Junior Shaina Renngarbe finished in a tie for 23rd overall.
April 23, 2011
By Megan Kramper
NORMAL, Ill. - In a shortened Missouri Valley Conference championship, the SIU women's golf team finished sixth overall led by a tied for third place finish by Cassie Rushing.
Cassie Rushing was the only Saluki to finish in the top ten with her combined round of 36 holes coming in at 151. She finished round two with an impressive 73 while round one, the freshman from Marion, Ill. tallied a 78. Rushing's performance also earned her All-Conference honors and the only Saluki to earn the honors.
Rain forced the championships to scale back to just 36 holes on Saturday at the Weibring Golf Course instead of the intended two rounds, one of 36 and one of 18 that would have spanned over a two day period.
"We played well but just not good enough to win the tournament," Head coach Diane Daugherty said. "I am proud of the girls and what they have accomplished this season."
As a team, the Salukis shot a combined two round score of 633 (324, 309), five strokes behind fifth place Bradley.
Illinois State took home the tournament crown shooting a staggering 597 (305, 292) to beat second place Wichita State by 19 strokes.
Southern Illinois (324, 309) 633