Men's Golf finishes 11th at D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate

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    Sept. 16, 2013

    By Tom Weber

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    The Southern Illinois men's golf team finished 44-over par and 11th out of 15 teams at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate, hosted by Illinois State University in Normal, Ill.

    The Salukis were 22-over par (299-291) after two rounds, but shot a 20-over today (304) to slip one spot in the final standings. Loyola claimed the tournament title with a 16-over score, topping Purdue by one stroke at the 6,915-yard, par-71 Weibring Golf Club.

    "We didn't play up to our ability," said SIU head coach Leroy Newton. "The weather wasn't good today, but everybody played in it, so that's no excuse."

    SIU's top scorer was Drew Novara, who shot 8-over (72-75-74=221) for the tournament, good for 26th place out of 78 golfers. Wade Thompson (10-over), Steve Souchek (12-over) and Caleb Harms (14-over) rounded out the scoring for Southern.

    "We had different kids shoot low scores at different times, and if we can just put it all together, we'll be fine," Newton said. "We have a lot of work to do, but this team has potential, and the teams that beat us today will have to worry about us down the road."

    SIU Individual Scores

    T26 Drew Novara: 72-75-74 (221) +8
    T38 Wade Thompson: 77-73-73 (223) +10
    T46 Steve Souchek: 77-70-78 (225) +12
    54 Caleb Harms: 73-75-79 (227) +14
    T68 George Tate: 79-73-80 (232) +19

    Team Scores

    1 Loyola 294-286-288 (868) +16
    2 Purdue: 293-286-290 (869) +17
    3 Illinois State: 293-287-290 (870) +18
    T4 Arkansas-Little Rock: 291-288-296 (875) +23
    T4 Northern Iowa 296-298-281 (875) +23
    6 Evansville 298-283-297 (878) +26
    T7 Arkansas State 297-296-292 (885) +33
    T7 Bradley 288-299-298 (885) +33
    T9 Western Illinois 296-291-299 (886) +34
    10 SIUE 298-297-292 (887) +35
    11 Southern Illinois 299-291-304 (894) +42
    T12 Illinois Wesleyan 294-294-308 (896) +44
    T12 Oral Roberts 302-292-302 (896) +44
    T12 Missouri State 300-288-308 (896) +44
    15 Butler 297-300-310 (907) +55