canton resident Trey Denton lit up the back nine with five birdies to card a 68 in the final round to win the Mississippi State Amateur by four strokes over third-round leader Jonathan Randolph of Brandon.

Randolph started the day at even par and was four strokes ahead of Denton and was at 1-under-par until a quadruple birdie on No. 9  to moved him to 3-over-par at the turn.

His 1-over par (37) on the back nine was not enough to catch Denton’s 4-under-par 32 on the final nine holes.

Kyle Ellis of Senatobia carded an even par final round to move into solo possession of third place at 6-over-par 294. Kevin Jones and Grant McDonniel shot 74 and 71 respectively in the final round for 295 and a tie for fourth place.

Jonathan Randolph and Kevin Jones won the Mike Magee Medalist Award with their first round one under par 71.

Full results from the 7,173-yard, par-72 Tunica National Golf Club follow:

Pos Name Hometown Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Rd.4 Tot.
1 Trey Denton Canton 76 72 72 68 288
2 Jonathan Randolph Brandon 71 74 71 76 292
3 Kyle Ellis Senatobia 77 74 71 72 294
T4 Grant McDonniel Brookhaven 78 75 71 71 295
T4 Kevin Jones Terry 71 81 69 74 295
6 Clay Homan Starkville 80 74 72 70 296
T7 Josh Oller Pearl 78 79 69 71 297
T7 Billy Brozovich Greenville 74 76 72 75 297
T9 Matt Fast Hattiesburg 83 76 72 68 299
T9 Cory Cooper Long Beach 78 77 70 74 299
T11 Freddie Janneck Madison 77 79 74 70 300
T11 Josh Bevell Starkville 77 75 74 74 300
T13 Tyler Sparks Hattiesburg 83 76 72 70 301
T13 Duke Simmons Brandon 78 81 72 70 301
15 Michael Dowst Purvis 78 75 74 76 303
16 Wesley Rogers Brandon 79 76 76 73 304
17 Alan Ellis Greenwood 81 74 75 75 305
18 Chase Smith Vicksburg 74 76 77 80 307
T19 NIcholas Brown Meridian 82 74 79 73 308
T19 Ben Mobely Clinton 79 74 78 77 308
T19 Shaw Nickels Starkville 82 73 76 77 308
T19 Trent Adams Kosciusko 78 74 78 78 308
T23 Michael Naaman Greenville 83 76 76 74 309
T23 Paul Minor Jackson 79 78 77 75 309
25 Jay Hale Senatobia 81 79 75 75 310
T26 Beck Troutman Fernwood 85 76 72 78 311
T26 Matt Senter Starkville 81 78 74 78 311
T28 Richard Reed Starkville 88 78 77 71 314
T28 Jay Hightower Greenville 80 80 79 75 314
T30 T. Robert Oakley Senatobia 86 78 76 75 315
T30 Sonny Williams Pearl 80 78 80 77 315
T30 Shane Murphy Petal 75 85 77 78 315
T30 Becker Sams Jackson 78 84 75 78 315
T30 Tracey Cockerham Hamilton 79 77 77 82 315
T35 Mario Alfonso Southhaven 81 81 76 78 316
T35 Stone Thames Laurel 83 79 73 81 316
37 Peter Wood Starkville 76 79 81 81 317
T38 Ryan Ratcliff Meadville 84 77 79 78 318
T38 Brian Gates Madison 81 78 77 82 318
40 Jordan Farmer Natchez 84 81 76 78 319
T41 Mike Pharr Hernando 85 78 80 78 321
T41 Seth McBrayer Charleston 80 81 80 80 321
T41 Robert Willis Grenada 79 80 79 83 321
T44 Davis Nail Senatobia 79 87 78 78 322
T44 John Atwood Hattiesburg 81 81 80 80 322
46 Andrew Oakley Senatobia 88 79 78 78 323
47 Justin Eaves Louisville 79 79 80 86 324
T48 Wilson Reeder Tupelo 87 78 85 76 326
T48 Brother Sandifer Greenville 80 86 80 80 326
T48 Mark Enis Saltillo 83 83 80 80 326
51 Steve Johnson Belden 84 82 79 82 327
52 Doug Bullard Calhoun City 86 78 83 82 329
53 Lee Keyes Brandon 90 76 85 80 331
54 Bob Rupnik Brandon 85 82 80 85 332
55 William Walker Houston 84 77 84 88 333
56 Noah West Belden 83 83 91 85 342

 

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