Salukis finish tied for eighth at Redbird Invitational

    Senior Cassie Rushing finished tied for seventh overall out of 87 competitors.

    Senior Cassie Rushing finished tied for seventh overall out of 87 competitors.
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    Sep 9, 2013


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    By Tyler Wooten

    NORMAL, Ill. -- The Saluki women's golf team finished tied for eighth at the conclusion of the Redbird Invitational hosted by Illinois State on Monday.

    Southern finished tied with Evansville after posting a third round total of 309, pushing the Salukis' two-day total to 930. Senior Cassie Rushing finished strong and once again led the way for Southern, shooting a final round 75 to put her at six over par for the tournament (222) and tied for seventh overall out of 87 other golfers. Her round today was her 59th career round in the 70s at SIU.

    Seven strokes separated the next three finishers for the Salukis, including another under-80 round by sophomore Mattie Lindner, who shot a final round 78 to push her total to 233 (tied for 30th overall). Freshmen Brooke Cusumano (237, tied for 44th) and Kristie Yang (240, tied for 55th) improved on their previous two rounds, also shooting 78s for SIU.

    Next up for the Salukis will be the Marilyn Smith Sunflower Invitational in Manhattan, Kan., on Sep. 23-24.

    Team Results:
    1. Toledo: 297-295-298 (890)
    2. Ball State: 299-298-305 (902)
    3. Bowling Green State: 293-302-308 (903)
    4. Illinois State: 297-305-306 (908)
    5. Bradley: 294-303-313 (910)
    6. Ohio: 311-301-306 (918)
    7. Oakland: 305-301-323 (929)
    t-8. Southern Illinois: 312-309-309 (930)
    t-8. Evansville: 310-309-311 (930)
    10. Drake: 300-323-312 (935)
    11. South Dakota State: 313-306-322 (941)
    12. Western Illinois: 314-308-323 (945)
    13. Northern Illinois: 317-318-324 (959)
    14. Illinois Wesleyan: 331-321-335 (987)

    Individual Results (bold denotes participated as an individual):
    t-7. Cassie Rushing: 74-73-75 (222)
    t-30. Mattie Lindner: 80-75-78 (233)
    t-44. Brooke Cusumano: 80-79-78 (237)
    t-55. Kristie Yang: 80-82-78 (240)
    66. Xianmei Jin: 79-79-86 (244)
    t-67. Alexis Gatton: 78-83-84 (245)