Brooke Cusumano led the Salukis for the fourth time this season, finishing tied for 16th overall.
Sophomore Brooke Cusumano leads SIU tied for ninth place after shooting 148 on Day One.
Junior Mattie Lindner finished in third place, shooting 74-74 (148).
Salukis look to bounce back from a 12th place finish at Diane Thomason Invitational
SIU hits the course next week in Jonesboro, Ark., for the Red Wolves Classic.
Photos from the 2014 Saluki Invitational taken at Hickory Ridge Golf Course, 3.31.14
WGCA All-American Scholar
One of only three Salukis to play in all 34 rounds in 2013-14...Finished the season at seven-over par with an average of 79.0...Finished in the top-10 three times and the top-five once...All three of her top-10 finishes came in three of the final four matches in the spring...Finished tied for 27th at the MVC Championships...Posted a season and career-low score of 74 twice, both at the Eagle Landing Invitational...Over her last four matches, shot a 77 in six of eight possible rounds.
Two-time Missouri state individual champion (won team title both years)...Fourth person in Missouri history to win back-to-back titles...2011 champion squad set a Missouri state team stroke record of 91...2013 St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Golfer of the Year...Two-time member of Missouri's Four-State Championship team, which in 2012 won the title...Finished second in the St. Louis Women's District Golf Association Championship and second at the Gateway PGA Junior Championships, both in 2012.
Born Oct. 10, 1994 in St. Louis...Father is Frank Cusumano, an NBC KSDK Channel 5 sportscaster and a sports radio host on KFNS, both in the St. Louis area...Mother, Monique, is a nurse...Has two brothers, Dominic and Alex...Alex is also a collegiate golfer, an all-conference standout at Loyola.