Picayune’s golf team prepare to tee off district tournament Monday morning

Published 7:00 am Friday, April 20, 2018

Picayune’s golf team is approaching the most important part of its schedule as the team hopes to advance to the state tournament for the second year in a row.

On Monday, at the Millbrook Golf Course, in Picayune, the Maroon Tide will host the District 7 tournament beginning at 10 a.m.

The teams competing in the tournament include Picayune, Pearl River Central, Hattiesburg and North Pike.

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The top two teams and top two individuals will advance to the state tournament, to be held at Lake Caroline Golf Course in Madison on May 1st and 2nd.

So far, the Maroon Tide has played in five major competitions this spring.

Every major competition consists of about 19 teams or more.

According to statistics submitted by Dawn Guidry, Cameron Guidry’s mom, the first major took place at Pine Burr Country Club, where Cameron shot a 73, Isaac Hickman shot a 84, M.J. Canulette shot a 95 and Timmy Turnage shot a 96.

During the Diamondhead Invitational, the team finished with an overall score of 353. Individually, Guidry carded 72, Hickman shot an 87 and Matt Bingham and Canulette each shot a 97.

The team later participated in the Sunkist Country Club Invitational and Guidry shot a 82, Hickman shot a 91, Canulette shot a 94 and Kyle Stockstill carded 100. During the Great Southern Golf Club Invitational, Guidry placed in the top three by carding 72, Hickman shot a 83, Canulette shot a 90 and Turnage shot a 95.

In the last Invitational at The Oaks Golf Club, Guidry shot shot a 73, Hickman shot a 86, Canulette shot a 90 and Turnage shot a 92 for total team score of 341.

Guidry was recently named the 2018 Gulf Coast High School Majors Player of the Year.

“He is the first freshman to have won the award,” Corey Guidry, Cameron’s dad, said.