Senior Cassie Rushing earned her fourth consecutive All-Conference honor.
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 finished tied for fourth individually to lead SIU.
Photos from the 2014 Saluki Invitational taken at Hickory Ridge Golf Course, 3.31.14
WGCA All-American Scholar
Played in all 12 tournaments...Fifth on the team with a 82.2 stroke average...Tied for 18th at the MVC Championship...Posted season-best rounds of 77 on three occasions...Posted 10 rounds in the 70s.
High School: Four-time All-Conference selection...Three-time Sectional medalist...Two-time State finalist...Set nine-hole (32) and 18-hole (70) school records as a senior...Three-time scholar-athlete selection.
Personal: Full given name is Mattie Elizabeth Lindner...Daughter of Mary and Russell Lindner...Born Jan. 4, 1994, in Indianapolis, Ind.