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.
LEWIS MARIEN
DAILY EGYPTIAN

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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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