The Mingus golf team came back from the Mohave Invitational in Needles this past weekend with their heads held high.
In the biggest tournament of the year, 25 teams battled it out over the two-day event. Mingus finished a respectable 12th place.
The Marauders No. 1 golfer, Pat Moran scored an impressive 37 on the initial nine holes played on Friday. He also won a contest for the most accurate drive, in which he will receive a custom Ping driver to fit his specifications.
No. 2 golfer Nick Muehlhausen followed with a 42 on Friday and a 93 on Saturday for the long 18-hole competition. Alex Ronyak followed with a nine-hole score of 42 and a score of 93 on Saturday. Josh Sauntman was the fourth and final score counted towards Mingus' total with a 50 on Friday and a 92 on Saturday.
Dillon Fielitz came in as the No. 5 golfer for Mingus, stepping in at the last minute. He shot an impressive 55 on Friday and followed that with a 100 on Saturday.
"I am so proud of him," said coach John Uidenich. "The team didn't do too bad and it was a good experience."
For once the weather was not an issue, just nervousness of the early part of the season coming through at times.
The top four scores went toward the team's total. The winner of the event was Sky View from Utah. Second was Kingman.
Coach Uidenich and coach Craig Mai spent Monday playing nine holes of golf with Moran and Muehlhausen in a playful competition. The prize for the winners would be a Coke. After four holes, the coaches were trailing, but not by much. They were having a relaxing and fun time out on the greens.
Tuesday the team traveled to Williams to play Buckeye and Kingman at the 'Elephant Rock' golf course. Then the Marauders get ready for their annual Sedona golf tournament at the Sedona golf resort.