Salukis finish 10th at conclusion of South Alabama Invitational

    Sophomore Mattie Lindner finished tied for 22nd place.

    Sophomore Mattie Lindner finished tied for 22nd place.
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    Feb. 25, 2014

    Complete Results

    By Tyler Wooten

    MOBILE, Ala. -- Saluki women's golf finished in 10th place after the final round of the South Alabama Invitational on Tuesday.

    Southern posted a three-round total of 938 after their final round score of 316 on Tuesday. Memphis closed the gap on Day One-leader Jacksonville State and took the lead in the third round for the tournament victory.

    Sophomore Mattie Lindner ended the tournament as SIU's highest finisher after a career-low three-round score of 232 that put her in a tie for 22nd place. Lindner shot two consecutive 76's to close out the tournament after opening the first round with an 80.

    "Any tournament is successful when one of your players has a personal best," said SIU head coach Alexis Mihelich. "Mattie started the lineup in the fifth spot and finished at the top. Her game is really coming along."

    Also competing for SIU were: Cassie Rushing (tied for 29th, 235), Brooke Cusumano (tied for 34th, 236), Ashleigh Rushing (tied for 37th, 237) and Xianmei Jin (tied for 58th, 245).

    "I'm pleased with our scores," Mihelich said. "Coming out from the winter we had and shooting as low as we did against a field of southern teams was an accomplishment. We were the northernmost team and we shot very similar numbers."

    The Salukis will return to action next week at the Racer Classic hosted by Murray State, which will be held on March 3-4.

    Final Individual Results:
    t-22. Mattie Lindner: 80-76-76 (232)
    t-29. Cassie Rushing: 77-78-80 (235)
    t-34. Brooke Cusumano: 77-79-80 (236)
    t-37. Ashleigh Rushing: 76-81-80 (237)
    t-58. Xianmei Jin: 80-79-86 (245)



    Final Team Results:
    1. Memphis: 300-304-301 (905)
    2. Jacksonville State: 303-300-304 (907)
    3. South Alabama: 310-300-299 (909)
    4. Troy: 298-309-308 (915)
    5. Samford: 300-306-312 (918)
    6. Eastern Kentucky: 309-305-305 (919)
    7. Arkansas-Little Rock: 316-305-309 (930)
    8. Louisiana Monroe: 315-308-310 (933)
    9. Alabama State: 311-308-318 (937)
    10. Southern Illinois: 310-312-316 (938)
    11. Western Kentucky: 318-311-315 (944)
    t-12. New Orleans: 328-326-327 (981)
    t-12. UAB: 326-322-333 (981)
    14. Spring Hill: 332-347-362 (1041)
    15. Jackson State: 363-340-354 (1057)