(4/23/13)  Mineral Area College is proud to announce the hiring of Coach Don Huff as the head golf coach.  Coach Huff brings with him several years of experience as both a coach and administrator.  Don graduated from the University of Missouri in 1980.  He was both a teacher and an administrator at Fredericktown High School from 1980-2003, and at Central Middle School from 2003-2013.  Coach Huff has been a high school principal and a middle school assistant principal and athletic director.  He coached volleyball for six years, football for sixteen years, basketball for thirty-two years, track for six years, and golf for eighteen years.  Coach Huff has been the Southeast District Athletic Director Representative for MSHSAA, southeast district athletic director of the year, MSHSAA golf rules interpreter, and ran the 3A state golf tournament.  Don has taken golfers to the state tournament for fifteen years and coached a professional long drive champion, two golf professionals, and two high school golf coaches.

(4/9/13)  Golfing Cards start season in William Woods Invitational The Mineral Area College golf team competed in the William Woods Invitational on April 1st and 2nd.  The Cards finished 12th out of 14 schools.  Cameron Stahlman led the Cardinals in scoring, by shooting a 151.  Gerald Harsley was second in scoring for the Cards as he shot a 159.  The MAC golf team then traveled to compete in the John A. Logan Invitational.  After day one, the Cards were paced again by Stahlman, as he shot a 90.

(3/26/13)  MAC reschedules event at John A. Logan.  Due to the unseasonably cold weather this Spring the golf team has not participated in a match.  They have decided to reschedule their even at John A. Logan for April 6th and 7th.  Now, their first match of the year will take place on April 1st and 2nd at Tanglewood Golf Club in Fulton, Missouri for the William Woods Invitational. 


(5/29/12) Lee Wilson participates in NJCAA Division II national tournament.  Mineral Area's top golfer this spring was given the opportunity to play in the NJCAA Division II national tournament this past week.  The tournament took place at the Swan Lakes Resort in Plymouth, IN.  After two rounds, Lee Wilson was ranked 37 out of 142.  He fell back however to finish in 70th position.  Lee was the medalist at the Hannibal Lagrange Invitational.  He is pictured below with MAC golf coach Tony Gans. 

(5/1/12)  Cards finish season at Parkland Invitational.  The MAC golfing Cards played their final event of the season, finishing 7th @ the Parkland Community College invitational. Congrats to Lee Wilson who placed 7th overall (78-76) for low individual. "Everyone worked hard this year', said Coach Gans, "but more focus on commitment and preparation needs to be addressed". Good crop of freshmen coming in for next year. 

(4/18/12)  The MAC Cardinals finished 4th in the Hannibal LaGrange Invitational this past Monday and Tuesday. The Cardinals had a 1st ever for the golf program: Lee Wilson won the medal for low individual for the entire field shooting 76-72.  Buddy Dill provided great support shooting 82-77. Congrats also to Sam Henson whose score was used for the 1st time.  Coach Gans said "Great job by Lee and Buddy, but the rest of the squad needs to buckle down as we have 1 event left to show everything we've got"

(4/4/12)  MAC finishes 5th at William Woods Invitational.  Stellar performances by Lee Wilson ( 73-75), Dakota Trevino ( 78-74) and especialy Buddy Dill (80-71- 1 under par- a career best). This was stiff competition against 4 year schools and we more than held our own. " It just shows what a lot of hard work and commitment can produce", coach Gans said. " I'm very proud of these players"

(3/28/12)  Cardinals finish 6th after strong showing on second day.  The MAC Cardinals golf team finished 6th @ the John A. Logan Invitational. After a poor first round, the Cards came back the 2nd day, improving by 17 shots. They were paced by Lee Wilson w/ 78-75, Buddy Dill w/ a 79 in round 2 and freshman Evan Morrow who shot a career best 78 in the second round. "The 5 teams that finished ahead of us are all ranked in the top 10 nationally. Coach Gans said he was proud of the way the players bounced back from the depths of golf despair and showed some real heart the 2nd day."

(10/25/11)  Cardinals make statement at Maryville Invitational.  The MAC golfing Cards finished 7th out of 15 teams in the Maryville Invitational (4 year schools). Lee Wilson was overall medalist for the field the 1st day with a 69. The 2nd day, minus 1 player who had to withdraw because of injury, leaving us with 4 players against everyone else's 5, The Cards shot a team history low round of 304. Buddy Dill shot 78-77, Ryan Richardson shot 79-76, Justin Parise shot a team low for day 2 of 75 and Lee Wilson shot a 76 the 2nd day and placed 5th among all players in the field.

