After less than favorable weather conditions on the first day, ISU sat in third place after two rounds. The players improved after their 306 first round, coming back in the second round to shoot a 283 for a team score of 589 at the end of Monday. The Redbirds shot a 289 in the third and final round to land them at an overall team score of 878 (306-283-289), which kept them in third place at the end of the tournament.
“We struggled a bit in the morning under tough conditions, but I was pleased with how the guys carried themselves and battled,” Kralis said. Parker Freiburg led the way for the Redbirds after the first two rounds with a score of 144 (74, 70). At Monday’s conclusion, Freiburg was tied for second place individually, just two strokes out of first place.
Tyler Gentilella and Jordan Fahel both came back from the first day, shooting totals of 145 (77, 68) and 149 (79, 70) respectively. Wils Hawn shot a pair of 76 rounds to give him an overall score of 152 (76, 76). Kyle Meihofer rounded out the Redbirds with a score of 165 (79, 86).
The Redbirds gave a strong effort in Tuesday’s final round, but ultimately could not climb the leaderboards any higher.
“I thought we finished the tournament in strong fashion and can take many positives going forward,” Kralis said at the conclusion of the match. Gentilella shot a 70 in the third round, giving him a total of 215 (77-68-70), finishing in third place. Freiburg ended the third round with a total score of 218 (74-69-75), which was good for eighth place individually. Fahel tied for 18th place with a final score of 222 (79-70-73). Hawn’s par in the third round earned him a tie for 20th individually with a score of 223 (76-76-71). Meihofer ended the ASU Red Wolf Intercollegiate with a score of 242 (79-86-77).
Crabill’s third round ended with a 76 to finish with a 237 (86-78-76) in individual play.
The Redbirds finished ahead of all other Missouri Valley Conference schools including Northern Iowa, Drake, and Southern Illinois.
ISU has one more tournament at the Hoosier Invitation in Bloomington, Ind., on April 12-13 before the MVC Tournament at the end of the month.