Fall college season continues for Saskatchewan student-athletes

Hunter Kutcher and the UBCO Heat were in competition at a match play event this week in Kelowna. (www.goheat.ca)

Fall college season continues for Saskatchewan student-athletes

In Kelowna, Saskatoon’s Symone Ripley and Regina’s Hunter Kutcher were in action at a match play event for the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) Heat as they met the University of Fraser Valley Cascades this week. Ripley won both her matches, Kutcher won one and squared his other match.

The event will continue in the spring on Vancouver Island. The Cascades won the inaugural event in 2022 by a score of 16-12. The heat leads this year’s competition 11-6.

Their fall season is over.

Hallie Crozier of Regina continued her rookie season with the Ferris State Bulldogs this week in Birmingham, Mich. for the Chippewa Invite. She was tied for 30th place at 16-over par thanks to rounds of 78 and 82 at the Birmingham Country Club. The Bulldogs finished sixth as a team.

Crozier has one more event before the fall season ends, that will be the Bill Crabtree Memorial in Owensboro, Ky. on Oct. 22 and 23.

Saskatoon’s Caden Loeppky concluded his fall season with the Waldorf Warriors golf squad this week at the Culver Stockton Invitational.

Loeppky was a part of Waldorf’s ‘A’ team at the event as the school had two teams competing in the event in Canton, Mo. Loeppky shot 87 and 83 during the tournament, his team was third, the overall leaderboard was not available.

The Southern Arkansas University (SAU) Muleriders were in action with Regina’s Will Blake in the field at the NCAA Regional Preview in Edmond, Okla. on Oct. 16 and 17. He tied for 85th after rounds of 78, 75, and 76 at the Kickingbird Golf Course.

The Muleriders team was ninth overall. SAU travels to Tulsa, Okla. for the Tulsa Cup at Indian Springs Country Club on Oct. 23 and 24 to conclude the fall season.

Two Saskatchewan student-athletes were in the field this week at the Otter Invitational in Seaside, Cal. at the Bayonet Golf Course.  

Deer Valley’s Cole Obrigewitsch and the California State University Coyotes were there, as was Saskatoon’s Carter Bell and the Dominican University of California Penguins.

Obrigewitsch carded rounds of 77, 82, and 76, he was 60th while Bell posted back-to-back rounds of 80 and a 77 in round three, he tied for 63rd.

The Coyotes were tied for eighth in the team standings, the Penguins were 10th.

Obrigewitsch’s next scheduled event is the HPU Sharks Shootout on Oct. 23 and 24 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Bell’s fall season is over.

Eston’s Cort Tunall wrapped up his fall season at the University of Houston-Victoria this week at their home event, the UHV Fall Classic in Victoria, Tex. Tunall was competing as an individual and played well finishing in a tie for 28th. He shot 80 in round one, then went back-to-back 79’s for a 54-hole total of 238.

UHV won the team event. Tunall and the Jaguars are now off until February.

More events will occur next week with 14 Saskatchewan student-athletes having tournaments on their school schedules.