"These are big schools with big time programs and we proved we can not only play with them, but beat 1/2 of them handily. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to play like this at that level. " I could not be more proud of the players. So much of golf is confidence and believing you can do this. The results speak for themselves. We are starting to turn the corner", coach Gans said. "Really something special"

(10/24/11) Lee Wilson shoots 69 on first day of Maryville Invitational. The Mineral Area College golf team traveled to Eureka, Missouri to play in the Maryville Invitational on Sunday, October 23rd.  The event is taking place currently at Aberdeen Golf Club.  The Invitational is a two day event that will conclude on October 24th.  The MAC Cardinals stand in 8th place out of 15 teams (4 year schools) at the Maryville Invitational after day 1. Scores of note: Ryan Richardson 79, Buddy Dill 78 and best of all, Lee Wilson shot an all time MAC team best of 69. In fact, Lee was medalist (low score) for the entire field. “This was an amazing performance,” said Coach Gans.  


Head Coach Tony Gans presenting Lee Wilson with All-Tournament Team award from the Maryville invitational

(9/27/11) Cardinals compete in the John A. Logan Invitational. The Cardinals finished 6th in the rain-shortened John A. Logan Invitational which was cut to 27 holes from the original 36. This is the big leagues of JUCO golf as 4 top 10 nationally ranked teams played. The cards were paced by Buddy Dill's 36 and Lee Wilson's 38 in the 1st 9 hole stipulated round and the Ryan Richardson and Lee Wilson both carded 78's in the afternoon 18. Coach Gans said" This event was not so much about winning and losing, but about gaining experience, opening people's eyes to the level of commitment it takes to play @ a national level. I took 2 freshmen who'd never played before, and it was a great eye opener for them." Gans was pleased w/ the finish, "we are not that far away", he added.

(9/21/11)  MAC competes in William Woods Invitational.  The MAC Cardinals golf team competed Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th in the William Woods Invitational against 4 year schools. We acquitted ourselves well, finishing 10th out of 15. The Cards were paced by freshman Ryan Richardson with a 77-75 and Lee Wilson with an 80-76. Buddy Dill chipped in with a 79 in round 2. Coach Gans was plesed with the improvement from day 1 to day 2. Gans said " It takes heart and commitment to improve the 2nd day by 12 shots. Definitely a positive sep forward"

(8/29/11) MAC golfers finish 6th the Rend Lake fall preview. The Cards were paced by Lee Wilson who shot 76-79, Justin Parise with a 79 in round 1 and Dakota Trevino with an 80/79. Coach Gans said" it's a start. We know where we are and we have a ways to go until we get to where we want and need to be."

(8/15/11)  Meet the Cardinals scheduled for September 8th at Engler Park. 

Mineral Area College is inviting the community to come out and spend a few minutes meeting the athletes of all of our fine sports teams for the upcoming year.  Bring the kids out to meet the 2011-2012 Cardinals on Thursday evening, September 8, from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Hall Pavilion in Farmington’s Engler Park.  Coaches and athletes from men’s and women’s basketball, men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s golf, women’s volleyball, and the MAC cheerleaders will be on hand.   The coaches will be grilling up hotdogs and serving soft drinks while athletes will host a variety of activities and games for the kids to play.

Come out and enjoy the evening with the Cardinals!

Food and soft drinks will be provided while they last.


5:00-7:00 pm



(5/2/11) Cardinals defeat West Plains in final match. MAC won their last match of the season concluding the 2011 season.

Tony Gans: " The Cards beat West Plains 310-313 in our final match @ Ozark Ridge in Poplar Bluff. The conditions went from bad to horrendous as we finished just before the course became unplayable because of torrential rains. The Cards were paced by Buddy Dill w/ a 78, Torey Watson w/ a 76, and medalist Justin Parise who shot 75. A great job of gutting out a victory. Even though the course was short (6200yds), In the rain it played very testy. Nice going Cards!"

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(4/20/11) Cardinals participate in Rend Lake Invitational. The MAC golf team performed well in the Rend Lake Invitational this weekend posting some impressive scores.

