EDWARDSVILLE – SIUE golf Head Coach Derrick Brown has added transfer Alex Eickhoff (Hillsboro, Illinois) to his roster.

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Eickhoff comes to SIUE after spending the last two seasons at Minnesota and will have three years of eligibility remaining for the Cougars.

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Eickhoff is coming off a summer season which included two top-10 finishes. He tied for third at the Joliet Amateur with back-to-back rounds of 68. He took sixth place at the Blackberry Open in Chicago with a 72.

"Alex will be a great addition to our team," Brown said. "He is a big, strong guy with plenty of length to be successful. I look forward to seeing what he can do these upcoming years as a Cougar."

As a sophomore at Minnesota, he appeared in four tournaments, covering 12 rounds. He had a scoring average of 76.0 and enjoyed a low 54-hole total of 224 at the Colleton River Collegiate. His low round of the season came in the second round of the Gopher Invitational where he shot a 71.

Eickhoff competed at nearby Hillsboro High School where he earned four top-10 finishes at state during his career. He finished fifth at the 2019 Illinois Class 1A State Tournament as a senior. As a sophomore, Eickhoff was named the State Journal Register's 2016-17 Prairie Boys Golfer of the Year when he finished seventh at state and led the school to a fourth-place finish as a team.

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