Men's Golf History

The following is a look at the men's national qualifiers and how NIACC teams fared at the regional tournaments since Chris Frenz took over the NIACC golf program in 2007:

NJCAA REGION XI TOURNAMENTS

2007: Team placed third at regional tournament with a 698. Top finishers - 12. Andrew Cullen 83-87 - 170; 14. Elliot Sheriff 87-85 - 172; 16. Greg Engels 85-89 - 174.

2008: Team place seventh at regional tournament at the Fort Dodge Country Club with a 333-316 - 649. Top finishers - Jason Urdahl 84-77 - 161; Tim Dingeman 82-79 - 161; Greg Engels 81-82 - 163.

2009: Team placed fourth at regional tournament at the Mason City Country Club with a 308-314 - 622. Top finishers - Nate Haaland 76-79 - 155; Steven Wyborny 77-78 - 155.

2010: Team placed sixth at regional tournament at Copper Creek Golf Course in Pleasant Hill with a 317-325 - 642. Top finishers - 11. Max Rohlfsen 74-81 - 155; 13. Kade Jones 75-81 - 156.

2011: NJCAA Region XI champions at the Fort Dodge Country Club with a 324-321 - 645. National qualifying team: 2. Max Rohlfsen 78-79 - 157; Kade Jones 85-77 - 162; Adam Brinkman 84-80 - 164; Brandon Wood 80-86 - 166; Harrison Webb 82-85 - 167.

2012: Team placed fifth at regional tournament at regional tournament at the Fort Dodge Country Club with a 319-315 - 634. Top finishers - T15. Jacob Urdahl 78-78 - 156; T19. Dalton Olson 77-81 - 158; 24. Brandon Wood 79-85 - 164.

2013: National qualifiers: 5. Jacob Urdahl 78-73 - 151 (Urdahl was second among qualifiers not from regional champion Kirkwood); 6. Dalton Olson 74-82 - 152 (Olson was third among the qualifiers not from Kirkwood). Team placed third at regional tournament at Hunters Ridge in Cedar Rapids with a 307-317 - 624.

2014 - National qualifier: 4. Levi Fink 76-77- 153. NIACC placed fourth in the team standings at Lake Panorama wtih a 314-332 - 646.

2015 - National qualifier: Sam Steinwand 75-78 -153. NIACC placed fourth in the team standings with a 330-308 - 638.

2016 - NIACC placed seventh in the team standings with a 669. NIACC finishers: Zach Nicholson 81-79 - 160; Joe Nordquist 83-79 - 162; Chris Staudt 84-80 - 164; Brandon Nordman 86-97 - 183; Sam Steinwand 95-99 - 194.

2017 - NIACC placed sixth in the team standings in 2-day tournament at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames with a 333-322 - 655. NIACC finishers: T19. Anthony Emanuel 84-77 - 161; T21. Joe Nordquist 83-79 - 162; 26. Josh Schaefer 82-82 - 164; T31. Zach Nicholson 84-86 - 170; T31. Devin Koob 86-84 - 170.

2018 - NIACC placed third with a 309-315 - 624 at Lake Panorama Golf Course in Panora to earn a trip to the NJCAA Division II national tournament. NIACC finishers: Josh Schaefer 74-77 - 151; Ben Boerjan 74-77 - 151; Devin Koob 78-77 - 155; Jordan Voves 83-84 - 167; Anthony Emanuel 89-85 - 174.

2019 - NIACC placed fifth in the team standings with a 319-325 - 644 at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames. NIACC finishers: 2. Ben Boerjan 71-77 - 148; Austin Eckenrod 82-78 - 160; Jackson Hamlin 80-88 - 166; Matthew Heinemann 87-84 - 171; Zach Martin 86-86 - 172. Boerjan qualified for the NJCAA Division II national tournament.

