The Neshoba Central golf team will be playing in the State Class 5A golf tournament for the eighth times in nine years.

The Rockets missed the state tournament last year and Coach Tommy McCool said it proved to be a motivator for his year's team.

"I think it meant a lot to our seniors for us to get back to the state tournament," McCool said. "We missed it last year and we felt like we had something to prove."

The state tournament will be held at Lake Caroline, this same site of the Region 3-5A tournament where the Rockets qualified for state. The tournament will be played Wednesday and Thursday.

"We have played that course a couple of times this year and are familiar with it," McCool said.

The Neshoba Central scores from the region tournament are as follows: Trent Hunley 82, Graham Winstead 84, Zack Rigdon 86, Ryan Gardner 87, and, Blaine Gardner 01.