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(10/10/16)  MAC concludes fall season. The MAC golf team wrapped up their fall season by traveling to Alton, IL to participate in a tournament hosted by Lewis and Clark CC at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course.  The Cardinals finished in 3rd place as a team at the tournament.  Tyler Fieser placed 3rd overall and Ricardo Devoto finished 5th overall.

(10/7/16)  Cardinals finish 12th in Henderson State Tournament. The MAC golf team participated in the Henderson State Invitational Golf Tournament.  The tournament ran through Tuesday, October 4th.  It was held at The Arlington Course in Hot Springs, AR.

(9/17/16)  Cards host Lewis & Clark. The MAC golf team played host to Lewis and Clark CC in a match on Wednesday, September 14th at Crown Pointe Golf Club.  The Cardinals won the match and Tyler Fieser turned in the low score of the day.


(9/12/16) MAC playing at Crown Pointe this week. The MAC men’s golf team will host Lewis and Clark CC in a match on Wednesday, September 14th at 1:30pm at Crown Pointe Golf Club. 

The Cardinals just completed their second tournament of the fall season over the weekend by finishing 5th in the Vincennes Tournament. 

(6/4/16) Mineral Area College Golf- MAC Golf Team Finished 14th at the NJCAA Division 2 National Tournament.


The MAC golf team participated in the NJCAA Division 2 National Tournament in Plymouth, IN from May 24-27.  Here are the results: 


Mineral (MO) Area Cardinals        317        301        309        310          1237       +85    

Finish: 14th

McCandless, Scott        81         69          75          73            298         +10       t-31st

Fieser, Tyler                 85         72          75          76            308         +20        57th

West, Ryan                   77         80          77          75            309         +21        t58th

Beck, Aaron                 74          80          82          86            322         +34       t89th

Willsher, Harry            90          95          94          106          385         +97       115th


(5/16/16)  Mineral Area College Golf Team will be participating in the NJCAA Division 2 National Tournament May 22-27 in Plymouth, IN. The MAC golf team will be participating in the NJCAA Division 2 National Championship on May 22-27 in Plymouth, Indiana.

(4/26/16)  Cardinals finish 5th at the Rend Lake Tournament.  The MAC golfers went on the road to finish 5th in the Rend Lake Tournament.  The Cardinals were lead by Scott McCandless who shot 73-70 (143) over the two days.  Scott finished in 2nd place overall.  Other MAC scores were

Tyler Fieser 74-76 (150)

Harry Wilsher 87-78 (165)

Aaron Beck 87-83 ((170)

Ryan West DNP -84

(3/30/16) MAC came in third at the Mineral Area College Winter Warm-Up.

Hannibal-LaGrange shot 308-302
Lewis and Clark shot 305-309.

MAC 316-320.

MAC scores:

Scott McCandless 72-80 3rd place
Tyler Fieser 79-80
Aaron Beck 83-75
Harry Willsher 82-85
Ryan West 92-85
Paden Himmelberg 80-87
Connor Stroburg 96-95
Jon Ettinger 97-88

(3/30/16) MAC places 3rd in Lewis and Clark Tournament.  The Mineral Area College golf team competed in the Lewis and Clark Tournament on Thursday, March 24th in Godfrey, IL at the Belk Park Golf Course.  MAC finished the tournament in 3rd place.  Here are the individual scores for the Cardinals:


Scott McCandless- 78

Aaron Beck- 80

Tyler Fieser- 81

Ryan West- 82

Harry Willsher- 83

Paden Himmelberg- 88

Connor Stroburg- 91

Joe Ettinger- 94

(3/21/16)  Cardinals finish in 6th place in Ron Marshall Tournament.  Mineral Area finished in 6th place overall in the annual Ron Marshall Tournament at Swan Lake Golf Club in Scotsboro, Alabama. 

