Jake Erickson was one of three Salukis to shoot 222 for the tournament.
Oct. 23, 2012
by John Lock
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. - The Southern Illinois men's golf team finished in 10th place in its final tournament of the fall, the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate. Three Salukis tied for 27th to lead the team.
"We put ourselves in position to move up but couldn't close the round," head coach Leroy Newton said. "We showed what we're capable of, but we just couldn't stay consistent with that good play throughout an entire round."
Jake Erickson, Caleb Harms and Joe Goelzhauser all tied for 27th overall in the 81-player field to lead the team. All three shot a three-round total of 222. Jeffrey Miller was just two shots behind them with a 224, and he tied for 34th. Brandon Cauldwell rounded out the field with a 227 and finished tied for 45th.
The tournament marked the end of the fall season for SIU men's golf. The fall season saw Brandon Cauldwell win the Purdue/Midwest Shootout and earn Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week twice. The Salukis posted four top-six team finishes in six fall tournaments.
"Each player showed the capability to shoot low numbers," Newton said. "When that kind of capability becomes consistent, we should be in contention in tournaments in the spring."
SIU's spring schedule currently is comprised of six tournaments, culminating in the MVC Championships on April 29-30. The Salukis will travel back to the Grover Page Classic in March, were Jake Erickson tied for the tournament win last season. The spring season kicks off with the Samford Invitational in Birmingham, Ala., on March 4-5.
t-27.) Jake Erickson: 74-75-73 (222)
t-27.) Caleb Harms: 76-72-74 (222)
t-27.) Joe Goelzhauser: 77-69-76 (222)
t-34.) Jeffrey Miller: 74-75-75 (224)
t-45.) Brandon Cauldwell: 78-74-75 (227)
1.) Austin Peay: 290-285-285 (860)
2.) Lipscomb: 289-289-289 (867)
3.) Belmont: 290-290-292 (872)
4.) Murray State: 290-289-295 (874)
5.) SIU-Edwardsville: 290-291-294 (875)
t-6.) Missouri State: 297-289-300 (886)
t-6.) Austin Peay (B): 302-298-286 (886)
t-8.) Tennessee Tech: 293-300-294 (887)
t-8.) Eastern Kentucky: 298-296-293 (887)
10.) Southern Illinois: 301-290-297 (888)
11.) Tennessee-Martin: 293-288-308 (889)
12.) Tennessee State: 300-297-297 (894)
13.) South Dakota: 299-294-313 (906)
14.) Morehead State: 301-312-306 (919)