SIU Men’s Golf Team place 17th in Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational

By Cole Daily, Staff Reporter

The Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational was hosted by Air Force University and took place over the weekend from September 10-12.

UC Davis won the invitational with a score of 831. The Salukis came in 17th with a score of 895.

Senior golfer Matthis Besard led the Salukis with a score of 219. He improved each day and finished tied for 29th.


Underclassmen also shined in their first invitational.

Freshman Carsen Silliman played well for her first tournament, scoring a 73 on the final day. This showing helped her place 32 individually.

Another freshman that performed well was freshman Braden Hoisington, who shot a 67 in the second round. This was the best performance for any Saluki over the weekend, the next best coming from Besard with 71 on the final day.

Next the Salukis will take place in the Wildcat Invitational on September 13-14.

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