Brickyard Classic Proves To Be Challenge For Mustangs
April 11th, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Master's College Men's Golf team’s most recent appearance was held at the 2012 Brickyard Classic in Indianapolis, Indiana. The tournament, which lasted from April 8th-10th, kicked-off with an Easter Sunday dinner banquet as special guest speaker Ken Johnson, Chaplain of the Indianapolis Colts, addressed those in attendance. Following the banquet, the competition began with an 11:00 AM shotgun time began the festivities on Monday morning as the Mustangs took to the links.
Representing the Mustangs in the event's top 20 was Sophomore Thane Ringler (Hutchinson, KS) who shot 9 over 144 over the 2-day event, finishing in a 6-way tie for 14th place out of 89 golfers. Ringler’s consistency was marked by a four over 76 on Monday and 5 over 77 on Tuesday as he led the Mustangs to finish 12th out of the 17 contending teams.
Commenting on the team's performance, Mustang coach Jason Semelsberger stated, “We praise God even through under achieving as a team with the talent level we possess. God has blessed us in other ways this year apart from tournament wins.”
Further commenting on the Mustangs efforts, Semelsberger states, “We still believe that it is possible for us to play well at the right time in post season, and are excited to see what God brings in our last few events.”
For the next month, the Mustangs will begin to prepare for the NAIA regional Championship. Regionals will take place in Seaside, California, from May 6-8.