MEN'S LOWEST REGIONAL ROUNDS UNDER FRENZ

Ben Boerjan 71 (Day 1, 2019)

Jacob Urdahl 73 (Day 2, 2013)

Max Rohlfsen 74 (Day 1, 2010)

Dalton Olson 74 (Day 1, 2013)

Ben Boerjan 74 (Day 1, 2018)

Josh Schaefer 74 (Day 1, 2018)

Kade Jones 75 (Day 1, 2010)

Sam Steinwand 75 (Day 1, 2015)

Nate Haaland 76 (Day 1, 2009)

Brandon Nordman 76 (Day 2, 2015)

Thomas O'Rourke 76 (Day 2, 2015)

Levi Fink 76 (Day 1, 2014)

Jason Urdahl 77 (Day 2, 2008)

Steven Wyborny 77 (Day 1, 2009)

Kade Jones 77 (Day 2, 2011)

Dalton Olson 77 (Day 1, 2012)

Levi Fink 77 (Day 2, 2014)

Derrick Urdahl 77 (Day 1, 2014)

Anthony Emanuel 77 (Day 2, 2017)

Ben Boerjan 77 (Day 2, 2018)

Devin Koob 77 (Day 2, 2018)

Josh Schaefer 77 (Day 2, 2018)

Ben Boerjan 77 (Day 2, 2019)

Max Rohlfsen 78 (Day 1, 2011)

Jacob Urdahl 78 (Day 1, 2012)

Jacob Urdahl 78 (Day 2, 2012)

Jacob Urdahl 78 (Day 1, 2013)

Sam Steinwand 78 (Day 2, 2015)

Devin Koob 78 (Day 1, 2018)

Austin Eckenrod 78 (Day 2, 2019)

Zach Nicholson 79 (Day 2, 2016)

Joe Nordquist 79 (Day 2, 2016)

Joe Nordquist 79 (Day 2, 2017)

NIACC MEN'S LOWEST REGION 36 HOLE ROUNDS UNDER FRENZ

Ben Boerjan (2019) 71-77 - 148

Jacob Urdahl (2013) 78-73 - 151

Ben Boerjan (2018) 74-77 - 151

Josh Schaefer (2018) 74-77 - 151

Dalton Olson (2013) 74-82 - 152

Levi Fink (2014) 76-77 - 153

Sam Steinwand (2015) 75-78 - 153

Nate Haaland (2009) 76-79 - 155

Steven Wyborny (2009) 77-78 - 155

Max Rohlfsen (2010) 74-81 - 155

Devin Koob (2018) 78-77 - 155

Kade Jones (2010) 75-81 - 156

Jacob Urdahl (2012) 78-78 - 156

Max Rohlfsen (2011) 78-79 - 157

Brandon Nordman (2015) 84-76 - 160

Thomas O'Rourke (2015) 84-76 - 160

Zach Nicholson (2016) 81-79 - 160

Austin Eckenrod (2019) 82-78 - 160

Tim Dingeman (2008) 82-79 - 161

Jason Urdahl (2008) 84-77 - 161

Anthony Emanuel (2017) 84-77 - 161

Kade Jones (2011) 85-77 - 162

Joe Nordquist (2016) 83-79 - 162

Kevin Trobaugh (2014) 81-82 - 163

 Derrick Urdahl (2014) 77-86 - 163

Adam Brinkman (2011) 84-80 - 164

Brandon Wood (2012) 79-85 - 164

Chris Staudt (2016) 84-80 - 164

MEN'S LOWEST REGIONAL 36-HOLE TEAM ROUNDS UNDER FRENZ

622 (2009); 624 (2013); 624 (2018); 634 (2012); 638 (2015), 642 (2010); 644 (2019); 645 (2011); 646 (2014); 649 (2008); 655 (2017); 669 (2016), 698 (2007).

NJCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

2011 - (Goose Pond Colony Golf Course, Scottsboro, Ala.) - Placed 17th with rounds of 327-316-310-325 - 1,278. Individuals - T87. Rohlfsen 80-73-80-81 - 314; 92. Webb 80-78-76-82 - 316; 112. Jones 84-85-77-78 - 324; 114. Brinkman 83-81-77-84 - 325; T119. Wood 84-84-83-85.

2013 (Goose Pond Colony Golf Course, Scottsboro, Ala.) - T57. Jacob Urdahl 74-77-76-77 - 304; T69. Dalton Olson 74-77-78-77 - 306.

2014 (Swan Lake Resort, Plymouth, Ind.) - 1. Levi Fink 77-68-72-70 - 287.

2015 (Goose Pond Colony Golf Course, Scottsboro, Ala.) - T45. Sam Steinwand 70-81-71-74 - 296.