Ron Marshall Tourney at Goose Pond 2016 Final Round scores:

6th place Mineral Area College:

Ryan West 75 87 78
Scott McCandless 78 76 75

Tyler Fieser 79 83 76

Aaron Beck 81 86 80
Harry Willsher 86 88 82
Paden Himmelberg 88 80 83
Connor Stoburg 90 90 94
Jon Ettinger 97 99 100

Copiah Lincoln (MS) won the event. 


(3/19/16)  Day 1 of Ron Marshall Tournament.  The MAC golf team has officially started its spring season.  Yesterday was the first day of the Ron Marshall Tournament in Scotsboro, Alabama.  Here are the individual and team scores from yesterday:

Mineral Area College:

Ryan West 75

Scott McCandless 78

Tyler Fieser 79

Aaron Beck 81

Harry Wilsher 86

Paden Himmelberg 88

Connor Stroburg 90

Jon Ettinger 97

1. Copiah Lincoln -301

2. Rend Lake - 305

3. John A. Logan - 309

T4.  Mineral Area College 313

T4.  Vincennes 313

T4.  Walters State 313

7. Grand Rapids 324

8.  Lincoln Trail  330

9.  Kaskaskia 333


(10/26/15)  MAC defeats Kaskaskia in final Fall event.  The MAC golf team defeated Kaskaskia by the score of 305-311 at Arlington Greens, in Granite City, Illinois on Saturday. 

Michael Pfitzner was the medalist and shot a 72.

(10/19/15)  MAC places 5th in NJCAA Fall Preview.  The Mineral Area golf team traveled to Plymouth, Indiana to take part in the NJCAA Fall Preview.  They finished in 5th place against a very tough field.  The highest finisher for the Cardinals was Scott McCandless who finished in 8th place overall.

NJCAA Fall Preview Results

(9/22/15)  Cardinals finish 2nd in MacMurray Invitational.  The men's golf team finished with a 307 this past weekend. MAC was one of 11 teams in the field.  The individual stats for the tournament were:

Scott McCandless  74

Tyler Fieser  76

Michael Pfitzner 77

Paden Himmelberg  80

Ryan West  87

Aaron Beck  84


(9/18/15)  MAC defeats Lewis & Clark.  The Mineral Area men's golf team defeated Lewis & Clark in a match played at Belk Park GC on Thursday, 9/17.  MAC shot 297.  Lewis & Clark 301.  Low for MAC, and medalist for the match, was Scott McCandlesss (71). Other MAC scores were:

Tyler Fieser (72)

Ryan West (76) 

Paden Himmelberg (76)

Michael Pfitzner (78)

(9/8/15)  Cardinals participate in Rend Lake Tournament. The Mineral Area College golf team traveled to Rend Lake, IL to play 36 holes in the Rend Lake Tournament on Friday, September 4th.  The Cards placed 4th in the tournament, shooting a 294-299 (393).  Scott McCandless and Michael Pfitzner tied for 1st place in the tournament with scores of 142.  Michael was the overall champion, by winning the 1st playoff hole.  Here are the individual scores of the tournament:

Michael Pfitzner:  142

Scott McCandless:  142

Aaron Beck:  154Tyler Fieser:  156

Ryan West:  158

Tyler Norton:  163



(9/1/15) Former MAC golfer honored at Webster.  Matt Gordon (St. Clair, MO) was honored as Webster University's hardest working player this fall.  As a part of this honor, Matt has the privilege of carrying the Folds of Honor Bag for a marine who was killed that earned a Purple Heart.  He is carrying the bag for the family. 

(8/6/15)  Men's golf receives academic honor. The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced the 2015 Team Academic Awards this week and the Mineral Area College Golf team was one of four NJCAA Division 2 Golf teams to receive the award.  Congratulations to Coach Huff and the MAC Golf team on a wonderful season on the course and in the classroom. 

