Danielson’s win highlights another impressive week for college players

Saskatoon's Will Danielson has a college win. (MajorAthletics/Twitter)

Saskatoon’s Will Danielson has a college win on his resume.

Competing in a fall tri-match with two other schools and Danielson’s Milsaps college teammates he shot 1-under par, 71 in the one day event to claim the victory by three shots over the field. The sophomore said he’s excited to get a college championship.

“Last year was my first year at Milsaps and I expected a lot as a first year and I didn’t get that,” he told Golf Saskatchewan. “This year is starting to come together nicely, and it feels great to get the first one under the belt.”

Admittedly Danielson has had up and down results since beginning his college career, but he said something clicked recently and his confidence is building.

“We had a tournament in Tennessee the week before and I went 75, 69 in that so I kind of knew something clicked and I started to have a certain feeling that was working,” he said.

Next up for the Majors is the Oglethorpe Fall Invitational on Oct. 10 and 11 at Royal Lakes Country Club in Georgia. Danielson said he is excited to continue his elevation among the team and produce good scores.

“We leave for Atlanta on Saturday and it’s just nice to know I am one of those guys that can produce those types of scores and not be like I’m number five or six and just playing. I am on the team, I am actually contributing, it just feels good,” he added.

Taking advantage of her final year at Lewis-Clarke State, Regina’s Alex Schmidt has another top-five placing in a collegiate tournament. Schmidt posted rounds of 76, 76, and 74 at the Sterling Grove Golf and Country Club in Sunrise, Arizona on Monday and Tuesday.

She was six shots back of the winner, as a team the Warriors were fourth in the OUAZ Fall Invite.

Lewis-Clarke’s next event is the RMC Intercollegiate, but that’s not until March 7 and 8.

In the men’s field at the OUAZ Fall Invite, Saskatoon’s Connor Scissons tied for seventh. The Arizona Christian University senior posted rounds of 75, 73, and the tournament low for the final round, 67. The Riverside Country Club member led the Firestorm to a fourth place finish in the team division.

The next event for Scissons is the Embry-Riddle Fall Invite in Prescott, Arizona on Oct. 9 – 10.

Holly Knudsen is making the most of her fall season at Minot State. Competing in the Yellowjacket Fall Classic in Billings. Montana the Chaplin product tied for 10th place. She shot a pair of 82’s to finish at 20-over par.

The Beavers were fourth as a team in the tournament. That was the school’s final golf event of the season.

Saskatoon’s Alex Swinnerton is off to a great start to his collegiate career at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). After sixth place finish in his debut earlier this fall, he tied for fourth at the Hal Hansen Invitational in Grove City, Pennsylvania on Monday at the Grove City Country Club. The Waskesiu Golf Course member shot 75 and 74 in the 36-hole tournament, the winner was just two shots ahead.

Calgary resident and fellow Waskesiu golfer Guillermo Salazar tied for 26th also competing for IUP. Salazar shot 80 and 75.

Swinnerton’s performance helped the Crimson Hawks tie for second in the team competition. Their next event is the PSAC Championship on Oct. 14 and 15 in Cornwall, Pennsylvania.

The Robert Morris University Colonials and Josh Nagy of Saskatoon were in action at the Tom Tontimonia Invitational in Lakewood, Ohio at the Lakewood Country Club. Nagy got better every round of the 54-hole event shooting 76, 72, 69 for a score of 4-over par, 217.

The team placed sixth in the 14-team field. Next up for RMU is the Bucknell Fall Invitational in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania on Oct. 9 – 11.

Jace Carlisle of Estevan placed 18th at the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship held at the Watertown Golf Club in Watertown, Connecticut on Tuesday. The Post University junior shot 79, 78, and 79.

The Eagles took home the bronze medal at the event held over 54 holes and two days this week. Post will now prepare for their own invitational on Oct. 10 and 11 at the same club.

In Hot Springs, Arkansas a trio of Saskatchewan players were in the field for a couple schools. TJ Baker and Chase Gedak were competing for the University of Arkansas at Monticello and Luke Cote was playing for Southern Arkansas University (SAU) in the Battle for the Belt at the Hot Springs Country Club.

Baker was the top Saskatchewan finisher in the 54 hole event, the Prince Albert product shot 74, 80, and 73 to finish at 11-over par, 227. Estevan’s Gedak wasn’t far behind in 40th place at 13-over par, 229 (75, 75, 77).

The Weevils team was 10th.

Cote was 46th in the event, the Royal Regina Golf Club member posted rounds of 80, 76, and 77. The Muleriders team was eighth.

All three players will likely be in the field at the upcoming 2022 Arkansas Collegiate hosted by SAU on Oct. 10 and 11.

Caden Loeppky of Saskatoon was in Galesburg, Illinois for the Knox Invitational on Oct. 1 and 2. Coming off a tie for fourth in his last event with Waldorf University Loepkky shot 83 and 80 at the Soangetaha Country Club leaving the second year student in 27th position.

Waldorf finished in sixth as a team. The Warriors are now done until after the Christmas break.

North of the border the Canada West Golf Championships took place in Victoria, B.C. Golf Saskatchewan will have a coplete recap of that event that featured several Saskatchewan players later this week.