Freshman Xianmei Jin finished in first place after shooting a 76, winning by two strokes.
This is the third tournament victory of the 2013-14 season and the eighth in three seasons under head coach Alexis Mihelich.
Freshman Kristie Yang (72, even par) sits in third place overall and is leading all Salukis as an individual competitor after the first round.
Senior Cassie Rushing led the way for the Salukis and finished tied for seventh overall at six over par.
Cassie Rushing (+3, nine birdies) leads Southern and is tied for eighth overall out of 87 competitors.
Photos from the 2014 Saluki Invitational taken at Hickory Ridge Golf Course, 3.31.14
Played 11 rounds in five tournaments, all as an individual...Posted an 85.2 stroke average.
John A. Logan
All-Region 24 team as a sophomore...Region 24 champion as a freshman...Posted a fifth-place finish at the Red Lake Invitational.
Two-time All-Conference performer...Two-time Madison County Tournament champion.
Full given name is Alexis Ann Gatton...Goes by "Lexy"...Daughter of Cindy and Phil Gatton...Born Aug. 28, 1992.