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Matthis Besard SIU golf

Matthis Besard, who helped SIU's men's golf win the Fuzzy Zoeller Intercollegiate last week, was named the Missouri Valley Conference men's golfer of the week on Tuesday.

GAINSVILLE, Fla. – The SIU men's golf team finished the Gator Invitational in 15th place with a score of 886 on Sunday.

Freshman Matthis Besard tied for 23rd place with a score of 213 and only three stokes above par. Senior Peyton Wilhoit (+12) finished tied for 60th with a score of 222. Senior Luke Gannon (+14) finished tied for 71st with a score of 226. Senior Hunter York (+18) finished tied for 75th with a score of 228. Freshman Vikar Jonasson (+22) finished in 81st place with a score of 232.

The Salukis head back to Carbondale for only a few days before they are back on the road. They head back to the Desert Intercollegiate for the second year in a row in Palm Desert, California.

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Todd Hefferman has covered SIU athletics since 2008. A University of Iowa grad, he is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and a Heisman Trophy voter.

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