Junior golfer Wade Thompson lines up a putt Friday during
practice at Crab Orchard Golf Club. Thompson placed eighth
overall at the Tennessee State University Big Blue Intercollegiate
tournament Tuesday with a 218, just 2-over-par. SIU finished
second overall in the two-day tournament.

Golf chips in at second

The SIU golf team almost had its first win of the spring, as the team came in second at the Tennessee State University Big Blue Intercollegiate.    The University of Tennessee-Martin won the tournament Tuesday. The Skyhawks finished with a score ... 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.

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →
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 →

Men’s golf places third in season opener

With a finish of third out of 15, the SIU men’s golf team started the 2014 campaign on a high note considering the team was practicing indoors for most of the off-season. The finish may come as a surprise to some, as the team has not been able to practice ... 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 →

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 →

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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