Senior Cassie Rushing earned her fourth consecutive All-Conference honor.
SIU (608) sits nine strokes off of top-score Bradley (599) heading into the final 18 holes on Tuesday.
SIU's first-round score of 300 is the lowest by the Salukis since March 15.
Southern also received two first-place votes behind favorite Wichita State.
Freshman Xianmei Jin finished in first place after shooting a 76, winning by two strokes.
Photos from the 2014 Saluki Invitational taken at Hickory Ridge Golf Course, 3.31.14
Pronunciation: Shawn-MAY Jin
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.