MCJCNIACC Golf History

1940

First year for golf at Mason City Junior College. The Trojans were 2-1 in dual meets with one meet being rained out. The Trojans also held an intra-team tournament, which was won by Ann Casey, the only female on the team.

1954

Coach: Volney Hansen, who coached the team from 1954-56. The 1954 NIACC golf team was the first team since World War II. No meets were held because no other schools in the area had teams. The team practiced at the Mason City Country Club.

1958

Coach: Ed Chuck. Record: 5-0.

1959

Coach: Zeke Hogeland. Record: 5-0. The Trojans placed second at the state meet.

1959 team members - Garry Lowman, Don Spratt, Tom Ervin, Benny Klug, Mike Kellogg, Tom Penaluna.

1960

Coach: Zeke Hogeland.

Notes: The Trojans won the state championship with a 334. Grand View was second with a 342. Denny Christensen was the individual medalist at the state tournament with a 77. Other counting scores for the Trojans were Larry Wedeking 82, Russ Elliott 87 and Jim Phillips 88.

1960 team members - Denny Christensen, Larry Wedeking, Russ Elliott, Jim Phillips, Chuck Chorak, Duane Williamson, Mike Kellogg, Mick Minnette, Joe Brandt.

1961

Coach: Zeke Hogeland. The Trojans won the state championship for the second straight season with a 333 at the Woodside Golf Club in Des Moines. Grand View was second with a 339 and Ellsworth was third with a 347. Gene Parr led the Trojans with a 82. Also for the Trojans, Larry Wedeking shot an 83, Denny Christensen shot an 84 and Ted Bair shot an 84.

The Trojans played in the national tournament in Odessa, Texas.

1961 team members - Gene Parr, Ted Bair, Warner Benson, Larry Wedeking, Denny Christensen.

1962

Coach: Zeke Hogeland. The Trojans won the state championship for the third straight season with a 308 at the Woodside Golf Course in Des Moines. Grand View was second with a 322 and Marshalltown was third with a 346. Runner-up meet medalist Jim Cannella led the Trojans with a 74. Cannella lost a playoff to Marshalltown's Jim Hildebrand. Other counting scores for the Trojans were Gene Parr 75, Ted Bair 77 and Dick Hansen 82.

They placed fourth at the national tournament in Joliet, Ill.

1962 team members - Vaughn Ravlin, Jim Cannella, Gene Parr, Mike Miller, Gus Skarlis, Roger Hoeft, Dick Hansen, Craig Monroe, Jon Tison, Skip Farrell, Jack Roby, Ted Bair.

1963

Coach: Dick Garth. Record: 3-3. The Trojans placed third at the state tournament with a 345. Jack Martin led the Trojans with an 80. Other counting scores for the Trojans were Craig Monroe 82, Mike Hubbard 88 and Terry Friend 95.

1963 team members - Craig Monroe, Jack Martin, Dick Woodhouse, Terry Friend, Mike Hubbard.

1964

Coach: Dick Garth. Record: 2-4. The Trojans placed sixth at the state tournament.

1964 team members - Jack Martin, Jim Nelson, Mike Heston, Dave McClintock, Dale Schaffer, Bradley Payne.

1965

Coach: Dan Cahalan. Record: 0-4-1. The Trojans placed sixth at the state tournament.

1965

Coach: Dan Cahalan. Record: 0-4-1. The Trojans placed sixth at the state tournament.

1966

Coach: Dan Cahalan. The Trojans placed third at the regional tournament.

1966 team members - Tom Berry, Jay Possum, John Rogers, Stu Parr, Dave Atherton, Lon Cobernutz, Clip Kerschwehm, Bill Thompson, Don Rikkels, Bob Kress.

1967

Coach: Art Lundblad. Playing as NIACC for the first time, the Trojans played in six meets.

1968

Coach: Rich Koolbeck. The Trojans placed fourth in the state tournament.

1981

Coach: Larry Mozack. NIACC wins the NJCAA Region XI title with a 477 by one shot over rival Waldorf College at Beaver Hills in Cedar Falls. Scott Lewis led the Trojans with a 114, which was third in the individual medalist competition.

The Trojans placed 18th at the national meet out of 31 teams in Chapel Hill, Tenn. The Trojans shot rounds of 322-312 (634). A team   total of 630 was needed to make the cut. Lewis and Tony Bailey made the individual cut. Bailey shot 78-75-79-77—309; and Lewis shot 82-75-83-78 - 318.

1982

Coach: Larry Mozack. The Trojans won the NJCAA Region XI title in Fort Dodge with a 27-hole total of 460.

1999

The Trojans placed fourth at the regional tournament at Spring Valley Golf Course in Livermore with a 27-hole score of 495. Tim Gilman tied for fifth with a 79-40—119 to qualify for the national tournament. Other scores were Nate Klemm 80-43—123;  Adam Pedersen 82-42— 124; Brian Pearce 84-45—129.