April 19, 2018 10:56:23 AM
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State is once again a disc golf national champion.
The MSU men's disc golf club dominated the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship in North Augusta, South Carolina, winning the national title by 33 strokes against the field of 35 teams on Saturday.
The victory clinched the club's second national championship, and the first since 2009.
The MSU women's disc golf club won national championships in 2012 and 2013.
"This is something this club has been working toward for a long time," said team captain and club president Steven Hillerman. "We had a pretty good team last year and came in fifth place, so we were really hoping to do more this year. For us to come away with the title really means a lot."
The Bulldogs shot 59-under-par in the six-round tournament, which put them comfortably ahead of second-place Texas A&M, which finished at 26-under.
Trevor Strong, a senior civil engineering major from Diamondhead, Micah Peacock, a senior mechanical engineering major from Jackson, Hillerman, a junior computer science major from Madison, and Jacob Henson, a freshman finance major from Southaven, make up the team.
In addition to the four players on MSU's primary squad, two other teams of four from MSU competed in the competition.
MSU's disc golf club practices on the school's two public disc golf courses.
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