Reinders added to golf team

By Doug Fitzgerald published November 19, 2009

The newest member of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' most successful sports program was introduced Thursday as the school received Mathew Reinders' letter of intent to play golf for the Mountain Lions.

"Mathew is a well-accomplished player that will continue to bring depth to our roster," said UCCS coach Phil Trujillo. "He is well-balanced and has the skills to play at this level immediately. He has good experience and success at the junior level."

Reinders won the Northern California Golf Association Junior Tournament at Metropolitan Golf Course in Oakland, Calif., this year, in addition to two first-place finishes in the Junior Golf Association of Northern California tournaments in 2009 and several in 2008. He also qualified for the California State Amateur in 2009, the California Junior Amateur from 2007-2009.

In high school competition, Reinders was chosen first-team All-Marin County Athletic League in his junior year and was second-team all-conference as a freshman and sophomore.

Reinders will be joining a UCCS program that has won four consecutive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships and has a seven-stroke lead to repeat the honor this season. The Mountain Lions have also won back-to-back regional titles, giving the program its third and fourth appearances at the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament in the past eight years.

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