Salukis in 14th after Day One of Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational




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    Sept. 23, 2013

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    By Tyler Wooten
    SIUSalukis.com

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Saluki women's golf sits in 14th place after Day One of the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational hosted by Kansas State on Monday.

    Overall, SIU sits in 14th place after shooting a first-round 345 and rebounding with a second-round 327. Currently, Kansas has a 13-stroke lead at 602 after shooting a 303 and 299 on Day One.

    Southern's best round of the day came courtesy of senior Cassie Rushing, who currently sits tied for 27th place overall with a two-round score of 161. Rushing began with an opening round of 83 but bounced back with a second-round 78 for her 60th career round in the 70s at SIU.

    Brooke Cusumano (59th, 169), Xianmei Jin (tied for 60th, 170) and Ashleigh Rushing (tied for 69th, 174) also improved upon their first round scores. Junior Kris Grimes (179) finished her first day of collegiate tournament experience tied for 74th.

    Day Two will begin at 8:15 a.m. CDT.

    Team Scores (Through two rounds):
    1. Kansas: 303-299 (602)
    2. Kansas State: 313-302 (615)
    3. Tulsa: 319-306 (625)
    4. Arkansas State: 324-306 (630)
    5. Oral Roberts: 320-313 (633)
    6. New Mexico State: 314-324 (638)
    7. Nebraska: 313-329 (642)
    8. North Texas: 322-322 (644)
    9. Colorado State: 326-320 (646)
    10. UMKC: 328-324 (652)
    11. Redlands CC: 330-330 (660)
    12. Northern Iowa: 337-324 (661)
    13. Wichita State: 334-328 (662)
    14. Southern Illinois: 345-327 (672)
    15. Creighton: 372-335 (707)

    Individual Scores (Through two rounds):
    t-27. Cassie Rushing: 83-78 (161)
    59. Brooke Cusumano: 87-82 (169)
    t-60. Xianmei Jin: 88-82 (170)
    t-69. Ashleigh Rushing: 89-85 (174)
    t-74. Kris Grimes: 87-92 (179)