More spring seasons end for student-athletes in U.S.

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

The Minot State University (MSU) Beavers spring golf season is over, so are the years for Holly Knudsen and Chase Gedak.

Knudsen and the women’s team was in Smithville, Mo. for the NSIC Championship at Paradise Pointe – Outlaw from April 26 to 28. The Chaplin product carried the number one bag for the team and was the lowest Beaver tying for 21st. Knudsen shot 85 in round one, bounced back nicely with a 77 on day two, and finished with an 83 for a 54-hole total of 245.

The team was ninth overall.

Gedak has had a strong finish to his season with the Beavers men’s team after transferring from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Coming off a tie for fifth (78,73) at the Augustana Spring Invitational on April 8 and 9 in Sioux Falls, S.D. at Elmwood Golf Course, the Estevan product’s top-notch play continued at the NSIC Championship from April 19 to 21 at Adams Pointe Golf Club in Blue Springs, Mo.

Also leading the team into the event, Gedak went 75, 73, and 72 for a three-round score of 220, that left him in eighth place overall. MSU was ninth as a team in the season concluding championship.

Both Knudsen and Gedak are expected to return to the Beavers in the fall.

Will Danielson’s junior season along with Davin Karst’s freshman campaign at Milsaps College are over.

The Majors were in Dickson, Tex. for the SAA Conference Championship from April 26 to 28 at Greystone Golf Club.

Saskatoon’s Danielson carded rounds of 77, 76, and 81, at 234 he was 39th. Karst opened with an 80, responded with a 74 in the middle round, and an 84 on the final day. The Assiniboia product was 42nd.

The team was sixth. Teammate Preston Severs tied for third and now awaits a chance at the national event.

Colby Friedrich of Battleford was in action this week in Victoria, Tex. at the Victoria Country Club for the University of Providence Argos at the Red River and Frontier Conference Championship. Friedrich led the team and had his best result with the school. After opening with an 81, the North Battleford Golf & Country Club member shot back-to-back 77’s for a 54-hole total of 235. Tying for 22nd.

The team ended their season with a ninth-place finish.

More regionals will be played next week with several student-athletes still chasing national spots.

The Canadian University/College Championships will take place June 3.