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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →
Freshman golfer Xianmei Jin lines up a shot Monday during the
Saluki Invitational at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale. Jin
shot a 159 in the two-day tournament to tie for 15th place. The
team took first place in the tournament with a score of 617, earning
its third tournament win of the season. The Salukis will travel
Saturday to Peoria, Ill., for the Bradley Invitational.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Dawgs win Saluki Invitational

The women’s golf team made a habit out of protecting its house, winning three straight home tournaments. SIU won the Saluki Invitational Monday at Hickory Ridge Golf Course with a two-round score of 617, ahead of the nearest competitor by 14 shots. ... Continue Reading →

Salukis set to tee off

The SIU women’s golf team will look to capitalize on its one and only home tournament this weekend to grab its first win of the spring season.  SIU will host 12 teams this weekend at Hickory Ridge Golf Course for the Saluki Invitational. Among the ... Continue Reading →

Women’s golf finishes fourth

The women’s golf team not only battled 15 teams, but also the wind this past weekend in the Sunshine State. The women’s golf team bounced back from a tough tournament their last outing with a top-five finish at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational this ... Continue Reading →
Freshman golfer Savannah Myers takes a swing Monday during practice at Diane Daugherty Golf Facility in Carbondale. Myers is at one of the two practice tees in the facility, which lets the golfer hit the ball off a net with targets in the background to improve his or her full swings and accuracy.
LEWIS MARIEN
DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki golf practices indoors for first tournaments

When the weather outside is frightful, the Saluki golf teams still train to make sure their play is delightful. Since the beginning of the semester, the weather hasn’t given the golf teams many chances to get outside and practice their trade. As Division ... Continue Reading →

Golfer gets late start to semester

One Saluki women’s golfer got an unwanted extended winter break. Xianmei Jin, a freshman, was stranded more than 7,000 miles away in China since Jan. 10, when she was not allowed access into the U.S. because of an issue with her passport. Jin was visiting ... Continue Reading →

Three golfers named All-American Scholars

  Achieving excellence off the course last season landed three Salukis on the Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars team. Senior Shaina Rennegarbe, junior Cassie Rushing and freshman Mattie Lindner represented SIU on the WGCA list. ... Continue Reading →

Fairways not so fair

Bad weather and tough fairways hindered the Salukis as they tied for 10th during the weekend’s Indiana Invitational. Junior Cassie Rushing placed the highest of any Saluki over the two-day tournament as she finished 23rd with a 232 score over three ... Continue Reading →

Salukis place 4th in Vegas

The women’s golf team spent its spring break in Las Vegas, where members placed fourth in the Bison Invitational. The Salukis were led by freshman Amy Lee and senior Shaina Rennegarbe who tied for 12th in the tournament. Lee posted five birdies on Friday ... Continue Reading →

Women’s golf focuses on mental game

The women’s golf team practices six days a week; three  are spent playing nine or 18 holes and the other three consist of skills practice. But coach Alexis Mihelich said practice should mostly teach the team how to play golf mentally. “What defines ... Continue Reading →

Moccia reflects on his tenure

Time with his family has been hard to come by for Athletic Director Mario Moccia, who just finished a month-long search for a new men’s basketball coach. But now that search is over, Moccia can go back to taking his daughter to her softball games. Moccia ... Continue Reading →
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