WSCC ATHLETICS: Three WSCC men’s golfers make All-Tournament team at ACCC Championship; tennis teams begin conference tourney on Friday


HANCEVILLE, ALA. — Wallace State’s 11th-ranked men’s golf team had three players earn a spot on the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC)/Region 22 All-Tournament team this week as the Lions finished third overall at GlenLakes Golf Club in Foley.

Conner Bruce, Cody Maddox and Matt Smith each finished with a 1-over par 73 for Wallace State, placing them on the All-Tournament team. As a unit, the Lions placed only two strokes out of first place, carding a 10-over 298. 

Bruce earned his third All-Tournament recognition this spring. He was the Coastal Alabama Invitational low medalist on Feb. 17.

Maddox has earned All-Tournament recognition twice this season.

The tournament was shortened to one round after inclement weather on the event’s first day. Central Alabama won the championship after outlasting Calhoun in a playoff.

Rounding out the field for Wallace State were Carter Goodwin (7-over 79) and Anthony Lumpkin (8-over 80).

Calhoun’s Sam Murphy won individual medalist honors.

The Lions were seeking a 14th conference title.

Wallace State now turns its attention to the NJCAA District 4 Championship in Marion, Ill., where the Lions look to qualify for a 24th NJCAA National Championship appearance.

Wallace State Tennis

Both Wallace State tennis teams hit the court in Alexander City on Friday for the ACCC/Region 22 championship.

Wallace State’s 16th-ranked men enter the tournament undefeated in league action, including posting multiple shutouts against conference foes.

Wallace State’s 24th-ranked women were undefeated in ACCC play heading into Wednesday afternoon’s match vs. Central Alabama.

“I’m very confident that both of our teams have a chance to bring back conference championships. We’ll be ready to play,” said Wallace State tennis coach Tony Franklin.

Sebastian Arce, Ethan Aycock, Nick Hester, Andrew Bizilia, William Brackin, Zach Mastin have all shined in singles for the Lions all season. Ben Hicks has made solid contributions in doubles. 

For the women, Nicole Barron, Mary Ann Wolfe, Emily Perry, Haley Putman, Kailee Upchurch and Crissy Cruz have paved the way.

Wallace State’s men are seeking a second conference title in three seasons under Franklin.

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