Sophomore golfer Brooke Cusumano chips out of the bunker Sept. 21 during the Saluki Shootout at Hickory Ridge Golf Course. Cusumano said she plans to include running in her offseason to maintain physical conditioning. The SIU golf teams are heading into the offseason until January, when they will resume practice in preparation for the spring season.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Saluki golf teams head into offseason

The Saluki golf teams are done with the first half of the season, but will do some work before getting back on a tournament tee box. The SIU golf teams will resume practice in January. Both men’s coach Justin Fetcho and women’s coach Alexis Mihelich ... Continue Reading →

Fetcho likes experience—for now

The SIU men’s golf team does not have any freshmen on the roster, but the team is happy with the structure. Just eight golfers make up the team, four of whom are seniors. When former coach Leroy Newton retired, he stopped recruiting to give the new ... Continue Reading →

Salukis take third at rain-shortened Red Wolves Classic

The Salukis had a chance to win their third tournament of the fall, but Mother Nature drowned out their hopes. The SIU women’s golf team weathered soggy conditions in Jonesboro, Ark., to finish third at the Arkansas State’s Lady Red Wolves Classic ... Continue Reading →

SIU maintains focus through all three rounds

Senior men’s golfer Wade Thompson found SIU one spot behind his former team, Murray State Monday, but led SIU Tuesday to finish ahead of the Racers. The Salukis finished third out of nine teams at the Skyhawk Classic at the Paris Landing State Park, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis have rough day on course, drop six spots in tournament standings

The Saluki men’s golf team dropped more spots than any other team on day two of the Cardinal Intercollegiate to finish near the bottom of the pack. Louisville, the host, won the tournament with a score of 870, good for 6-over-par. SIU’s total score ... Continue Reading →

Women’s golf comes down to earth at Missouri tournament

After winning its first two tournaments this fall, the SIU women’s golf team fell down to earth at the University of Missouri’s Johnie Imes Invitational hosted in Columbia, Mo. The Salukis finished 12th out of 15 teams with a three-round score of ... Continue Reading →

Walk-on freshman brings positive attitude to Saluki golf

Freshman Jackie Biggs ended up in southern Illinois because her mother found a brochure for SIU and talked her into applying. She was born in New Jersey and raised in Colorado. “I was like, ‘Okay, whatever, I guess,’” Biggs said. “But then I ... Continue Reading →

Rain prevents Saluki comeback attempt

The men’s golf team was ready to compete Monday, but the course was not. Coach Justin Fetcho said Illinois State University’s Weibring Golf Club in Normal was already soft from last week’s rain. More rain on Monday made it unplayable. He said the ... Continue Reading →

Salukis hold off Racers to open season with a win

The Saluki women’s golf team opened its season in style Monday and Tuesday. SIU added to its record books and capped off its first tournament of the fall with a dramatic win. The team and sophomore Brooke Cusumano recorded one of the lowest single-round ... Continue Reading →

Saluki men finish eighth in Edwardsville

SIU men’s golf opened a new chapter with their first tournament of 2014. The Salukis, led by new head coach Justin Fetcho, finished in eighth place at the Derek Dolenc Invitational presented by DoubleTree. The Salukis’ tournament was highlighted by ... Continue Reading →

Women’s golf opens season in Kentucky

After a four-month hiatus, the SIU women’s golf team is ready to get back into the swing of things. The Salukis start their season Monday at the renamed Jan Weaver- Murray State Invitational at Drake Creek Golf Club in Ledbetter, Ky. Teams will play ... Continue Reading →
Senior golfer Whitney Nugent observes sophomore golfer Savannah Myers putt Saturday during an intra-squad match at Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center. Nugent and senior golfer Kris Grimes are set to lead the team after the departure of Ashleigh and Cassie Rushing. The Salukis’ first match will take place Sept. 8 at the Drake Creek Invitational in Paducah, Ky.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Golfer prepares for final season

Senior Whitney Nugent’s career as an SIU golfer may not have been eventful so far, but the redshirt senior still has reasons to be satisfied heading into her final semester as a Saluki. Nugent is from Harrisburg and said playing for the Salukis was ... Continue Reading →

Golf coach aims high for low scores

When Leroy Newton began his job as SIU’s ninth men’s golf coach only one Bush had been president, and the cost of tuition at SIU was $3,522. Newton retired in May after 18 years on the job. The man who succeeded Newton in July, Justin Fetcho, was ... Continue Reading →

Golf coach aims high for low scores

When Leroy Newton began his job as SIU’s ninth men’s golf coach only one Bush had been president, and the cost of tuition at SIU was $3,522. Newton retired in May after 18 years on the job. The man who succeeded Newton in July, Justin Fetcho, was ... Continue Reading →

Golf coach aims high for low scores

When Leroy Newton began his job as SIU’s ninth men’s golf coach only one Bush had been president, and the cost of tuition at SIU was $3,522. Newton retired in May after 18 years on the job. The man who succeeded Newton in July, Justin Fetcho, was ... Continue Reading →
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