Tony Gans: "The MAC golfing Cards finished 5th @ the Rend Lake invitational this weekend. The Cards shot a season best 307 the first round. Outstanding performances by Justin Parise 74-77 (w/ a triple bogey to finish), Rolin Baker 76-80, Caleb Schenck 78 1st round, Torey Watson 79 1st round. The second day was tougher as we shot 324, but fared well against a strong field featuring past national champion John A. Logan and national powerhouse, Rend Lake."

(4/4/11) Men's golf loses Ryder Cup 6-5. The men's golf team narrowly lost a close match with Region XVI rival West Plains this weekend.

West Plains won the cup 6-5, but the matches were so close a putt one way or another was the difference. MAC led 3 and 1/2 to 2 and 1/2 after the alternate shot and better ball formats. West Plains won the singles matches 3 and 1/2 to 1 and 1/2 and that was the difference. Caleb Schenck won all 3 of his matches; Torey Watson was 2 and 1; Justin Parise and Buddy Dill paired together in the 1st 2 formats and earned points for the team.

Tony Gans: "Really very exciting all the way down to the last putt, which is how a great competition should be. We had a very rare thing happen: on a par 5, Caleb Schenck hit his second shot to within a foot for eagle. They could not find his opponent's ball. Of course, the last place they looked was in the hole, and there was the ball--for a 2! The 2 of them played that hole in 5 under par. Don't ever remember hearing something like that. All in all, even though MAC did not retain the cup, it was a terrific event."

MAC will play next on April 17th and 18th at the Rend Lake resort as a part of the Rend Lake Invitational.

(3/29/11) Cards open up season in John A. Logan Invitational. The Cards fiinished 6th in the John A. Logan Invitational over the weekend. Leading the Cards' 2nd day comeback were Rolin Baker with a 74 and Caleb Schenck who shot 80. Weather conditions were foul: cold, rainy and muddy, but the Cards improved 23 shots from the first to the 2nd day of the tournament. MAC will next play in the Ryder Cup against West Plains at West Plains Country Club on April 3rd and 4th.

(2/7/11) Spring golf schedule released. Tony Gans has released the golf schedule for the upcoming spring. MAC will start at the John A. Logan Invitational in Merion, Illinois at the Kokopelli Golf Club on March 27th and 28th. The Cardinals will also have road contests at Rend Lake and West Plains. You can see Mineral Area in action on April 24th and 25th at Crown Pointe in Farmington.

(10/19/10) Home golf canceled for October 24th and 25th. The Golf matches scheduled for Sunday & Monday, Oct. 24 & 25 against West Plains has been canceled.

(10/12/10) Men have successful outing against 4 year universities. The Men's golf team played up at Aberdeen Golf Course in St. Louis over the weekend in the Maryville Invitational. The team averaged under 80 a man on a difficult course. The Cards were paced by Caleb Schenck 73-77 T14 overall, and freshmen Buddy Dill 76 in the 2nd round and Justin Parise shot 79 in round 2. The Cardinals made a significant improvement from the 1st day to the 2nd day.

(9/21/10) MAC will play home scrimmage against West Plains. The men's golf team will play a home scrimmage on October 24th and 25th against West Plains at Crown Pointe in Farmington. The Sunday match will start at 10:00 A.M. and the Monday will begin at 8:00 A.M.

(9/10/10) Home scrimmage with West Plains has been canceled. The men's golf home scrimmage set for today has been canceled. The golf team was scheduled to play West Plains out at Crowne Pointe. No make up date has been announced.

(8/31/10) Men's golf team plays well over in Illinois. The men's golf team played in the Rend Lake and John A. Logan Invitational at the Franklin County Golf Course in Ina, Illinois. There were a lot of highly ranked teams nationally that played. "I was pleased with the effort and learning by baptism of fire that the Cards underwent. The fall season is to learn what you have, where you are and where you need to be for the spring" reported Head Coach Tony Gans.



(5/4/10) MAC defeats West Plains in Region XVI Tournament. The Mineral Area golf team defeated West Plains over the weekend by the score of 293-314. The tournament was played in Poplar Bluff at Ozark Ridge Golf Club.

