(10/9/18) Golfers take on Williams Baptist.  On Wednesday October 3, the golf team played a match at home against Williams Baptist at Crown Point Golf Course. The Cardinals lost 6-3 in match play. The Cards were led in scoring by Tyler Andrews and Kobe Franklin, they both posted a score of 78. Then on Saturday 10/6 the tournament at Lewis and Clark college was cancelled due to rain.

The Golf team will travel to Indiana on October 11-13. They will be participating in the National Preview Tournament at Swan Lake Resort.

(9/5/18)  Golf continues fall schedule.  The Mineral Area Golf team will travel to Godfrey IL on Saturday September 8th to participate in Lewis & Clark Classic at the Spencer T. Olin Golf Course. The 18-hole classic is scheduled to start at 9AM CST.


(8/27/18) Fall golf season opens up this week. The Mineral Area College golf team will open their 2018 Fall season on Friday, August 31.  On Friday, MAC will travel to Ina, IL to participate in the Rend Lake College Fall Classic.  The tournament is set to begin at 9:00am on Friday.

(7/26/18)  MAC has four golfers earn Academic All-American honors.  The winners of the Golf Coaches Association of America Academic National Champions have been announced.  South Mountain was named the NJCAA D-II Champions. It appears that among all NJCAA D-I and D-II teams Mineral Area College placed second academically.

First team Academic All Americans:

Marcos Devoto
Ricardo Devoto

Second team Academic All Americans:

Jordan McAfee
Brandon Wagner

(5/14/18) Mike Mapes Hired as Mineral Area College’s New Men’s Golf Coach.  Mike Mapes has been hired as the new men’s golf coach at Mineral Area College. Mike takes over the program following the resignation of Don Huff. Coach Huff resigned from his position as head men’s golf coach after leading the program for five years. Mike Mapes is a retired teacher, coach, and administrator from the Potosi School District. While at Potosi, Mapes coached football for three years, boys’ basketball for 16 years, golf for 21 years, and served as the district’s high school athletic director for 13 years. Mike also spent four years as an assistant principal at Potosi High School. Some of Mapes’ career accomplishments in athletics include being named MSHSAA Athletic Director of the Year and KTJJ Coach of the Year twice. Four of Mapes’ former student-athletes were also named KTJJ Golfers of the Year. Coach Mapes currently resides in Farmington, Missouri.

(5/7/18)  Cardinals conclude season in district tournament. 

The Mineral Area College golf team wrapped up the NJCAA District I Tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club on Monday, April 30th.  The Cardinals finished the tournament in 6th place with a team score of 993.  Individual scores:

Kobe Franklin – 80, 80, 81 – 241- T14th overall, 4th in Region XVI

Tyler Andrews – 78, 85, 83 – 246

Zane West-Derby – 87, 84, 81 – 252

Brandon Wagner – 82, 87, 85 – 254

Zach Kubinski – 89, 89, 89 - 267


(4/30/18)  Men playing in district tournament.  The Mineral Area College golf team will wrap up their participation in the NJCAA District I Tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club on Monday, April 30th.  The top two teams in the district and the top five individuals not on one of the top two teams will advance to the NJCAA DII Men’s Golf National Tournament in Foley, AL scheduled for May 21st-24th. 

(4/26/18)  MAC finishes in 7th place at Rend Lake.  The Mineral Area College golf team traveled to Ina, IL to participate in the Rend Lake Golf Tournament on Sunday, April 15th and Monday, April 16th.  MAC finished in 7th place at the tournament, with a two-day team score of 637. 

Team Scores:

Tyler Andrews – 74, 73 – 147 – 1st Place

Kobe Franklin – 81, 80 – 161

Zane West-Derby – 83, 81 - 164

Brandon Wagner – 80, 85 – 165

Ricardo Devoto – 84, 89 – 173


Individual Scores:

MJ Heidger – 84-86 – 170

Marcos Devoto – 87, 88 – 175

Zach Kubinski – 78, 97 – 175

Jordan McAfee – 89, 87 - 176

The Mineral Area College golf team will travel to Alton, IL to participate in the Lewis and Clark Invitational on Tuesday, April 24th.  The tournament will be played at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course.  On Sunday, April 29th and Monday, April 30th, MAC will travel to Cape Girardeau, MO to participate in the District I Golf Tournament.  The tournament will be played at Dalhousie Golf Club.  The top two team scores and the top five individuals not on one of the two teams will qualify for the NJCAA National Golf Tournament in Foley, AL.