2018 (Glen Lakes Golf Course, Foley, Ala.) - Placed 17th with rounds of 323-334-313 - 970. A weather-related cut was made after the third round of the tournament. Individuals - T43. Ben Boerjan 75-77-78-72 - 302; Josh Schaefer 81-80-75 - 236; Devin Koob 80-88-80 - 248; Anthony Emanuel 90-89-80 - 259; Jordan Voves 87-92-92 - 271.

TOP NIACC FINISHES AT NATIONALS UNDER FRENZ

The following are the top finishes at the national tournament since Chris Frenz took over the NIACC golf program in 2007:

1. Levi Fink, 2014 (77-68-72-70 - 287)

T43. Ben Boerjan, 2018 (75-77-78-72 - 302)

T45. Sam Steinwand, 2015 (70-81-71-74 - 296)

T57. Jacob Urdahl, 2013 (74-77-76-77 - 304)

T69. Dalton Olson, 2013 (74-77-78-77 - 306)

T87. Max Rohlfsen, 2011 (80-73-80-81 - 314)

92. Harrison Webb, 2011 (80-78-76-82 - 316)

112. Kade Jones, 2011 (84-85-77-78 - 324)

MEN'S TOP NATIONAL TOURNAMENT ROUNDS UNDER FRENZ

Levi Fink (Day 2, 2014) 68

Levi Fink (Day 4, 2014) 70

Sam Steinwand (Day 1, 2015) 70

Sam Steinwand (Day 3, 2015) 71

Levi Fink (Day 3, 2014) 72

Ben Boerjan (Day 4, 2018) 72

Max Rohlfsen (Day 2, 2011) 73

Jacob Urdahl (Day 1, 2013) 74

Dalton Olson (Day 1, 2013) 74

Sam Steinwand (Day 4, 2015) 74

Ben Boerjan (Day 1, 2018) 75

Josh Schaefer (Day 3, 2018) 75

Harrison Webb (Day 3, 2011) 76

Jacob Urdahl (Day 3, 2013) 76

Levi Fink (Day 1, 2014) 77

Jacob Urdahl (Day 2, 2013) 77

Jacob Urdahl (Day 4, 2013) 77

Dalton Olson (Day 2, 2013) 77

Dalton Olson (Day 4, 2013) 77

Kade Jones (Day 3, 2011) 77

Adam Brinkman (Day 3, 2011) 77

Ben Boerjan (Day 2, 2018) 77

MEN'S LOWEST NATIONAL 18-HOLE TEAM ROUNDS UNDER FRENZ

310 (Day 3, 2011)

313 (Day 3, 2018)

316 (Day 2, 2011)

323 (Day 1, 2018)

325 (Day 4, 2011)

IMPORTANT DATES IN MCJC/NIACC 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.

1941

The Trojans were 3-3.

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.

1960

Coach: Zeke Hogeland. The Trojans won the state championship. Denny Christensen was the individual medalist at the state tournament.

1961

Coach: Zeke Hogeland. The Trojans won the state championship and played in the national tournament in Odessa, Texas.

1962

Coach: Zeke Hogeland. The Trojans won the state championship for the third straight season. They placed fourth at the    national tournament in Joliet, Ill.

1963

Coach: Dick Garth. Record: 3-3. The Trojans placed third at the state tournament.

1964

Coach: Dick Garth. Record: 2-4. 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.

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.

1969

Coach: Ned Brandt.

1972-73

Coach: Art Lundblad.

1981

The Trojans won the NJCAA Region XI tournament.

1982

The Trojans placed second at the NJCAA Region XI tournament.

1984

The Trojans placed second at the NJCAA Region XI tournament.

1985

The Trojans placed second at the NJCAA Region XI tournament.

1986

The Trojans won the NJCAA Region XI tournament.

1987

The Trojans placed second at the NJCAA Region XI tournament.

1988

The Trojans placed second at the NJCAA Region XI tournament.

1989

The Trojans placed second at the NJCAA Region XI tournament.

1991

The Trojans won the the NJCAA Region XI tournament in Okoboji with a 27-hole total of 463. They won the tournament in a 3-hole playoff (56-58) over Iowa Lakes. Jim Kruckenberg shot a 36-38-38 - 112; Sean Vidal shot a 39-34-39 - 112; Shannon Lee shot a 41-41-38 - 120; Kevin Alert shot a 44-41-37 - 122 and Mike Teske shot a 43-39--43 - 125.

1992

The Trojans placed second at the NJCAA Region XI tournament.

1993

The Trojans placed second at the NJCAA Region XI tournament.