April 3, 2012
By John Lock
"There were some positives out there," head coach Leroy Newton said. "The guys hung in there and hit some good shots. But we left a lot of shots our there and could have played this course a lot better."
Erickson fired a final-round 70 to pull his three-round total to 221. Erickson was one of 17 golfers in the 121-golfer field to shoot below par in the final round. Goelzhauser missed a career-best three-round score by one stroke and tied with Erickson and three others for 45th overall.
The Salukis were playing with only four players for the final two rounds. Brandon Cauldwell, who has led the team in three tournaments this year, had to withdraw from the final two rounds due to illness.
Arkansas-Little Rock took the team championship with an 848. It won the team title by nine strokes over Austin Peay.
The Salukis are back in action at the Big Blue Intercollegiate on April 16-17 in Old Hickory, Tenn. The tournament will be the team's final tune-up before the MVC Championships on April 30-May 1.
19.) Southern Illinois 303-304-296 (903)
t-45.) Jake Erickson 74-77-70 (221)
t-45.) Joe Goelzhauser 73-74-74 (221)
100.) Jared Harp 79-78-76 (233)
t-101.) Jeffrey Miller 83-75-76 (234)