(4/17/18) Rend Lake Tournament first round scores. 

Rend Lake Tourney first round scores:

MAC:  7th Place

318 319 637

Tyler Andrews 74 73 147  First Place

Brandon Wagner 80 85 165

Kobe Franklin 81 80 161

Zane West-Derby 83 81

Ricardo Devoto 84 89 173


Jordan McAfee 89  87 176

Zach Kubinski 78 97 175

Marcos Devoto 87 88 175

MJ Heidger 84 86 170

(4/5/18)  Golf postponed.  The MAC golf team's tournament scheduled for Saturday, April 7th in Alton, IL has been postponed until Tuesday, April 24th. 

(4/2/18)  Cardinals host Winter Warm-Up. The Mineral Area College golf team hosted their annual Winter Warmup Tournament on Monday, March 26th.  The tournament was originally scheduled to be played on Monday, March 26th and Tuesday, March 27th, but because of weather conditions, the tournament was changed to only one day.  MAC took 2nd in the tournament with a team score of 315.  Team scores:

North Central Missouri College – 314

Mineral Area College – 315

Lewis and Clark CC – 322

Crowley Ridge College – WD


Individual Scores:

Kobe Franklin – 76 (tie fore 1st)

Zane West-Derby – 77 (tie for 3rd)

Tyler Andrews – 79

Brandon Wagner - 83

The Mineral Area College golf team will travel to Alton, IL to participate in the Lewis and Clark CC Spring Invite on Saturday, April 7th.  The tournament will be played at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course. 

(3/18/18)  Cardinals kick off season in Alabama. The Mineral Area College golf team opened their 2018 season last week.  The Cardinals participated in the Ron Marshall Spring Fling at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, AL.  The tournament ran from Thursday, March 15th – Saturday, March 17th.  MAC tied for 12th in the tournament with a total score of 941.  The Cardinals’ score of 941 is a 19 stroke improvement from last year’s score at the Ron Marshall Spring Fling.  Individual scores:


Brandon Wagner – 76, 74, 75 – 225 (Tie for 18th overall)

Tyler Andrews – 77, 79, 78 – 234

Kobe Franklin – 84, 77, 78 – 239

Zane West-Derby – 83, 81, 84 – 248

Zach Kubinski – 85, 85, 83 – 253

Ricardo Devoto – 85, 90, 79 – 254

Marcos Devoto – 87, 85, 87 – 259

Jordan McAfee – 89, 87, 86 – 259

MJ Heidger – 95, 87, 90 - 272

(10/7/17) MAC wraps up fall season.  The Mineral Area College men’s golf team wrapped up their fall by traveling to Foley, AL to participate in the NJCAA DII National Preview on Monday, October 30th and Tuesday, October 31st. The Cardinals finished the tournament in 8th place with a team score of 968.  Individual scores (3 round totals):


Brandon Wagner – 233

Tyler Andrews – 246

Kobe Franklin – 247

Marcos Devoto - 249

Ricardo Devoto - 249

(10/30/17)  Cardinals playing in Foley, Alabama.  The Mineral Area College men’s golf team began a tournament in Foley, AL on Saturday, October 28th.  The tournament will run through Wednesday, November 1st and be played at Glenlakes Golf Course.  Live scores for the match can be found at under NJCAA DII National Preview.


(10/17/17)  Mineral Area wins MAC Fall Fling.  The Cardinals finished 1st in the five team tournament.  Here are the results:

1st - Mineral Area College - Red - 299

2nd - North Central - 319

3rd - Lewis and Clark - 322

4th - Mineral Area College Black - 329

5th - Crowley Ridge - 330

Brandon Wagner - 1st place - 71

Ricardo Devoto - 2nd place - 73

Marcos Devoto - 3rd place - 74

Kobe Franklin - 77

Tyler Andrews - 78

Zane West-Derby 79

Zach Kubinski - 82

MJ Heidger - 84

Jordan McAfee - 89

(10/9/17) MAC travels to Henderson State, Arkansas for tournament.  The MAC golf team participated in a tournament hosted by Henderson State University in Hot Springs, AR last week.  The tournament began on Sunday, October 1st and ran through Tuesday, October 3rd at Hot Springs Country Club.  The Cardinals finished 11th overall in the tournament. 

