2016 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

The rainy weather prevented golfers from playing Friday at Fallen Oak in Saucier, but it didn’t put a damper on the entire 2016 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

“It’s like were always faced with some adverse challenge and we always rise to the occasion. Friday was a complete washout. These guys did a great job. We played 36 holes yesterday,”

Coming into Sunday the final day of the tournament in its seventh year pro golfer Scott Dunlap led the pack ahead by two strokes.

But then a turn of events starting out at third place Miguel Angel Jimenez stole the show. Birdying five of the first six holes on the back nine and suddenly appearing unstoppable.

The 52 year old golfer from Spain ended up winning the tournament. A third victory for Miguel on the PGA tour champions.

“Miguel just ran away from him and won by two strokes so it was a really exciting finish.”

The champions eight under 64 broke the tournament’s record for lowest final round score. Miguel tells News 25 his strategy is all about rhythm and repetition.

“The final hole is the same thing we’re thinking on the 17th. It’s that rhythm. You know? There is that hole, you need to put the ball in the right place and the right positions.”

Miguel finished at 14 under.

Tournament Director Steve Nieman tells News 25 the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic has pumped about

90 million dollars back into the economy.

“This is a wonderful community spirited thing. It’s not about one person or about one group. It’s about everyone here on the coast.”

 

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