After their season-opening win at the Fuzzy Zoeller Intercollegiate, the Southern Illinois University golf team is ranked No. 1 in the nation by Golfweek.
The Salukis finished with a three-day score of 836, 28 strokes under par. Following SIU in the top five are Campbell, Indiana, Missouri and Bowling Green.
SIU had the top three finishers in the season opening tournament. Matthis Besard was medalist, followed by teammates Frankie Thomas and Luke Gannon. Besard was named the Missouri Valley Conference golfer of the week for his efforts.
-- The Southern