The Mesa men’s golf team, fueled by several local players, finished as the national runner-up in the NJCAA Division II golf tournament with a team score of 1200 on the Black Course at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Ind., last week.
Walters State CC captured first place with a total a score of 1189 while Mississippi Gulf Coast finished third with an overall 1214 team score.
The second place finish was the best in MCC history. The T-Birds have been third on three occasions.
Desert Vista graduate Ryan Witte was MCC’s top finisher, placing seventh with a 70-75-76-75--296.
He was backed by Mountain Pointe graduates Austin Fletcher (19th, 302), Ben Potter (32nd, 306) and Justin Hyder (51st, 313). Dobson High grad Jacob Monplaisir was 11th at 298.
Witte earned first team All-America honors, Montplaisir was second team and Fletcher honorable mention.
Witte and Montplaisir both were named to the all-tournament team.