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    April 16, 2012

    By Megan Kramper

    Round One Results

    OMAHA, Neb. -
    After a round of 18 holes, the Southern Illinois women's golf team sits in second place at the Creighton Classic.

    The Dawgs trail Missouri Valley Conference foe Northern Iowa by 17 strokes as they tallied a 327 overall.  The Panthers lead the 14-team field with a 307 at Oak Hills Country Club. 

    "We struggled with windy conditions but we will bounce back tomorrow and hope to hold on to our second place standing," SIU head coach Alexis Mihelich said. 

    Cassie Rushing continued her solid play as of late with a tied for fourth place finish after round one, carding a 77 on the day.  Margaret Gilley also finished in the top 10 as she finished sixth with a 79. 

    Alisha Matthews and Shaina Rennegarbe tied for 19th, each coming in with an 84 and Ryann Gilley rounded out the Dawgs top five with an 88 to tie for 42nd overall.

    Ashleigh Rushing topped the individual finishes with a tie for 16th with an 82.  

    The Salukis will finish the final round of 18 holes tomorrow with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. 

    Southern Illinois - 324

    T4 Cassie Rushing (39-38) 77

    6 Margaret Gilley (39-40) 79

    T19 Alisha Matthews (41-43) 84

    T19 Shaina Rennegarbe (40-44) 84

    T42 Ryann Gilley (44-44) 88

    T16 Ashleigh Rushing (39-43) 82

    Team Scores

    1. Northern Iowa 307

    2. Southern Illinois 324

    3. South Dakota State 325 

    4. Drake University 331

    5. Creighton University 338 

    6. SIU Edwardsville 343

    T7. South Dakota 346

    T7. Concordia-St. Paul 346

    T9. Western Illinois U. 348 

    T9.North Dakota State 348 

    11. Nebraska - Omaha 352

    12. North Dakota 359

    13. Upper Iowa 363 

    14. Rockhurst University 368