PRCC Will host Disc Golf Tournament in December

Published 4:08 am Sunday, November 12, 2006

POPLARVILLE — As many as 100 players are expected to compete Dec. 9 on the Poplarville campus of Pearl River Community College in the Wildcat Trace Disc Golf tournament.

PRCC instructor Shane Seal is organizing the tournament to raise funds for the disc golf scholarship he established this year.

“I’ve seen a lot of the world because of disc sports,” Seal said. “I’ve played everywhere from the East Coast to the West Coast. I’m trying to find a way to give back to the sport.”

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Seal, who is PRCC’s Cisco Network Academy instructor, is tied with Tony Bass of Hattiesburg as the highest rated disc golf player in Mississippi. He tours during the summer and placed eighth in the Southern National Disc Golf Tournament in Mobile and 31st out of 123 in the Professional Disc Golf Association’s world championship at Augusta, Ga.

While traditional golfers change clubs for each shot, disc golfers change discs, starting with a driver and progressing to a mid-range and a putter, Seal said.

The PRCC course is a 20-hole, par-60 course open to the public with no greens fees, Seal said. A disc golf league plays on the course on Monday evenings. To enter the tournament or for more information, telephone Seal at 601 403-1114.