Spring college season opens for some Sask. players down south

Tommy Danielson opened his Fall season with Nicholls University on Feb. 12. (www.geauxcolonels.com)

TJ Baker and Will Blake opened their respective spring seasons at the Houston Classic in Humble, Tex. a week ago.

For Baker, this will be the final season of his collegiate career at Arkansas – Monticello. The Prince Albert product tied for 57th with rounds of 80, 80, and 78 at the Golf Club of Houston on Feb. 12 and 13. Baker was his teams’ low shooter, the Weevils were 15th in the team competition.

Next up for the school is the Hardscrabble Invite in Fort Smith, Ark. on March 4 and 5.

Blake and the Southern Arkansas University (SAU) Muleriders placed 10th in the 54-hole event. The Regina resident was 81st in the field with rounds of 88, 83, and 81.

SAU is back on the course March 18 in Edmond, Okla. for the Oak Tree Invitational.

2023 Team Saskatchewan Men’s Amateur member Cole Obrigewitsch was in action alongside Carter Bell of Saskatoon on Feb. 12 and 13 in Omaha, Neb. at the Shadow Ridge Country Club for the CSU San Marcos Fujikura Invite.

Deer Valley’s Obrigewitsch was competing as an individual, the California State University San Bernadino Coyote posted rounds of 75, 79, and 75 to place tied for 49th, his teammates were ninth overall.

Bell competes for Dominican University of California, he fired back-to-back 79’s and 80 to place tied for 62nd. The Penquins team was 12th overall.

Obrigewitsch and the Coyotes will host a tournament from Feb. 26 to 28 at Rams Hill Golf Club in Borego Springs, Cal., Bell’s next event is the Nighthawk Invitational in Pleasanton, Cal. on March 4 and 5 at Callippe Preserve Golf Course.

The Park University Buccaneers and Cole Taylor of Nipawin started their fall season with a smaller two-school shootout in Arizona over the Family Day Weekend.

Battling two teams from Ottawa University Arizona (OUAZ), the Buccaneers placed in the middle of the pack at the Los Colinas Golf Course in Queen Creek, Ariz. The Evergreen Golf Course member carded a 72 in round one and 75 in the second round, good enough to tie for 13th place.

Next up a trip to Las Vegas for the RMC Intercollegiate at Reflection Bay Golf Club from March 5 and 6.

The first fall season for Saskatoon’s Chase Pochylko and Tommy Danielson is now underway as well at Nicholls University. The duo was Montgomery, Tex. on Feb. 12 and 13 for the Bentwater Intercollegiate at the Bentwater Country Club.

Danielson led the team with a 54-hole score of 236 (78,75,73) and a tie for 46th place in the field. Pochylko carded back-to-back rounds of 77, and then carded an 81 in the third round to finish at 235, tied for 68th.

The Colonels were 13th as a team, they are heading to the Big Easy, New Orleans for the Gul Coast Collegiate on Feb. 26 and 27.

Several more Saskatchewan student athletes will begin their seasons on Feb. 26 across the United States.