Wet, windy conditions befall Salukis

The SIU men’s golf team could not overcome steady wind and rain as it stumbled to a 16th place finish Tuesday in Jonesboro, Ark. The Salukis got off to a rough start at the Arkansas State University Red Wolves Intercollegiate Tournament. They finished ... Continue Reading →

SIU golfer finds home in Carbondale

SIU and Murray State University may only be two hours apart, but for one Saluki golfer, the two were a world apart.  For Junior Wade Thompson, the hardest decision was to make the jump to Carbondale. Thompson was a two-year golfer at Murray State University ... Continue Reading →

Cold conditions freeze Dawgs’ clubs

The thermometer was not the only cold object on the course at the First Tee Classic in Little Rock, Ark., Monday and Tuesday. The Salukis’ golf game was pretty cold too.  In the event, hosted by the University of Little Rock-Arkansas, SIU managed a ... Continue Reading →

SIU stumbles to the finish at Samford

Two weeks removed from its season opening tournament, the SIU men’s golf team ended its second tournament of the season at the bottom of the pack. University of South Alabama won the Samford Invitational Tournament, posting a total score of 891 during ... 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.

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 →

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 →

Athletes adjust, bare all weather elements

  NCAA athletes have to practice and compete regardless of if the weather is too hot, too cold or just right. SIU is geographically one of the most southern schools in the Missouri Valley Conference. Since temperatures fluctuate, some sports teams ... Continue Reading →

Salukis take third at MVC championships

After back-to-back bottom finishes at the Missouri Valley Championship, the Salukis ended the 2013 season with a third-place finish. The first two rounds of play positioned SIU at third with a score of 600. They maintained third with Illinois State taking ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs at head of pack at Red Wolves Intercollegiate

The rain and muddy conditions did not hinder the Salukis, as the team placed third at the ASU Red Wolves Intercollegiate with a combined score of 878. Their finish is the highest the Saluki’s have placed in any tournament this season.  Coach Leroy ... Continue Reading →

Coach Newton embraces career, team, competition

Daily Egyptian: Golf is different than most other sports because it has both a spring and fall season. Do you coach the seasons differently? Leroy Newton: In the fall, we are trying to figure out who our best five players will be for the final tournaments ... Continue Reading →

Men’s golf rounds out fall season, prepares for spring

With one tournament left in the fall season, the men’s golf team is ready to work toward a successful spring season. The F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate in Hopkinsville, Ky., Monday and Tuesday is the team’s final tournament until the spring season ... 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 →

Men’s golf finishes fourth to start season

The SIU men’s golf team teed-off its season with a fourth place finish at the Wasioto Winds fall kick-off in Pineville, Ky., Tuesday. The Salukis were paced by seniors Jake Erickson and Jeff Miller, who tied with the 12th best individual scores in the ... Continue Reading →

Men’s golf to benefit from depth

Members of the Saluki men’s golf team hit the course hard this offseason and improvements have started to show as the season approaches. The team finished a disappointingly low eighth out of nine in the Missouri Valley Conference Championships May 5, ... Continue Reading →
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