Freshman wins individual title by two strokes
The five Salukis who went to the tournament placed in the top 16, which helped the team win by 21 strokes. The team shot 10 strokes better than second-place Lipscomb University in both rounds and beat the tournament’s two MVC teams, University of Evansville and Creighton University, by 45 and 46 strokes respectively.
SIU finished 65 over par at the 36-hole Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville.
Not only did the Salukis beat all nine teams, freshman Amy Lee took the individual title by two strokes with 79 in the first round and a career-best 75 in the second in her third collegiate tournament.
Junior Cassie Rushing finished third, just four shots behind Lee while junior Ashleigh Rushing, and senior Shaina Rennegarbe tied for ninth and freshman Mattie Lindner tied with Ashton Stair from SIUE for 16th place.
The team will take a two-week break until the Austin Peay State University Intercollegiate Tournament Oct.15-16 in Clarksville, Tenn.