(5/23/15)  Cards Finish 11th Place at National Tournament and Scott McCandless Receives Honorable Mention All-American Honors


The Mineral Area College Golf team participated in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament on May 19th-22nd at the Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, Alabama.  The Cards had an outstanding week, finishing in 11th place out of 18 teams.


Congratulations to Scott McCandless on finishing tied for 21st on the leader board.  By placing in the top 26, McCandless was named to the NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American team.


Here are the scores for the MAC Cardinal Golf team for the week:


Mineral Area Cardinals 


294        292        306        307          1199       +47       11th


McCandless, Scott        72         71          69          77            289         +1         t-21st

Schultz, Dustin              72          72          78          75            297         +9         t-48th

Gordon, Matt                78          74          78          75            305         +17          75th

Seabaugh, Jake              77          75          81         83            316         +28       t103rd

Bader, Kellen                  73         83         83          80           319         +31        t107th


(4/22/15)  Cardinals place 4th in Rend Lake Tournament.  MAC closed out its regular season with a strong showing at the Rend Lake Tournament. Jake Seabaugh shot 71-76 over the two days to lead the Cardinals.  Up next for Mineral Area is a trip to the National Tournament in Scottsboro, AL.

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(4/13/15) MAC places 2nd in Kaskaskia Tournament.  The MAC golfers finished in 2nd place in the Kaskaskia Tournament over the weekend.  The tournament was held at Governor's Run Golf Course in Carlyle, Illinois.  Low golfer for the Cardinals was Scott McCandliss with a two-day score of 150.  He tied for 3rd.  He missed out on a playoff by one stroke. 

MAC shot a two day total of 627.

Other individual scores on the day were..

Jake Seabaugh 154

Kellen Bader     161

Dustin Schultz  161

Matt Gordon     165

Ryan West       165

(4/7/15)  MAC wins MacMurray Invitational.  The Mineral Area golf team won the MacMurray Invitational with a school record 289.  Jake Seabaugh lead the MAC golfers with a -4 68.  Below is a picture of the winning team after the tournament.

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(4/6/15)  MAC finishes 9th in Webster Inivitational. The MAC Golf team participated in the Webster Gorlok Spring Invitational last weekend.  The Cardinals finished 9th out of 18 teams.  The individual scores for the Cardinals were:

Scott McCandless 156

Kellen Bader 159

Dustin Schultz 163

Matt Gordon 170

Nathan Lee 173

(3/17/15)  Cardinals participate in Ron Marshall Spring Fling.  The MAC golfers were down in Scottsboro, Alabama over the weekend to participate in the Ron Marshall Spring Fling.  MAC finished 16th in a very competive field. Below are the team results as well as the MAC individual results from the tourney.


293 283 871 +7  
2 Tyler (TX) JC Apaches 292 300 288 880   +16
3 Darton (GA) St Coll Cavaliers 294 297 293 884   +20
3 Miss Gulf Coast CC Bulldogs 292 299 293 884   +20
5 Rend (IL) Lake Coll Warriors 299 295 295 889   +25
6 Walters (TN) State CC Senators 298 302 296 896   +32
7 Meridian (MS) CC Eagles 288 312 297 897   +33
8 Copiah-Lincoln (MS) CC Wolves 302 303 295 900   +36
9 Andrews (GA) Fighting Tigers 301 309 291 901   +37
10 Illinois Central Coll Cougars 303 305 302 910   +46
11 Grand Rapids CC Raiders 300 311 301 912   +48
12 Kirkwood (IA) CC Eagles 298 315 303 916   +52
13 Vincennes Univ Trailblazers 307 316 295 918   +54
14 East Mississippi CC Lions 306 311 304 921   +57
15 John A. Logan (IL) Volunteers 299 318 307 924   +60
16 Mineral (MO) Area Cardinals 319 315 309 943   +79
16 Parkland (IL) College Cobras 311 319 313 943   +79
18 Mott CC Bears 320 319 305 944   +80
19 Kaskaskia (IL) Coll Blue Devil 327 328 320 975   +111
20 Black Hawk College Braves 327 354 341 1022   +158
21 Kirtland CC Firebirds 353 345 333 1031   +167


