Sask. student-athletes heading to Nationals; Obrigewitsch sees college career conclude

For the second time in their collegiate careers, Jace Carlisle, Alex Swinnerton, and Guillermo Salazar will compete at the NCAA DII National Golf Championships later this month.

For Carlisle, the Estevan product will conclude his college career at Post University with another shot at a national title thanks to a fifth place team finish at the Atlantic/East Regionals in Wheeling, W.V. on May 9 to 11 at Speidel Jones Course.

Carlisle opened the 54-hole event with an 83 in round one, but the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club staffer answered with a 72 on day two, followed by 75 on the final round. Carlisle tied for 41st overall, the team was fifth, that secured a trip to Winter Garden, Flo. for the national tournament from May 21 to 25.

Also heading to Orange County National in Florida for the championship is Saskatoon’s Alex Swinnerton and fellow Waskesiu junior Guillermo Salazar and Indianna University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The Crimson Hawks punched their ticket to Florida with a fourth place team finish in Wheeling at the same regional Post was at.

Salazar led the way for IUP with a sixth place performance on the weekend. The Calgary resident shot 7, 69, and 71 to finish at 218, seven strokes behind the winner. Swinnerton was tied for 19th at 223 (76, 75, 72).

This is the second consecutive year going to nationals for the Crimson Hawks.

Deer Valley’s Cole Obrigewitsch was also chasing a national DII spot with California State University San Bernardino this past weekend, but unfortunately the Coyotes fell short and Obrigewitsch’s college career is over.

Competing at the NCAA Central/West Regional in Las Cruces, N.M. at the University Golf Course, Obrigewitsch and the Coyotes team placed 14th. He started sluggish with an 82 in round one, but the Deer Valley Golf and Estates member improved to 74 on day two and fired a 70 in his last college round. Overall Obrigewitsch was tied for 78th.

Golf Saskatchewan will hear from Obrigewitsch later this week to cap his collegiate career.

The rookie season for Regina’s Hallie Crozier is over as well at Ferris State. The Bulldogs wrapped up their spring season on May 8 at the Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel, Ind. for the NCAA DII East Regional.  

Crozier tied for 53rd in the event with the team placing in a tie for seventh missing out on a national bid. Crozier carded rounds of 80, 88, and 79 for a three round total of 247.