Spring college season underway in America

Saskatoon's Connor Scissons' college career is winding down with Arizona Christian University. (Photo - acufirestorm.com)

The spring college golf season has teed off in some parts of the United States.

Saskatoon’s Connor Scissons already has an event under his belt this spring with Arizona Christian University (ACU). Competing in his final season with the Firestorm Scissons was at the Sterling Grove Golf and Country Club in Sunrise, AZ. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 for the OUAZ Spring Invitational.

He shot rounds of 82, 80, and 81 finishing in a tie for 47th place. The team was fifth overall in the 11 team field. ACU will be back on the course on Feb. 27 in Venture, CA. for the Warrior Invitational at Olivas Links.

Three other Saskatchewan student-athletes were on the course in Humble, TX. last week.

Competing at the Houston Classic on Feb. 13 and 14 at the Golf Club of Houston Regina’s Luke Cote was the top local playing for Southern Arkansas University (SAU). Cote tied for 37th after rounds of 78, 73, and 77. The Muleriders placed eighth in the team standings.

The news wasn’t as positive for Prince Albert’s TJ Baker and Estevan product Chase Gedak and the University of Arkansas at Monticello Weevils. Baker led his team with a 239 (80, 85, 74) that left junior in a tie for 75th.

Gedak shot 82, 78, and 80 for a 54-hole score of 240, he placed in a tie for 77th. The Weevils placed 17th in the event.

The next tournament for Baker and Gedak is the Buccaneer Spring Classic in Memphis, TN on March 6 and 7.

Many more collegiate golfers will begin their spring season later in February or early March.

Two more Saskatchewan athletes have committed to U.S. colleges, Golf Saskatchewan will have their features posted next week.

To learn more about Saskatchewan players competing at the college level click here.