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Providence Hill Farm Hosts Bass Tournament and Sporting Clay Shoot

August 28, 2013

Mississippi College’s bass team competes with three other in-state rivals in a September 28 tournament at Providence Hill Farm.

The first annual Mississippi collegiate bass cup competition will be decided with a live weigh-in that Saturday afternoon to determine the winner.

Anglers from the University of Mississippi, Southern Miss, Mississippi State and Mississippi College will put their bass fishing skills to the test from 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

“This will be a great day for our teams and for the state of Mississippi,” said Jim Turcotte, who serves as the director of these outdoor programs. He also serves as vice president for enrollment services and dean of students.

The bass tourney is one of two major events going on at Providence Hill Farm that Saturday.

Providence Hill Farm will be the site of a high school invitational sporting clay shoot involving 4-H squads from around the Magnolia State.

As of late August, there will be 137 guests attending, including 47 shooters, their coaches and family members.

Mississippi College is home to a sporting clay shooting team that competes at the 2,000-acre farm and other places around the region.

Trophies will be awarded to the top shooters and teams. The competition goes on from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

“We are very excited about this high school invitational shoot because we will meet students and their parents for the first time and they will get to tour our Clinton campus prior to the shoot,” Turcotte said.

“It is our hope that we will continue to enroll the top shooters from the South and be even more competitive on a national level,” added Turcotte, who also serves as dean of students at the Baptist-affiliated university.

For more information, contact Jim Turcotte at 601.925.3315 or Margaret Cole at 601.925.3809.

Photo: Providence Hill Farms, home to Mississippi College Equestrian, Bass Fishing, and Clay Shooting Teams.

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