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.
Brooke Cusumano leads SIU tied for 20th place shooting 160.
Photos from the 2014 Saluki Invitational taken at Hickory Ridge Golf Course, 3.31.14
Pronunciation: Shawn-MAY Jin
One of only three Salukis and two true freshmen to play in all 34 rounds in 2013-14...Finished the season seven-over par at an average of 79.0...Had the third-lowest single-round score on the team, as she shot a 70 twice...Finished in the top-10 twice, the top-five twice and was the only Saluki to win an individual title (SIU-Murray Dual)...Finished tied for 27th at the MVC Championships...Over her last five matches in the spring she shot 80 or higher only once in 11 rounds.
Prior to SIU
At the time her NLI was signed, was ranked the 66th-best signee in the country by the Junior Golf Scorecard...In 19 rounds of American Junior Golf Association competition, Jin had an average round score of 77.2...Finished second at the College Golf Combine West among some of the best future Division I talent in the country...Has shot two career rounds of 69, once at the 2010 SCPGA Junior Tour Desert Open and again at the 2012 AJGA Junior Open.
Born Jan. 2, 1994 in Qingdao, China, to Zhe and LianYu Jin...Went to high school at Mesa Grande Academy in Calimesa, Calif., where there is no scholastic golf team...Majoring in international language and international trade.