Women’s golf wins second tournament in four days

By Sean Carley, @SCarleyDE

The SIU women’s golf team won the Loyola Invitational, a three-round tournament, on Tuesday by nine strokes. 

The team also won the UIC Fall Invitational by six strokes Saturday. Tuesday’s victory marks the team’s first back-to-back invitational wins since the opening events of last season. 

“We just had a lot of happy moments this weekend,” senior Mattie Lindner said. “Coach [Alexis Mihelich] was happy, the team is happy and that’s what you want.”


Lindner scored her second career hole-in-one on the eleventh hole Tuesday en route to a sixth place individual finish. She shot 13-over par, 232, in the three rounds. 

“It was such an adrenaline rush,” she said. “My parents weren’t able to see my first one, and they were here to see this one and my coach was there. So, I had maybe ten spectators there to see it.”

Finishing ahead of Lindner was her teammates, freshman Sun Young Jung and sophomore Alice Ho. Young Jung tied for third at 11-over par, 230, and Ho finished fifth at 12-over. 

Junior Brooke Cusumano finished 14-over and tied for seventh. Sophomore Hanna Netisingha placed 18th at 22-over par. Junior Kristie Yang tied for 23rd at 25-over.  

The Salukis play Oct. 12 in Jonesboro, Ark., at the Red Wolves Classic. 

Sean Carley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @SCarleyDE.