Salukis stumble in final fall tourney

The men’s golf team couldn’t recover from a rough first round and finished 10th out of 14 teams in the F&M Bank Austin Peay State University Intercollegiate Tuesday.

The Salukis shot a 301 in the tournament’s first round Monday, placing the team in a tie for 12th overall. While the team dodged the 300-stroke mark in the tournament’s two remaining rounds with scores of 290 and 297, the effort wasn’t enough to place the team in the competition’s top half.

Seniors Jake Erickson and Joe Goelzhauser, and junior Caleb Harms led the Salukis with scores of 222, which was good for six strokes over par. They also tied for 27th individually.

Seniors Jeff Miller and Brandon Cauldwell also competed for SIUC and finished at eight and 11 strokes over par, respectively.

Austin Peay State University won the tournament with a team score of 860, which was 28 strokes below the Salukis’ score of 888.

The tournament was the Salukis’ last of the fall season. The team will be back in action in February for the Frito Lay Intercollegiate in Philadelphia, Miss.

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