September 16, 2003|
SIUE 22nd in National Preseason Poll
One season removed from its first ever NCAA Regional tournament bid, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women's golf team entered the season ranked 22nd in the nation, according to a poll by the National Golf Coaches Association.
SIUE returns eight players from last season, including the reigning Great Lakes Valley Conference champion Kacy Gruenkemeyer and past NCAA Tournament qualifier Katie Farrell. The Cougars have a veteran squad of seven seniors.
SIUE won its opening tournament, the Cougar Classic, and finished seventh at the Screaming Eagles' Women's Golf Classic. Freshman Kallie Harrison finished second in both tournaments.
Next up for SIUE is the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.