April 30th, 2012

SANTA CLARITA, Calif -- The Master’s College anticipates a boost to the 2012 men’s golf squad from soon-to-be transfer Josh Oakes of Murrieta, California.

joshoakes.jpg“Oakes excels on the links with a great short game as well as having great accuracy with his shots,”  fifth-year coach Jason Semelsberger states. “However, the best thing I can say about Josh is that he loves the Lord with all of his heart and it is evident in all facets of his life.  He is also a solid player with a good temperament for the game and he wants to do the things necessary to get better.

With plans to continue studies in Communication, the new recruit looks forward to improving his skills on the golf course with hopes of making a major impact on the school’s golf program.

“My main goal, athletically, is to glorify God's name through my work ethic and through my talents that he has given me,” reports Oakes.  “I plan to grow stronger in my game and spiritually so that I can be a positive factor to my team as well as TMC. Coach Semelsberger does a great job with the golf program and I am very encouraged that he will help me achieve a lot more out of my game than I have ever achieved. I hope to bring a lot of leadership to the team and to contribute to our team's success to my full potential.”

Off the field, Oakes anticipates the opportunity to grow stronger with his walk with the Lord, make new friends and experience life on campus.

“I was looking for a college to transfer into where I am going to grow the most in my faith and where I can be a light to others so that God's name will be glorified,” says the new recruit. “I felt at home when I made my visit to The Masters College and I just knew that God had something great in store for me here…. God has blessed me and answered my prayers by opening up The Masters College to me and I am looking forward to be part of such a great experience.”

The Mustangs will take to the links again May 6-8 in the NAIA Regional Championships at the Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, California, with their sights set on qualifying for the NAIA National Championships.