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Rebels Best Five Ranked Opponents In Mexico

Golf Carts-1Freshman Braden Thornberry posted a top-20 finish to help the Ole Miss men’s golf team to an 8th-place finish in a loaded field at Querencia Cabo Collegiate Tuesday.

The Rebels posted a team score of 297 on the day en route to a three-round total of 871 the 6,928-yard Querencia Golf Club. Ole Miss finished ahead of five ranked opponents, including No. 2 Wake Forest, No. 18 LSU and No. 28 Arkansas. No. 11 Georgia won the tournament with a team score of 834.

“This week was a step in the right direction for our team, said Ole Miss head coach Chris Malloy. “We competed against the best teams in the country and held our own. Hopefully these guys see that they can compete with anyone and use that as confidence going forward.”

Thornberry carded a 3-over 74 Tuesday to finish tied for 18th, giving him his third top-20 finish of the season, and tallied a total of ten birdies through 54 holes. Junior Noah West led the Rebels in the third round with a 1-over 72, his best round of the tournament. West birdied the 294 yard par-4 No. 7 and finished tied for 60th overall.

Junior Ben Wolcott and senior Forrest Gamble each posted a 5-over 76 in the third round. Wolcott carded a team-high four birdies on the day, including back-to-back at No. 17 and 18 to finish tied for 28th place. His 12 birdies though three rounds was also a team high. Gamble finished in a tie for 34th, while fellow senior Connor Davis turned in a 4-over 75 Tuesday to finish tied for 54th.

Next up, the Rebels head to Tallahassee, Florida for the Seminole Intercollegiate March 11. Fans can follow live stats at OleMissSports.com or GolfStat.com. For all Ole Miss Men’s golf news and information, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissMGolf, on Instagram at OleMissMGolf and on Facebook at facebook.com/OleMissMGolf. Fans can also follow head coach Chris Malloy on Twitter @CoachMalloy12.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss Football Returning to Haiti over Spring Break

Photo from the Rebels' 2015 Haiti trip (Christian Russell, Chad Kelly, Hugh Freeze and Jeremy Liggins) Courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics
Photo from the Rebels’ 2015 Haiti trip (Christian Russell, Chad Kelly, Hugh Freeze and Jeremy Liggins)
Courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics

For the third straight Ole Miss spring break, members of the Rebel football program will spend their precious week off from class, workouts, practice and film sessions doing mission work in Haiti.

A 28-person group will take the trip from Oxford to Camp Marie, Haiti, to continue their work to create a sustainable community for Haitians in need. Now that the village of 10,000 Haitians has access to clean water (which the Ole Miss team helped to start last year), there is a need to further the water into their crop areas. These once fertile grounds have been devastated by severe drought, and the team of players, coaches, staff and family will assist local farmers in digging trenches for better irrigation.

The cost per person for the trip is $2,500, which includes airfare, ground transportation, translator, lodging, meals and medical insurance. To donate toward this cause that can help change the lives of people in need and affect both them and the travelers in a positive way, visit www.RebelsforHaiti.com.

Among the contingent are players Talbot Buys, Chad Kelly, Armani Linton and Sean Rawlings; coaches Hugh Freeze(and family), Corey Batoon (and family) and Maurice Harris (and family); senior executive associate athletics director Stephen Ponder (and family); and several other members of the Ole Miss athletics administration, football staff and managers.

Kelly, the Rebels’ record-breaking All-SEC quarterback, will make the trek to Haiti for the second straight year.

Other Ole Miss players who have had life-changing experiences in Haiti over the past two years include Ontario Berry, Serderius Bryant, Ryan Buchanan, Will Few, Josh Johnson, LaKedrick King, Jeremy Liggins, Andy Pappanastos, Tayler Polk, Christian Russell, Deterrian Shackelford, Tee Shepard, Gary Wunderlich and John Youngblood. Coaches Freeze and Harris are returning to Haiti for the second straight year.

“We are all very blessed and fortunate, and I’m grateful for the opportunities to help these people who aren’t afforded our luxuries,” Freeze said. “We have another great group of student-athletes, coaches and administrators making the trip, and for our players in particular, I appreciate them giving up their spring break to impact others in this very positive way. This has been an eye-opening experience for our travel party every year, and I think everyone has walked away stronger and ready to make the most of every day.”

The Ole Miss team will partner with The 410 Bridge organization that has helped make a huge difference in the life of the Camp Marie Haitians, who are moving closer to having a clean, sustainable water system that they can use to farm their own crops as a source of economic growth for the community.

This year, Ole Miss Football is partnering with other groups from the Oxford and Ole Miss communities to impact change in Haiti. FNC and The Orchard will send members to Haiti during the spring to assist with various aspects of community life in Camp Marie, such as education and business training.

Follow Ole Miss Football on Twitter at @OleMissFB, as well as Facebook and Instagram. For more information, visit www.OleMissSports.com.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics

Hugh Freeze on faith, family and Ole Miss

Photo courtesy of Josh McCoy / Ole Miss Athletics
Photo courtesy of Josh McCoy / Ole Miss Athletics

Coach Hugh Freeze loves his family. Recently, the head coach at Ole Miss reassured his love of those closest to him as he spoke to Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ark. As many remember, Freeze served as both offensive coordinator and head coach at nearby Arkansas State University.

Courtesy of Brad Logan and OleHottyToddy.com

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