Mineral (MO) Area Cardinals 319 315 309 943 +79 t-16th
McCandless, Scott 74 79 74 227 +11 t-38th
Schultz, Dustin 82 78 76 236 +20 t-75th
Bader, Kellen 80 81 80 241 +25 t-89th
Gordon, Matt 83 79 81 243 +27 t-92nd
Lee, Nathan 85 79 79 243 +27 t-92nd
Beck, Aaron# 76 89 75 165    
West, Ryan# 84 84 78 168    
Seabaugh, Jake# 82 88 83



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(10/22/14) Cardinals participate in Walters State Tournament.

Walters State Golf Tourney played at The Country Club of Morristown, TN:

MAC scores:

MAC:  323-307. 630 8th place

Scott McCandless 77 73. 150
Dustin Schultz 78 79. 157
Kellen Bader 84 84. 168
Ryan West 84 78. 162
Matt Gordon 86 77. 163

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(10/13/14) MAC finishes in 2nd place in Lewis & Clark Tournament. 

MAC scores:

Scott McCandless 78-70. 148
Dustin Schultz 81-70. 151
Kellen Bader 76-77. 153
Matt Gordon 78-80. 158
Trent Thomas 85-78. 173

313-295 608.

295 was school record for MAC and
low round of the tourney.

Team scores:
1. Illinois Central 300-301. 601
T2. MAC 313-295. 608
T2. Lewis and Clark A 305-303. 608
5. Kaskaskia A 318-299. 617
6. Blackburn 322-323. 645
7. Lincoln Trail 331-321. 352
8. Lewis and Clark B 345-315. 660
9. Illinois College 338-327. 664
10. Kaskaskia B 342-332. 674

(10/6/14)  Cardinals defeat MacMurray and fall to Lewis & Clark in match-play event. 

Match play at Crown Pointe

*MAC beat MacMurray 5 1/2-1/2*

*MAC lost to Lewis and Clark 4-5*

Scott McCandless beat MacMurray and lost to LC
Dustin Schultz beat McM lost to LC
Kellen Bader beat MacM and LC
Matt Gordon beat MacM lost LC
Ryan West beat MacM and LC
Nathan Lee lost LC and halved MacM
Trent Thomas beat LC
Jake Seabaugh beat LC
Aaron Beck lost to LC.


(9/29/14) MAC defeats MacMurray in match-play format.  The Cardinals took to the course over the weekend for their second consecutive match-play event against MacMurray.  Below are the results:

MacMurray match play match at
The Links GC in Jacksonville, IL

Mineral Area wins 5-2

Scott McCandless won 2 & 1. 75
Dustin Schultz won 3 & 2 70
Kellen Bader won 5 & 4 75
Matt Gordon lost 4 & 3 81
Aaron Beck lost 3 & 2. 85
Jake Seabaugh won 3 & 2. 79
Ryan West won 5 & 4  78


(9/16/14)  Cardinals defeat MacMurray and Lewis & Clark in match-play format.


5-1 1/2

Scott McCandless
beat LC and MacM

Kellen Bader
lost to LC and MacM

Nathan Lee
lost to LC and beat MacM

Ryan West
beat LC and MacM

Dustin Schultz
beat LC and halved MacM

Aaron Beck
beat LC

Matt Gordon
lost LC and beat MacM

Jake Seabaugh
lost LC and beat MacM

Trent Thomas
beat LC

(9/8/14) Cardinals start fall schedule.  The MAC golf team traveled to Rend Lake, Illinois this past weekend to participate in the Rend Lake Fall Preview.  The following is a list of the scores from over the weekend:

MAC scores were:

First 18 scores

Tanner McKinney 71
Nathan Lee 75
Kellen Bader 76
Scott McCandless 76
Dustin Schultz 77
Ryan West 78
Matt Gordon 84

Second 18 scores

Kellen Bader 74
Scott McCandless 75
Dustin Schultz 75
Nathan Lee 77
Ryan West 83
Matt Gordon 84
Tanner McKinney WD

(8/14/14)  MAC receives academic honor.  Farmers Insurance and the Golf Coaches Association of America announced today that Mineral Area College was recognized as All Academic team. Two NJCAA DII teams received this honor, Mineral Area and national champion Walters State.

