Bryant Black was named women's golf coach in 2018. He has been head coach of the Minnesota State men's golf program since 2014. Black competed for the Maverick golf team 2007-2010, and he earned both a BS and MS in sport management from MSU.
The Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks lost a playoff to Central Missouri for fourth place in the 12-team 2019 NCAA D-II Central Regional at Muskogee Golf Club in Muskogee, Okla. Southwestern Oklahoma State closed with 291-297 to win by four strokes over runner-up Arkansas Tech and 20 over third-place Northeastern State. The Mavs lost the playoff for fourth and the last spot to advance to the D-II Championship. Central Oklahoma was sixth, missing the playoff by four strokes. The 66-player field recorded a 79.0-stroke scoring average on the 5,982-yard, par-71 course. The threat of bad weather condensed the tournament to two days with 36 holes on the second day. Only three rounds of par-71 or better were posted over 54 holes.
Alissa Carlson (76-79-72=227) recorded a top 10 for MSU, and Maddy Messin (81-75-77=233) tied for 19th.
Minnesota State opened a 21 shot lead with a first-round 309 and cruised at the 2019 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Championship at Dachota Ridge Golf Club at Morton, Minn. Defending champion Augustana finished second, Minot State claimed third, Sioux Falls was fourth and Upper Iowa fifth. The course was par 72, measuring 5,906 yards and produced an average 18-hole score of 90.2 strokes in cool, windy conditions. The 54-hole tournament was scheduled for 18 holes each day for three days but was condensed to two days due to predicted heavy rain.
Abbe Partington (77-81-77=235) and Alissa Carlson (75-81-80=236) finished 1-2 for the Mavs. Maddy Messin (78-82-78=238) took fourth.
Minnesota State finished 11th in the 12-team 2018 NCAA D-II Central Regional after placing second to Augustana in the 2018 NSIC Championsip.
MSU placed ninth at the 12-team 2017 NCAA D-II Central Regional and took second at the 2017 NSIC Championship.
Minnesota State-Mankato was never in contention and finished ninth in the 12-team 2016 NCAA D-II Central Regional. The Mavericks came in third in the 72-hole 2015-16 NSIC Championship.
Minnesota State-Mankato placed seventh in the nine-team 2015 NCAA D-II Central Regional and fourth overall in the NSIC.
The Mavericks finished eighth at the nine-team 2014 NCAA D-II Central Regional and third in the NSIC.
MSU-Mankato placed ninth at the 2013 NCAA D-II Central Regional and second in the NSIC.
The Mavericks finished sixth at the nine-team 2012 NCAA D-II Central Regional after placing second to Augustana in the 72-hole 2012-13 NSIC Championship.
MSU-Mankato placed fourth overall in the 2010-11 NSIC Championship and placed fifth at the 2011 NCAA D-II Central Regional.
The Mavs finished third at the 2010 NCAA D-II Central Regional and 11th at the 2010 NCAA D-II Championship. They also advanced to the 2006 NCAA D-II Championship.