September 25, 2012
Hemet, Calif. - The Mustang Golf team spent the last two days competing in the California State Intercollegiate Tournament at the Diamond Valley Golf Course in Hemet, CA with hopes of playing well and coming home with the victory. The Mustangs fell just short of that goal and finished second out of a field of nine teams.
After the first day, TMC found themselves in fourth place behind third place CSU San Marcos, second place Holy Names, and first place UC Riverside.
TMC’s Thane Ringler (Hutchinson, KS) started out by turning in an impressive 70 placing him in a three-way tie just two strokes behind the lead. The second round ended not how the Mustangs had hoped with a total score of 596, giving them sole possession of fourth place.
However, the Mustangs bounced back as TMC senior Michael Reitz (Denver, CO) and junior Nolan Sand stepped up and scored the course par (72) on the second day. Over the two day tournament, Reitz and Ringler led the Mustangs with an overall score of 222.
TMC saw three Mustangs finish in the top 15 in a field of 51 golfers. Reitz led the way with his 222 finish and was tied with Ringler in eighth place. John Lawson (Mobile, AL) finished at 14th with a +7 final score.
Coach Semelsberger responded to the Mustangs first 2012-2012 performance by saying "We're off to a good start and we have much room to improve. I was really encouraged that we almost had three of our players finish in the top 10."
The Mustangs now have two weeks to prepare for their next event as they travel south to San Marcos to compete in the 2012 CSU San Marcos Fall Classic at the Twin Oaks Golf Course on October 15th-16th.