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 →
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.

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 →
Junior golfer, Kris Grimes, practices Thursday at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale. Grimes is the first female African-American golfer in SIU history. SIU finished second Saturday in the Murray State Racer Classic in Murray, Ky. Grimes tied for seventh place. The team will compete Monday in the North Florida Intercollegiate at the Jacksonville Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla.

Golfer makes new home in Carbondale

One player on the Saluki women’s golf team has overcome her fair share of adversity to play with SIU this season. Junior Kris Grimes is playing in her first season for the Salukis. In that short time, Grimes has turned into one of coach Alexis Mihelich’s ... Continue Reading →
Freshman golfer Brooke Cusumano takes a swing Feb. 17 during practice at Diane Daugherty Golf
Facility in Carbondale. SIU finished 10th in the South Alabama Invitational in Mobile, Ala., Tuesday
and Cusumano tied for 34th place. The team will compete in the Murray State Racer Classic Monday at
Miller Memorial Golf Course in Murray, Ky.

Saluki women warm up for season in Alabama

Saluki golf traveled to the Deep South for its first swings in warm weather this season. SIU women’s golf kicked off the 2014 season in the University of South Alabama Invitational at the Azalea City Country Club in Mobile, Ala. The event was one of ... Continue Reading →

Two Salukis share bond through golf

Two Salukis — father and daughter — spend most of their days on SIU’s campus, but spend their time completing entirely separate tasks. Phil Gatton, of Carbondale, is the Director of Plant and Service Operations, while his daughter, Alexis Gatton ... Continue Reading →

Twin golfers take final drive

  Many athletes don’t get the opportunity to be on a team with their best friend or sibling throughout high school and college. The Rushing twins have gotten the chance to do both. Ashleigh and Cassie Rushing are seniors at SIU and have been on ... Continue Reading →

Rainy weather stalls golf performance

Weather was an issue for the Salukis once again as they lost 309-318 Saturday in the Dual at Dalhousie against Murray State. The March 24-25 Saluki Invitational, the Salukis’ previous tournament and only home event this season, was canceled because ... Continue Reading →

Women’s Golf takes fifth of 11 in tournament

With junior Ashleigh Rushing leading, the women’s golf team finished fifth out of 11 teams at the Drake Creek Invitational Tuesday. Rushing scored a career-best 71 in the second round Monday. Her overall score of 227, which is only 11 over par, tied ... Continue Reading →
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