Team wins for IUP, Park University Gilbert; Nagy, Gedak in top-5 again

Cole Taylor (third from right) and the Park University Gilbert Buccaneers have won their first team championship in program history. (

Josh Nagy led the Robert Morris University (RMU) Colonials to a ninth place finish at the Bucknell Invitational this week in Lewisburg, Pa. The Saskatoon product ended up fifth, the highest finish for any RMU player this season. Nagy posted an opening round of 74 at the Bucknell University Golf Course, but bounced back nicely carding a 69 in the second round and a 67 in round three collecting another collegiate top-five finish.

The Colonials head to Powells Point, N.C. on Oct. 22 for the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate at the Kilmarlic Golf Club.

In Watertown, Conn. on Oct. 9 and 10 the Post University Eagles hosted their own Invitational with some Saskatchewan competitors in the field including fifth-year Post golfer and Estevan product Jace Carlisle who placed in a tie for 59th. He shot 83 in round one but improved overt he final couple rounds with an 80 and 72 in the final round.

Saskatoon’s Alex Swinnerton and fellow Waskesiu Golf Course junior alumni Guillermo Salazar were also in action at the Watertown Golf Club this week competing for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Crimson Hawks. IUP won the team competition thanks to more strong performances from the pair. Salazar was tied for fifth at 4-over par 217 (74, 72, 71) while Swinnerton tied for 11th at 6-over par 219 (76, 72, 71).

Carlisle’s final fall college golf season is complete, he will conclude his college career after Christmas, Swinnerton and Salazar will now travel to Lebanon, Penn. for the PSAC Championships at Iron Valley Golf Club beginning on Oct. 20.

A week after winning his first collegiate championship Estevan’s Chase Gedak was close again missing by just a shot at the USF Invite in Larchwood, Iowa this week. Competing for the Minot State University (MSU) Beavers the Golf Kenosee member shot 69 and 73 at The Falls on Oct. 9 and 10 to finish at 2-under par.

The Beavers were fifth as a team, Gedak led the way for the Beavers who are now on their winter break.

On the women’s side Chaplin’s Holly Knudsen was the top MSU player tying for 22nd at 14-over par. She shot 76 in round one and 82 in the second round, the Beavers were 11th as a team, and like the men’s team are now on the Christmas break.

A couple Saskatchewan student-athletes were in action at the Alamo City Classic at the Quarry City Glf Club in San Atonio, Tex. On Oct 9 and 10.

Milsaps College junior Will Danielson and freshman Davin Karst were competing for the Majors. Danielson shot 76 in round one then fired back-to-back rounds of 72 leaving the Saskatoon product in a tie for 29th overall. Assiniboia’s Karst got better each round going 77, 75, and 71 for a tie for 34th. The team was eighth in the standings.

Milsaps has one event left before the break, the Majors will be in Rome, Ga. At the Stonebridge Golf Club for the Chick-fil-A Invitational on Oct. 23 and 24.

Cole Obrigewitsch of Deer Valley was in Somis, Cal. this week for the Bill Cullum Invitational at The Saticoy Club alongside his California State University San Barnardino (CSUSB) Coyote teammates on Oct. 9 and 10. The 2023 amateur men’s Team Saskatchewan member carded rounds of 72 and 80 for a t-41st finish. The Coyotes team was 10th.

Next up is the Otter Invitational in Seaside, Cal. at Bayonet Black Horse on Oct. 16 and 17.

Nipawin’s Cole Taylor was able to celebrate the first team win in Park University Gilbert program history at the ERAU Fall Invite in Prescott, Ariz. on Oct. 9 and 10. Competing at Antelope Hills North Golf Course the team won the event by five shots over Arizona Christian University, the alma mater of Saskatoon’s Connor Scissons. Unfortunately, Taylor had to withdraw after one round due to an injury.

The Buccaneers are now off until the new year.

Another 10 Saskatchewan student-athletes have events scheduled for the start of next week, several more will compete later in October before the fall season concludes.