The Owls begin play tomorrow at 8:40 a.m.
Meissner earns the honor for the second consecutive season
Meissner won the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate
It's the first tournament victory since the 2017 Jim West Intercollegiate
2015 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Academic Medal Recipient ... 2014-15 Conference USA All-Freshman Team member.
Fall 2017 (Sr.)
One of four golfers to participate in all four events...played in the number one spot twice...was second on the squad with a 72.92 stroke average...had one top ten and two top 20 finishes...had three rounds of par or better...fired a season-low 68 in the second round of the Sam Hall Intercollegiate (9/11-12), where he tied for 13th-place...had a season-best seventh-place tie at the Steelwood Collegiate Classic (10/28-29).
Conference USA All-Academic Team...Participated in nine events ...third on the team with a 73.50 stroke average...finished the season with one top 10 and four top 20 finishes...shot nine rounds of par or better, good for third-most on the team...best finish of the season was a tie for seventh-place at the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational (10/29-30) after shooting 76-69-69/214...finished in a tie for 12th-place at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate (9/12-13) after carding 73-72-68/213...shot a season-low 67 at the Old Waverly Intercollegiate (4/3-4).
Participated in nine events (24 rounds) ... Averaged 75.63 strokes per round ... Recorded two top five, two top ten and three top 20 finishes ... Had six rounds of par or better ... Tied for second at President's Day Challenge (2/15) ... Became the first Owl golfer to win a tournament since 2011 when he went wire-to-wire to earn medalist honors at the Jim West Intercollegiate (4/11-12) ... Shot 66-70-71/207 to finish nine-under par ... The 66 was a career-best ... Named Conference USA Co-Golfer of the Week for his performance ... Was the team's top finisher at the Conference USA Championship, tying for 13th-place.
Averaged 75.03 strokes over 29 rounds ... low round was 70 ... made his collegiate debut at the Ram Masters Invitational, taking 69th place with a 235 (+25) ... ranked third on the squad at the Miramont Invitational with a 76-71--147 (+3) ... claimed 52nd place at the David Toms Intercollegiate with a 239 (+23) ... began spring play with a 73-76-73--222 (+9) at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational, where he took 34th place and ranked second on the team ... followed up at the Bayou City Collegiate Championship with a 76-74-70--220 (+4), good for the team lead and 35th place overall ... led the Owls in a second-straight tournament at the Querencia Cabo Intercollegiate in 37th place with a 75-74-70--219 (+6) ... racked up a pair of 71-stroke rounds in the UTSA Lone Star Invitational finale and Jim West Intercollegiate opener ... ranked second on the team in his first Conference USA Championship appearance with a 225 (+9), good for 35th place.
Alamo Heights High School
Played for head coach Danny Hayes, as the Mules claimed third place at the 2014 state tournament and fifth place in 2013 ... led the team in stroke average and rounds played as a senior ... the team won three-straight district championships as well as the 2012 regional championship ... as a junior, won three tournaments, placed in the top five eight times and posted 14 top-10 finishes with a 74.5 stroke average ... notched 76.8 strokes per round as a sophomore with a pair of wins and won eight tournaments as a freshman with a 77.6 stroke average ... 2013 San Antonio Junior City champion and earned a place on the San Antonio Express-News Super Team in 2013 as well ... 2012 all-state 4A second team honoree and won the 4A tournament in 2011 and 2013 ... named team captain for his junior and senior seasons ... in the classroom, was a National Merit Commended Scholar and ranked second in his class of 344 students ... AP Scholar with Distinction and earned a place on the AJGA HP Scholastic all-America team ... member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.
Full name: Mitchell Garred Meissner ... son of Kurt and Katie Meissner ... has one brother and one sister ... born July 28, 1996 in Mount Pleasant, S.C. ... uncle, Todd Haney, played baseball at the University of Texas and in the major leagues for the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets and Montreal Expos ... is active in the community, volunteering time with the Young Men's Service League, AJGA Leadership Links, Laity Lodge Youth Camp and as a peer tutor ... has also worked with the Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, San Antonio Food Bank and the Humane Society ... earned the President's Volunteer Service Award at the gold level for giving more than 250 hours of his time in 2013 ... plans to major in Engineering ... Rice College: Duncan.
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