(7/15/14)  McKinney qualifies for U.S. Amateur.  Tanner McKinney finished in second place in the Missouri U.S. Qualifer to earn an invitation to the U.S. Amateur Championship. The U.S. Amateur Championship will take place at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia on August 11th-August 18th. 

McKinney needed to finish in the top 2 of 70 participants to earn the invite.  He was able to win a 4-way playoff to clinch the last spot.  Tanner shot 68-74 for a two-day score of 142 at Jefferson City Country Club.

The U.S. Amateur will be televised on August 13th-15th on the Golf Channel.  The final two days of the event will be televised on NBC.  For a full listing of the time and dates it will be televised click here. 

The U.S. Amateur is the most prestigious event in all of amateur golf.  Some of the past winners include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, and Bobby Jones. 

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(5/26/14)  Cardinals finish 12th in NJCAA National Tournament.  The Mineral Area Cardinals golf team finished in 12th place at the NJCAA National Tournament in Plymouth, Indiana.  Also, a special congratulations to Tanner McKinney on finishing the tournament with a second place finish.  Tanner tied for second place out of 128 participants.  By finishing in the top 8 at Nationals, Tanner will be placed on the NJCAA 1st Team All-American team!  Congrats on the outstanding achievement!  By finishing in the top 18, Tanner also receives All-Tournament team honors, and will receive a flag for the tournament.

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(5/23/14) National Tournament update. 

Here are the results of Round 3 of the NJCAA Division 2 National Golf Tournament:  The MAC Cards are in 10th place and Tanner McKinney is in 1st place overall, 2 strokes ahead of the #2 ranked golfer.  Here are the scores for today for the Cardinals:

Tanner McKinney 73

Kellen Bader 76

Eric Bennett 81

Jesse Schott 85

Matt Gordon 90

(5/1/14)  Mineral Area to participate in National Tournament.  The 23rd ranked Mineral Area Men's golf team will travel to Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana on May 20th-23rd to participate in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament. The Cardinals have been steadily improving throughout the season and are hoping to take that momentum with them to Indiana.  Below is a picture of the members of the team that will be participating.


(4/30/14)  Mineral Area finishes 3rd in Rend Lake Tournament.  The 23rd ranked golf team traveled to Mt. Vernon Illinois and placed 3rd in the Rend Lake Tournament.

The Cardinals tied John  A. Logan with a 300 for the day to give them a two-day total of 613. John A. Logan placed first with 608, and Rend Lake was second at 611.

Tanner McKinney shot 71-71 (142) to place first for medalist honors.

Kellen Bader shot 82 and 75 for a two-day total of 157. Jesse Schott finished at 154 after a round of 76, and Matt Gordon shot a 78 to record a 160.

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(4/21/14)  MAC finishes 5th in Blue Boy Invitational.  The men's golf team went to Piper Glen Golf Course in Springfield, Illinois and finished 5th in the Blue Boy Invitational.  MAC is currently the 23rd ranked team in the latest NJCAA Poll.


