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 →

Summer golf heats up Saluki clubs

Instead of pouting about a disappointing 2013-2014 season, the SIU men’s golf team got to work. When collegiate play ended in May, many SIU golfers kept their seasons alive by playing in a number of high profile amateur tournaments. Junior Drew Novara ... Continue Reading →

Salukis look forward to next season

Women’s golf looks to pick up where it left off The Saluki women’s golf team had a disappointing end to the season, but is poised for a strong 2014-2015 campaign. SIU finished fourth at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament after winning four ... Continue Reading →
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Leroy Newton announces retirement

The SIU men’s golf team will have to find a way to replace the longest tenured coach in the program’s history for the 2014- 2015 season.  Coach Leroy Newton announced his retirement from the head coach position of the men’s golf team after 19 ... Continue Reading →
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Newton announces retirement

SIU men’s golf will have to find a new coach for the 2014-2015 season. Coach Leroy Newton announced his retirement from the head coach position of the Salukis men’s golf team after 19 years . The team has finished in the top three at the Missouri ... Continue Reading →

Storms thwart Saluki conference dreams

Severe weather slammed the Midwest and suspended play at the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golf Championship. The first and second rounds were scheduled for Monday in Silvis but when severe storms hit, officials ended play by 4:30 p.m. The second ... Continue Reading →

Saluki women finish fourth

The SIU women’s golf season came to a close Tuesday with a middle-of-the-pack finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. SIU shot a 300 in round three to finish fourth, eight shots behind Wichita State University, the tournament’s champion. ... Continue Reading →
Junior golfer Wade Thompson lines up a putt Friday during
practice at Crab Orchard Golf Club. Thompson placed eighth
overall at the Tennessee State University Big Blue Intercollegiate
tournament Tuesday with a 218, just 2-over-par. SIU finished
second overall in the two-day tournament.
JAKE HAINES · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Golf chips in at second

The SIU golf team almost had its first win of the spring, as the team came in second at the Tennessee State University Big Blue Intercollegiate.    The University of Tennessee-Martin won the tournament Tuesday. The Skyhawks finished with a score ... Continue Reading →

That Masters is back

March Madness is over. But there is still a light at the end of the tunnel for sports fans. Major League Baseball is in full swing. But from now until Sunday, all eyes will be on CBS for the Masters. There’s just something about Augusta National ... Continue Reading →

Wet, windy conditions befall Salukis

The SIU men’s golf team could not overcome steady wind and rain as it stumbled to a 16th place finish Tuesday in Jonesboro, Ark. The Salukis got off to a rough start at the Arkansas State University Red Wolves Intercollegiate Tournament. They finished ... Continue Reading →

Women win second straight tournament

The SIU women’s golf team backed up a dominating performance at the March 30 – 31 Saluki Invitational with its second-straight win Sunday.  The Salukis won the Bradley Invitational in Peoria. Four of the five Salukis shot their two rounds under ... Continue Reading →
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Twins had me Rushing to keep up

Golf is a game I have played almost 10 years, but two SIU golfers have been playing longer and have a better work ethic. I challenged twin senior golfers, Ashleigh Rushing and Cassie Rushing to a nine hole round of golf. The two instantly gave me grief ... Continue Reading →
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