MAC scores on the day were:

Kyle Wallen 71
Tate Lietzau-mourer 73
Clay Street 73
Torey Watson 76
Brian Gallagher 78

(4/26/10) Mineral Area Collelge places second in MAC Invitational. The Mineral Area golf team finished runner-up to defending National Champion John A. Logan today.

Results of the 1st Annual Mineral Area College Invitational Golf Tournament:

John A. Logan 930
Mineral Area 972
MSU-West Plains 1013
Southwestern Illinois 1032

Lewis & Clark sent individuals to compete.

Top five individuals:
1. Marcelo Rozo -- Logan 224
2. Joe Goelzhouser -- Logan 231
3. Tate Lietzau-Mourer -- MAC 232
4. Filip Timmerman -- Logan 233
5. Adam Butler -- Logan 237

(4/21/10) MAC's first ever NJCAA Invitational Golf Tourney is Sunday (Apr. 25) and Monday (Apr. 26) at Crown Pointe Golf Club in Farmington.

Participating teams are:

Mineral Area CC
John A. Logan CC (defending national champions)
Lewis & Clark CC
Southwestern Illinois CC
MSU - West Plains

Spectators are allowed to walk w/ the golfers for free. Carts may be rented for $10. Spectators must stay on the cart paths, even with or behind the players and may not engage in direct conversation w/ the players. Golf will start in a modified shotgun @ 8:00 both Sunday and Monday. Playing in groups of 4 and walking, the 1st round on Sunday should take roughly 5 hours. Therefore, the second 18 should take place from approximately 1-5 pm. Players will use holes 1, 18, 17 & 16 as starting holes both Sunday and Monday.

(4/19/10) Cardinals place 6th at Rend Lake Invitational. The Mineral Area Golf team played in the very difficult Rend Lake Invitational this past weekend placing 6th out of 9 teams. The Cardinals shot 317-314-631 over the 2 days. Tate Lietzau-Mourer and Kyle Wallen shot 79-76-155 to finish tied for 19th and lead the Cardinals.

(3/23/10) MAC wins Missouri Cup. Final results are in. The MAC golf team defeated MSU-West Plains in a Ryder Cup format to win the Missouri Cup by the score of 14-8 at the West Plains Country Club. Caleb Schenck from St. Genevieve and Taylor Gray from Park Hills of the Cardinals both went 3-0 in their matches.

(10/8/09) Men's Golf host their first ever home match. The Men's Golf team will host their first ever home match on Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. against the MSU-West Plains Grizzlies. They will then travel to MSU-WP on Oct. 19 for a return match against the Grizzlies at 9:00.

(9/14/09) Men’s Golf travels to Lindenwood on Sept 29 & 30.


(5/25/09) Mineral Area College finishes 16th in the NJCAA II Men's Golf Championships. MAC competed in the 72 hole event at Goose Pond Colony Golf Course in Scottsboro, AL. The Cards finished the tournament 16th out of 17, but the level of competition was extremely high. Kyle Wallen was MAC's top performer compiling scores of 79, 85, 78, 78. "The event was good experience. It shows us know how far we need to go to be competitive on a national scale," commented Coach Tony Gans. The event was won by John A. Logan (Carterville, IL), who was seven shots back going into the final round and finished strong to win by 3 shots. "Our first season was certainly a success, especially with all the experience the players got and what I learned about being a college coach," added Gans. NJCAA Link

(4/28/09) Cardinals finish 4th ath the Lewis and Clark Invitational. The MAC Golf team traveled to Wood River IL to round out their regular season. The Cardinals finished 4th in the event and were led by Clay Street who shot his 2 best competitive rounds ever: 79 & 80.

(4/1/09) The MAC Golf Cardinals finish 8th at the John A. Logan Invitational. The course, Kokopelli, was literally underwater during the two-day event. The Cardinals were tied for 5th after the 1st round, 3 shots out of 4th. The Cardinals didn't score as well on day two and were passed by 3 teams. Coach Gans stated, "This was a solid performance by the team in dismal conditions." Tate Lietzau-Mourer and Abe Warren led the team with a score of 79.

(3/24/09) Cards open season with a 5th place finish at the Indian Hills Invitational. Mineral Area College traveled to Bella Vista, Arkansas, for their first event of the spring. Individually pacing the effort were Brett Declue (T16) and Abe Warren (T20).

