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 →
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 →
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.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

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.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

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 →
Senior golfer Alexis Gatton tees off on hole 16 Monday at the Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale. Gatton, and two other
teammates qualified for Sunday’s Redbird Invitational, at Illinois State University in Bloomington.
Alexa Rogals | THE WEEKENDER

Women’s golf prepares to tee off in Normal

  Over the past weeks the Salukis have been preparing for their first tournament of the season, Sunday’s Redbird Invitational hosted by Illinois State. Despite all the players on the team working on their game all summer, only six players can ... 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 →

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 →

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 golfers starting younger

With younger athletes winning tournaments, starting young seems to be beneficial for golfers. There is a 19-year difference between the oldest and youngest winners of this year’s Ladies Professional Golf Association championships. Lydia Ko made history ... 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 →
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