FINQ School Scores

1 Indian Hills CC 296 298 594 +18
2 Monmouth College-IL 311 316 627 +51
3 Columbia College(MO) 315 320 635 +59
4 Lewis & Clark CC 320 321 641 +65
5 Mineral Area CC 326 329 655 +79
6 Fontbonne University 339 333 672 +96
7 Illinois College 349 346 695 +119
8 Grinnell College 354 362 716 +140
9 Knox College 360 363 723 +147
10 Blackburn College 395 396 791 +215
11 Eureka College 453 468 921 +345


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(4/15/14) Mineral Area College Golf Team is Currently Ranked #23 in the Nation. The MAC golf team will travel to Springfield, IL on Friday, April 18th and 19th to participate in the Illinois College Tournament at Piper Glen.  The MAC Cardinal Golf team is currently ranked #23 in the nation.


(4/2/14)  MAC finishes 5th in William Woods Invitational.  The Cardinals participated against many 4-year universities and had a good showing this past weekend.  Mineral Area finished with a 2-day score of 647 despite some rough weather.  Tanner McKinney shot 79-70 (149)to lead MAC.  Other scores were

Kellen Bader: 164,

Matt Gordon: 168

Jesse Schott: 168

Eric McCoy:  171

Julian Taylor from William Woods University won individual honors with an 8 under

68-68 (136) 

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(3/24/14)  Cardinals finish 9th in Ron Marshall Spring Fling.  MAC had a strong showing over the weekend in the Ron Marshall Spring Fling Golf Tournament.  Many of the top NJCAA teams participated in the event.  Some of the highlights for the Cardinals were Tanner McKinney shooting 76,69,71 finishing 3rd in the tournament.  The Cardinals are currently the 23rd ranked team in the latest NJCAA Division II poll.

(3/20/14)  MAC participating in Ron Marshall Spring Fling Golf Tournament.  The MAC Cardinals golfers are down in Scottsboro, Alabama for the Ron Marshall Spring Fling Golf Tournament at Goose Pond Colony Golf Club.  After the first day MAC has shot 321.  Jesse Schott lead with a 75.  Tanner McKinney shot 76 followed by Kellen Bader at 83, Eric McCoy 87, and Eric Bennett 91.

(10/15/13)  Cardinals finish 3rd in Lewis and Clark Tournament.  The Mineral Area College golf team wrapped up their  2013 Fall season on October 14 with a 3rd place finish in the Lewis and Clark tournament at Belk Park GC. MAC scores were:  Tanner McKinney with 74-74 148 placing 2nd individually, Jesse Schott 164, Eric McCoy 165, Kellen Bader 168 and Matt Gordon 169.

(9/30/13) MAC finishes in 8th in John A. Logan Tournament. The Mineral Area College golf team recently participated in the John A. Logan tournament.  The tournament was stacked with 4 top 25 teams and the Cardinals finished in 8th place.  Tanner McKinney scored a 163, Eric McCoy a 168, Jesse Schott a 171, Eric Bennett a 173, and Kellen Bader a 184. 



(9/16/13)  Cardinals participate in Maryville Invitational.  The MAC men's golfers competed in the Maryville Tournament at the Quarry Golf Club in Crystal Springs on September 9th and 10th.  MAC finished 4th out of 5 teams.  High scores for the Cardinals were Tanner McKinney with a 149, Eric McCoy with a 158, and Jesse Schott with a 160.  Tanner McKinney finished 4th place overall and made the All-Tournament team. 



(9/9/13)  Golf participating in Fall season.  The Golf team is in the middle of their fall season in preparation for their Spring schedule.  Today and tomorrow they are playing in the Maryville Invitational at Crystal Spring Quarry Golf Course.

Last week they participated in the Rend Lake fall golf tournament at the Franklin County Country Club on Friday, August 30th.  The Cardinals played 36 holes in the tournament.  MAC finished 5th out of 10 teams.  MAC Cardinal Tanner McKinney finished third place overall with a score of 141.  Eric McCoy scored a 152, Kellen Bader scored a 154, Matt Gordon scored a 160, and Eric Bennett scored a 161 to pace the Cardinals.  Kellen Bader highlighted the day by recording a hole in one for the Cardinals.  The golf team shot 45 strokes better than they did a year ago at the tournament.