Saluki swings into consistency

After competing in all 12 tournaments her freshman season, one women’s golfer has stepped back into the starting five. Sophomore Mattie Lindner has played well during the spring semester. In the fall, Lindner traveled with the team for three tournaments, ... 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 →

Senior captains on and off course

All-American, captain, competitor, and leader. These words have been used to describe senior golfer Caleb Harms. Two years removed from being named a Junior College All-American while at Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Neb., Harms looks to add ... Continue Reading →

Men’s golf making the most of downtime

The Saluki men’s golf team began working out to get physically and mentally stronger for the spring season. The team is training at the Troutt-Wittmann Center every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for roughly an hour. “The kids are working in the ... Continue Reading →

Salukis break record in final fall match

The Saluki men’s golf team broke the school record for lowest team score at its final tournament of the fall season. The team spent fall break in Hopkinsville, Ky. competing in the Austin Peay F&M Bank Intercollegiate. The Salukis captured fifth ... Continue Reading →
Junior golfer Steven Souchek watches his ball during practice Monday at Hickory
Ridge Golf Course. Souchek, a transfer student from John A. Logan College, has
already established himself as one of SIU’s best new golfers, according to men’s
golf coach Leroy Newton. “Right now, he is one of the top four players,” Newton
said. “We are expecting him with his junior college experience to always be a
counter for us, and to be one of the top one or two players on the team.”

Souchek lines up for success as Saluki

Junior Steve Souchek has found success in every level of golf he has competed in, and hopes to thrive at SIU. Souchek started playing golf with his dad when he was a child. His father, Terry Souchek, said his son golfed in junior PGA tournaments and even ... Continue Reading →
Senior golfer Cassie Rushing putts Sept. 2 during practice at Hickory Ridge Golf Course. The Salukis competed in Manhattan, Kan. Monday and Tuesday for the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational, hosted by Kansas State University, and finished 14th in the tournament.

Women’s golf does not blossom at Sunflower

The women’s golf team could not come back after a disappointing first round Monday, and finished 14th in the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational at Kansas State University. Fifteen teams competed in the two-day tournament, which featured Big-12 power-house ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore golfer Andrew Novara practices Wednesday at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in
Carbondale. Novara said he has been playing golf competitively for five years. He said he
still needs some work around the greens with his short game, putting and chipping. “I just
try to stay motivated to just be the best,” Novara said.
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Salukis hit the links for first time this season

While competition was tough for the Saluki men’s golf team in its season opener at Edwardsville, several SIU golfers showed promise during the two-day, 54-hole tournament. At the end of day one, the Salukis found themselves in 9th place out of 12 teams. ... 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 →

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 →

Mens golf changes with the season

With the grass slowly turning from brown to green, the Salukis continue their returning-season preparations, which includes changes to the roster. The Salukis men’s golf team will lose four seniors by the end of the season, including the team’s ... Continue Reading →

Golf team adds 3 to fall season roster

Adding talent is necessary to stay competitive in college athletics, so it’s no surprise to see SIU’s womens golf team actively recruiting prospective talent. This fall will highlight incoming players Kris Grimes, Brooke Cusumano and Kristie Yang. Grimes ... Continue Reading →

Golfer wins tourney

SIU senior golfer Brandon Cauldwell became the ninth Saluki to win a regular season tournament at the Purdue Midwest Shootout Sunday. Cauldwell shot a pair of 69-stroke scores in the 36-hole tourney for a score of 138. The Salukis placed fourth in the ... Continue Reading →

Six athletes elected to 2012 Saluki hall of fame

Joel Sambursky is one of six former athletes inducted into the Saluki Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, but nine years ago he was the freshman quarterback inheriting a 1-10 team. “The state of the program was in despair. Nobody believed we could win,” ... Continue Reading →
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