More college events for Saskatchewan student-athletes

Holly Knudsen finished up her season at MSU this week. (Photo-Sean Arbaut/

Holly Knudsen put together a top-20 performance for the Minot State University (MSU) Beavers on March 11 and 12 at the Southwest Minnesota State Spring Classic in Litchfield, Az. at the Wigwam Golf Course.

The resident of Chaplin posted an opening round score of 83 before rebounding with a solid 76 during round two. She finished in 19th place; the Beavers team was 10th.

The MSU men’s golf team was in action March 4 and 5 in Goodyear, Az. for the Maverick Desert Classic at Palm Valley Golf Club. Chase Gedak of Estevan led the team with a 38th place finish after rounds of 79 and 74.

The Beavers team was 11th. The next event for the Beavers women’s team is the MWSA Holiday Inn Express Spring Invitational at St. Joseph Country Club in St. Joseph, Mo. and men’s team will compete at the NSIC Preview at Adams Pointe Golf Club in Blue Springs, Mo. On March 25 and 26.

Hallie Crozier of Regina opened her spring season for Ferris State University in Orange Park, Flo. on March 8 and 9 at the Sacred Heart Spring Break Invite. Crozier shot 75 in round one and 84 in the second round at the Eagle Harbor Golf Club. The Bulldogs team was fifth.

The team traveled to Georgetown, Ky. on the weekend (March 16 – 17) for the SVSU Spring Invitational at Cherry Blossom Golf Course. The team placed second overall while Crozier tied for 17th at 158 (77,81).

The Bulldogs concluded their busy March schedule with the Findlay Spring Invitational in Lexington, Ky. on March 18 and 19. In the 54-hole event at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club Crozier shot 87, 84, and 82 leaving her in 67th place.

The Bulldogs were 11th as a team, next up is the Indianapolis Invitational in Laconia, Ind. on April 1 and 2.

North of the border at Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria, B.C., Myles Johnson of Martensville and Max Regier of Saskatoon were in action. Johnson, competing for the University of Victoria at the Vikes Shootout on March 18 and 19. Johnson placed ninth, after an opening round of 77, he bounced back nicely with a 70 in round two to finish at 5-over par.

Regier tied for 11th as he continued competing for the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat. The Riverside Country Club member went 73 and 77 to finish at 8-over par.

Johnson’s team was fourth, Regier’s team placed fifth. The Vikes are scheduled to be in Bullhead City, Az. for the Battle at Laughlin Ranch on March 25 and 26. For the UBCO Heat they will prepare for the University/College Championship in Sudbury, Ont. from June 3 to 6.

Alex Swinnerton led the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) golf team to a seventh place finish at the Ralph Hargett Memorial Intercollegiate this week in Monroe, N.C. Playing at Rolling Hills Country Club, the Crimson Hawks opened their spring season as Swinnerton posted rounds of 74, 71, and 74 to lead the team with a score of 219.

Calgary product and Waskesiu junior graduate Guillermo Salazar also competes for IUP, he shot 75 in round one, 82 in round two, and 75 in the third and final round to place tied for 63rd.

Jace Carlisle of Estevan was also on the course at Rolling Hills competing with Post University as the TS&M Woodlawn member began his final spring season. The 2018 Saskatchewan Junior Men’s Champion tied for 81st after back-to-back rounds of 77 and an 83 in the third round to conclude the 54-hole event at 237.

The Eagles were 16th as a team.

IUP will be in Okatie, S.C. on March 25 and 26 for the USCB Oldfield Classic for their next action, Carlisle and his Post Eagles teammates will be in Goldsboro, N.C. for The Trojan Invitational at the University of Mount Olive from April 7 to 9.

Josh Nagy’s final spring college golf season began this week as the Robert Morris University (RMU) Colonials opened the season at the Carpetbagger Classic in Frederick, Md. on March 16 and 17.

Hosted at the Worthington Manor Golf Club, the RMU team was third overall, just nine strokes back of the lead.

Nagy opened the 36-hole event with a 79 in round one, the Riverside Country Club member shot 77 in round two, he tied for 41st at 12-over par.

Next up for the Colonials is the Cutter Creek Invitational on March 29 to 31 in Snow Holl, N.C. at the Cutter Creek Golf Club.

Cole Taylor of Nipawin and the Park University Buccaneers were in Buckeye, Az. on March 18 and 19 for the Showdown at Sundance at Sundance Golf Club. Taylor shot 81 and 86 to finish in 38th place, the team was eighth.

They are Prescott, Az. for the OUAZ Invitational on March 24 and 25 at Antelope Hills Golf Club.

Carter Bell of Saskatoon was in Alameda, Ca. from March 11 and 12 for the Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout alongside the Dominican University of California Penguins golf team.

Bell tied for 60th with a 54-hole score of 226 (79, 76, 71). His team was 13th. Their next tournament is the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational in Turlock, Cal. on March 25 and 26.