Fall college golf season opens in United States

Kindersley product Brody Istace has been busy south of the border this Autumn.

Istace began his senior season with the Columbia International University (CIU) Rams on Aug. 30 and 31. The school hosted a ‘four-ball’ tournament at the Columbia Country Club. Istace, along with his partner William Fletcher shot 67 during the first round, the pair carded a 73 in the second round to finish tied for fourth at the event.

From there the squad headed to St. Simons Island, Georgia for the 2021 Coastal Georgia Fall Men’s Invite at Sea Palms Resort. Istace placed 49th at the 54-hole tournament with a final score of plus-26, 239 (85, 76, 78).

 As a team the Rams placed eighth out of 14. Their next event is the NCCAA South Region Championship in Anderson, South Carolina on Sept. 27 and 28.

2019 Saskatchewan junior champion Jace Carlisle is getting into his first action at a new school. Originally committing to Lake Superior State University, the Estevan product has since relocated to Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. Carlisle competed as an individual in the California University of Pennsylvania Invitational on Sept. 5 and 6. He tied for 31st at plus-seven for the 54-hole tournament.

The next action for the Eagles is Sept. 20 and 21 at the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen Fall Invitational.

Prince Albert’s TJ Baker has opened his sophomore season with the University of Arkansas at Monticello Weevils.

Baker picked up a top-20 result at the GAC Preview at the Lake Hefner Golf Club in Oklahoma City on Sept. 13 and 14. He finished in a tie for 17th with a total of 221 (80, 71, 70).

The team will compete in the 30th Derrall Foreman Intercollegiate Invitational hosted by Delta State at the Cleveland Country Club in Cleveland, Mississippi on Sept. 20 and 21.

Estevan golfer Chase Gedak is back with the Weevils this season as well after taking some time off to recover from an injury.

Caden Loeppky (pictured above) made his college debut for Waldorf University on Sept. 11 and 12 at the Mount Mercy Invitation in Marion, Iowa. The Saskatoon golfer tied for 69th at 25-over par. He carded rounds of 87 and 82.

Loeppky just completed another tournament on Saturday as Waldorf took part in the Clarke University Fal Classic at Eagle Ridge in Galena, Illinois. He tied for 57th with a 36-hole score of 35-over, 179 (91, 88).

The Simpson Invitational in Indianola, Iowa is next for the Warriors on Sept. 22.

Regina’s Alex Schmidt has started her senior year at Lewis-Clark State College on the right foot.

The Royal Regina Golf Club member finished sixth overall and had a Warriors team low score of 159 (81, 78) at the UBC Invitational on Sept. 13 and 14. The team placed third.

They return to action on home soil when Lewis-Clark hosts the Warrior Invitational at the Lewiston Golf and Country Club on Sept. 27 and 28.

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Several other players have events scheduled for Sept. 20 and 21. Golf Saskatchewan will have more on those tournaments later in the week.