Hat trick for Swinnerton; Alex wins third collegiate event

Alex Swinnerton of Saskatoon has done it again, winning for the second time this fall college season.

The Indianna University of Pennsylvania (IUP) sophomore shot rounds of 70, an incredible 64 during round two, and 69 during the final round at the Dr. Wally Edgell Invitational in Davis, W. Va. On Sept. 18 and 19. The Riverside Country Club member won by a shot (-13 overall) at the Canaan Valley Golf Club and led the Crimson Hawk team to a second-place finish.

Waskesiu Golf Course junior grad Guillermo Salazar had a great event as well assisting IUP with a fourth-overall performance. The Calgary resident carded an opening round 66, followed with a 69, and finished shooting 70 in round three for a 54-hole total of 11-under par, 205.

Next up for the team is the King Invitational on Sept. 25 in Bristol, Tenn at the Golf Club of Bristol.

A week after the Post Eagles won their team event, Jace Carlisle and the team travelled to Concord, N.H. for the SNHU Granite State Opener at Beaver Meadow Golf Club.

The Eagles won their second straight event, a first for the program since 2010. Carlisle was competing as an individual and placed 32nd overall at 8-over par, 152 in the two-day, 36-hole event.

Post edged Assumption at the top of the team leaderboard by one.

Next up for Post is the SNHU Penman Fall Invitational at the Concord Country Club in Concord, N.H. beginning Sept. 25 and 26.

Holly Knudsen of Chaplin and Estevan player Chase Gedak alongside their Minot State University (MSU) Beaver teammates were in Hudson, Wis. on Sept. 18 and 19 for the CSP-MSU Brawl at the Troy Burne Golf Club.

Knudsen led the team with a tie for 23rd finish shooting rounds of 77 and 87. The team was eighth.

On the men’s side, Gedak and the Beavers placed seventh overall in the team standings. Gedak shot 73 on day one and a 78 during the second round, he tied for 20th. Teammate Zach Hendrickson tied for third.

MSU’s next scheduled event is the Watkins Fall Invitational in Bismarck, N.D. beginning Sept. 25 at The Jewel Golf Club.

Will Blake of Regina made his first fall start this year with Southern Arkansas University (SAU) at the NSU Golf Classic in Muskogee, Okla.

The Royal Regina Golf Club member carded rounds of 71, 76, and 71, good enough for a tie for 22nd. The Muleriders team placed third in the standings in the event on Sept. 19 and 20.

On Sept. 25 and 26 SAU will be in Monkey Island, Okla. for the Shang Ri la Invitational at Shangri La Resort for their next event.

Caden Loeppky of Saskatoon continued his season with the Waldorf Warriors golf squad in Storm Lake, Iowa on Sept. 16 and 17. Competing in the BVU Fall Invite at the Lake Creek Golf Course, Loeppky opened with an 83 in round one, he chopped five shots off on day two carding a 78 for a 36-hole total of 161.

The overall scoreboard is not available. The NAIA Midwest Invitational is next for the Warriors on Sept. 25.

In Great Falls, Mont. On Sept. 18 and 19 Battleford golfer Colby Friedrich was in action. He was competing for the University of Providence at the Argo Invitational at the Meadowlark Country Club.

Friedrich tied for 13th overall with teammate Jake Henderson at 236 (round scores not available). The team was fourth.

The Beartooth Invitational in Laurel, Mont. is next on Sept. 25 and 26.

In Bodega, Cal. on Sept. 18 and 19 Carter Bell of Saskatoon made his collegiate debut for Dominican University of California (DUC).

The Riverside Country Club member shot 77, 82, and 76 in his first event to place in a respectable tie for 27th overall at 25-over par at The Links at Bodega Harbour.

The team was fifth overall. DUC is currently in DuPont, Wash. competing in the SMU Bishop Invitational that concludes Saturday. Bell is in the field, as is Saskatoon’s Max Regier competing for the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat.

Chase Pochylko had a better result this week for Nicholls State University after his college debut last week.

The Saskatoon product improved from an 81st place finish last week to a tie for 19th at the Grover Page Classic in Jackson, Tenn on Sept. 18 and 19. He fired rounds of 71, 72, and 72, five shots behind the winner.

Nicholls as a team also got better this week placing 14th, up from 16th as their first event of the fall last week.

On Oct. 2 and 3 the team will be in Jonesboro, Ari. the Bubba Barnett Invitational at Ridge Point Country Club.

More players will be in action starting Sept. 25.