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FCA holds 6th annual Bobby Myrick Classic

Bobby Myrick Golf Classic. Courtesy: WDAM Bobby Myrick Golf Classic. Courtesy: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes held its sixth annual Bobby Myrick Golf Classic on Friday, named after the late Hattiesburg High, Mississippi State and New York Mets pitcher.

Many Pine Belt coaches were among the 148 golfers that made it out to the Hattiesburg Country Club. A former Major League pitcher himself, Paul Maholm said the event was all about raising money for the FCA but competitive juices were still flowing.

“It’s a little more laid back today but we do have the competitive spirit,” said Maholm, a co-owner of the Hattiesburg Country Club. “We do try to beat up on each other a little bit. The biggest thing is raising the money for a good cause.”

“I don’t know of anything greater on a campus that really pulls kids in than FCA,” said Sumrall assistant baseball coach Steve Cooley. “That one time a week that we get together and have a devotion, that’s their church. And they have somebody that they can go to and it’s just a great organization. They look out for these kids.”

“For us, [FCA director] Mitch [Williams] does so much for our community,” said Oak Grove head football coach Drew Causey. “He was with us yesterday afternoon with a loss that we had. We just try to give back.”

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