(2/2/09) Mineral Area College signs two local products to the Men's Golf team. Coach Tony Gans is excited to announce the signing of Torey Watson and Rolin Baker to the squad for season number two. Torey Watson is currently a senior at West County High School (Leadwood, MO). Rolin Baker (Park Hills Central) is the second local product two join the fold. "Both of these young men are excellent golfers, have fine character and are great students. I'm excited about the opportunity to work with them next year," commented Head Coach Tony Gans.

(10/15/08) The MAC Golf team finished 7th at The William Woods University Invitational. The Cards had a solid performance in The William Woods University Invitational at Tanglewood in Fulton, MO. MAC finished 7th out of 10, which was very competitive against some high powered NAIA schools. The Cards averaged 78 3/4 as a team for the event. Brett Declue finished 9th individually with a 74-74. Freshman Kyle Wallen stepped up his game with a 75-82 and "Mr. Consistency," Tate Lietzau-Mourer shot 79-78. "All in all, the players are learning what it takes to play college golf. It is vey exciting for our program," stated Head Golf Coach Tony Gans.

(10/7/08) The Cardinals Golf team finished 7th at The Maryville Invitational. The Cards finished in the middle of the pack of 13 teams in the tournament. Individual leaders were Brett Declue (79-78) 16th place and Tate Lietzau-Mourer (81-82) 27th place. "The course at Aberdeen was traditional Scottish Links, meaning if you missed the fairway, you were going to lose your ball in the gunch," stated Head Coach Tony Ganz. "It required a lot of patience, and the team is learning that we can play with the four-year schools. I'm proud of all of them for their guts in hanging tough," added Gans.

(9/25/08) Cardinals finished 22nd at the Lindenwood Invitational at Crecent Farms. Mineral Area competed against some of the best four-year NAIA schools in the event. "This gives us an idea of where we are as a new program and how much better we need to get," stated Head Coach Tony Gans. MAC's leader in the event was Brett Declue, scoring 77-78-79. Tate Lietzau-Mourer also tied for the team low single round of 77.

(9/18/08) Mineral Area Golf plays in their first tournament of 2008. The Cardinals placed 11th out of 18 teams in the John A. Logan Invitational in Carterville, IL. Brett DeClue paced the birds shooting 80 on Sunday and 79 on Monday.

(7/28/08) Two more golfers in the fold for Coach Gans and Mineral Area's Golf program.
Two local prospects will hit the fairways this fall and spring in Cardinal red. Kyle Wallen (Festus HS - Festus, MO) and Clay Street (Fredericktown HS - Fredericktown, MO) have made commitments to the program. With these two additions to the squad, Gans has seven players to work with for the upcoming season.

(7/7/08) Men's Golf releases preview of 2008 schedule. "We will generally play against NAIA competition in some local Invitationals," commented Coach Tony Gans. "The MAC Golf team gives local kids a chance to compete, hone their game against solid competition, and get some solid coaching." Gans hopes that the addition of the golf team will help prepare his golfers to earn a four-year scholarship while earning an Associates degree. The team will open their season on September 14 & 15 at the John A. Logan Classic in Carterville, IL. They will play in the Lindenwood University Invitational at Cresent Farms Golf Club (St. Charles, MO) on September 22 & 23. The team will also play at Aberdeen Golf Club (Eureka, MO) on October 5 & 6 in the Maryville University Fall Classic.

(6/20/08) Mineral Area College Golf adds 5 players for 2008 season. Coach Gans has been on the recruiting trail this summer signing five players to the squad for the upcoming year. New additions to the team include: Brett DeClue (Potosi), Dustin Gray (Bonne Terre), Brian Gallagher (Farmington), Abe Warren (Arcadia Valley), and Tate Lietzau-Mourer (Reed Springs). "I expect to have eight players and be very competitive," added Coach Gans. "I'm trying to blend a majority of sophomores with a few incoming freshmen to get some continuity for the next year."

(6/7/08) Tony Gans looking forward to the return of Golf to Mineral Area College. With 25 years of professional golfing experience under his belt, Gans will provide leadership for the new Men's Golf team at MAC. He has vast experience in the sport with 13 years as a PGA Class A member. Gans enjoys playing, teaching the sport, and has background in running tournaments and managing clubs. Gans is the Fine Arts Department Chair and a Mass Communications Instructor at the College.