Individual Scores:

Brandon Wagner – 76,80,75

Ricardo Devoto – 83,80,84

Marcos Devoto – 86,86,82

Zach Kubinski – 92,86,78

Tyler Andrews – 89,83,86

(10/3/17)  Cardinals playing in Henderson State Tournament.  The MAC golf team is currently participating in a tournament hosted by Henderson State University in Hot Springs, AR.  The tournament began on Sunday, October 1st and runs through Tuesday, October 3rd.  The tournament is being played at Hot Springs Country Club.


(9/20/17) MAC continues fall schedule. The Mineral Area College golf team participated in a tournament hosted by Missouri S&T at Oak Meadow Country Club in Rolla, MO on Sunday, September 17th.  The Cardinals finished the tournament in third place with a combined score of 312.  Individual scores:


Brandon Wagner – 73(T6)

Zach Kubinski – 77

Tyler Andrews – 79

Ricardo Devoto – 79

Zane West-Derby – 81

M.J. Heidger - 81

Marcos Devoto – 82

Jordan McAfee – 85

(9/11/17)  Wagner shoots 76 to lead Cards to 2nd place victory.  The Mineral Area College golf team participated in the Lewis and Clark Fall Tournament on Saturday, September 9th.  The Cardinals finished the tournament in second place out of three team.  Brandon Wagner won the tournament and Tyler Andrews finished 3rd overall. 

Individual scores:

Brandon Wagner – 76

Tyler Andrews – 79

Marcos Devoto – 84

Zane West-Derby – 85

Kobe Franklin – 87

Zach Kubinski – 88

Ricardo Devoto – 88

The Mineral Area College golf team will participate in a tournament in Rolla, MO on Sunday, September 17th.  The tournament will be 18 holes and held at Sunset Country Club.


(9/6/17)  MAC kicks off fall season.  The Mineral Area College golf team participated in the Rend Lake College Fall Tournament on Thursday, August 31st and Friday, September 1st.  The Cardinals finished the tournament in fourth place out of seven teams.  36 hole individual scores:

Zach Kubinski – 150

Zane West-Derby – 152

Ricardo Devoto – 153

Tyler Andrews – 153

Brandon Wagner – 154

Marcos Devoto – 159

Kobe Franklin – 165

Jordan McAfee – 167

MJ Heidger 172

Jared Rottmann – 175

The Mineral Area College golf team will be back in action on Saturday, September 9th as they travel to Godfrey, IL to participate in a tournament hosted by Lewis and Clark CC.


(7/20/17)  MAC golf team named Academic National Champions. Congratulations to Coach Don Huff and the entire MAC golf team on being named Golf Coaches Association of America NJCAA DII Academic National Champions! 

The golf team finished the year with a 3.52 GPA. 

GCAA Academic Awards


(5/28/17)  Fieser finishes 36th in NJCAA Championship.  MAC sophomore Tyler Fieser fineshed 36th out of 136 golfers at the NJCAA Championship.  He missed earning All American honors by four strokes.  The last two days of the competition he shot 79, 74.  This concludes MAC's spring season.

(5/25/17)  Tyler Fieser competing at NJCAA National Tournament.  MAC sophomore Tyler Fieser shot 74,75 the first two days at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Mesa, Arizona.  Today is the final round.  Click the link below to view the current leaderboard.

NJCAA Division II National Stroke Play Championship

(5/24/17)  Tyler Fieser named to PING All-Region team. Tyler Fieser, a sophomore from Cuba, MO, was named to the 2017 PING All-Region team.  Tyler was one of ten players named from the central region. 

(5/8/17)  Tyler Fieser qualifies for National Tournament.  The MAC golf team participated in the NJCAA District I Tournament on Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th.  The Cardinals finished the tournament in 5th place.  Tyler Fieser finished 2nd overall and will be headed to the NJCAA D2 Golf National Championship in Mesa, AZ from Tuesday, May 23rd – Friday, May 26th.  MAC also defeated North Central Missouri College at the District I Tournament to claim the Region 16 Championship. 

Team – 962 (5th overall)


Tyler Fieser – 75, 74, 75 – 224 (2nd overall)

Ricardo Devoto – 78, 82, 82 - 242

Dylan White – 81, 80, 86 - 247

Zane West-Derby – 82, 82, 86 - 250

Marcos Devoto – 87, 86, 85 – 258

Congratulations to Tyler Fieser, Ricardo Devoto, and Dylan White on being named 1st Team All-Region.

MAC golfer Tyler Fieser has qualified for the NJCAA D2 National Tournament in Mesa, AZ.  The tournament will run from Tuesday, May 23rd – Friday, May 26th and will be played at Longbow Golf Club. 


