Roman Timmerman and Kade Johnson are being honoured for spectacular seasons on the golf course at Southern Arkansas University (SAU).
The Muleriders are amid a school record breaking campaign led by the Saskatoon and Yorkton products. On Saturday, the Great American Conference (GAC) held their annual awards banquet ahead of the GAC golf championships. During the event, Timmerman and Johnson were honoured as All-GAC first team selections. This is a first for the SAU golf program.
Tmmerman, 20, finished the regular golf season with five top-5 finishes. He shot a career best 204 (67-66,71) at the GAC Preview event tying for second place overall. His second-round 66 was tied for the second-best round in the SAU NCAA era’s history. The three round total is also second lowest in school history. He’s currently ranked 73rd in Division II by Golfstat. Timmerman is also up for SAU’s male athlete of the year. That will be awarded later this month.
Johnson’s junior season is just as successful. The 20-year-old placed in the top eight of his tournaments six different times which includes his first career collegiate win. Johnson is ranked 50th in Division II according to Golfstat.
The Saskatchewan pair is currently competing in the GAC Men’s Golf Championship, the school is taking on ten other teams at the event. They play 36 holes Monday and another 18 on Tuesday.