(5/1/17)  MAC to participate in district tournament. The MAC golf team will travel to Normal, IL to participate in the NJCAA District 1 Golf Tournament from Friday, May 5th – Sunday, May 7th.  The tournament will be held at D.A. Weibring Golf Course.  The top three team scores and the top five individuals not on one of the three teams will qualify for the NJCAA National Golf Tournament in Mesa, AZ.

(4/25/17)  MAC places 2nd in Rend Lake Tournament

Rend Lake Spring Tournament

1. Lewis and Clark 305-297 602

2. MAC 305 310-615 

3. Rend Lake 622

4. Lincoln Trail 628

5. Vincennes 636

6. Kaskaskia 684

Tyler Fieser 73 73 146 1st place in a sudden death playoff.

Ricardo Devoto 75 81 156

Marcos Devoto 88 77 165

Dylan White 78 79 157

Harry Willsher 79 90 169


Zane West-Derby 84 81 165

Zach Kubinski 88 84 172

(4/11/17)  Cardinals place 3rd in Lincoln Trail Tournament. 

Lincoln Trail tourney scores:

Tyler Fieser 81-75=156 1st place

Dylan White 84-81=165

Ricardo Devoto 78-83=161

Marcos Devoto 84-87=171

Zane West-Derby 89-85=174

Rend Lake College 327-307=634 1st place

Lincoln Trail 325 318=643 2nd place

Mineral Area College 327-324=651 3rd place

Vincennes University 332-327=659 4th place

Oakland City College 328336=664 5th place

Kaskaskia College 380-355=735 6th place

(4/4/17)  MAC participates in Webster University Tournament.  Mineral Area College finished 6th place out of 11 teams in the Webster University golf tournament played today at Sunset CC. Due to rain and multiple delays due to lightning the tourney was shortened to 27 holes. MAC shot 306 yesterday to be tied for 6th and shot 154 today. Tyler Fieser shot 71-37 to tie for second place. Ricardo Devoto shot 75-38. Dylan White shot 77-40. And Marcos Devoto shot 83-41. Harry Willsher shot 86-39.

(3/29/17)  Cardinals win MAC Winter Warm-Up.  The Cardinals finished 1st among 4 teams to win its annual home event. 

1st Place
     Mineral Area College  302-308=610

2nd Place
     Lewis and Clark  308-310=618

3rd Place
     Lincoln Trail    317-317=634


1st Tyler Fieser (-1) 143 MAC
2nd Blake Ruckman 148 LT

3rd Dylan White 148 MAC
4th Brian Gebben 153 LC
5th Jack McKinney 155 LC

MAC Scores:

Fieser 72-71--143
White 73-76--149
Marcos Devoto 76-79--155
Harry Willsher 76-79--155
Zane West-Derby 81-82 -163


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(3/24/17)  MAC plays home event this week at Crown Pointe.  The home golf tournament originally scheduled for Sunday, March 26th - Monday, March 27th has been moved to Monday, March 27th - Tuesday, March 28th.  The tournament will be held at Crown Pointe Golf Club in Farmington. 

(3/20/17)  Cardinals start season in Alabama.  The MAC golf team traveled to Scottsboro, AL to participate in the Ron Marshall Spring Fling at Goose Pond Colony in a tournament from Thursday, March 16th-Saturday, March 18th.  The Cardinals finished their first tournament of the season in 13th place.

Individual Scores:

Tyler Fieser – 80, 74, 77 – 231

Dylan White – 75, 81, 85 – 241

Marcos Devoto – 82, 81, 82 – 245

Harry Willsher – 93, 83, 81 – 257

Zane West-Derby – 85, 82, 78 – 245

Ricardo Devoto – 82, 76, 79 – 237

Zach Kubinski – 103, 91, 87 – 281

Kaleb Counts – 95, 79, 83 – 257

The MAC golf team will host the MAC Winter Warm-Up at Crown Pointe Golf Club in Farmington from Sunday, March 26th-Monday, March 27th.   The tournament will be 36 holes.


(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 wereTyler 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 328

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:  154

Tyler 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              289         +1           t-21st       

Schultz, Dustin                    297         +9           t-48th    

Gordon, Matt                      305         +17          75th     

Seabaugh,Jake                  316         +28       t103rd   

Bader, Kellen                     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.


Mesa (AZ) CC Thunderbirds  295
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.




(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.