While weather conditions posed problem in the earlier rounds, the Redbirds finished off the spring season on positive note, heading into the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
Although play started off slow, Kralis is pleased with the way his team battled through adversity and is looking forward to teeing up with day one top finishers Northwestern (567) and Ohio State (573) in the 14-team field.
The 14-team tournament features every NCAA DI program from Chicago and many more from around the state and surrounding area.
Despite the harsh weather conditions and a few missed opportunities, the Redbirds carded their best round of the tournament firing a 307, finishing with great momentum going into their next tournament.
With similar weather conditions arising Tuesday, the Redbirds look to stay mentally tough as they finish out the tournament strong.
2011-12: Competed in six rounds during the 2011-12 season ... had a top three-round score of 229 (75-80-74) during the Bill Ross Intercollegiate Tournament (Oct. 17-18) ... finished the season with an average-round score of 76.8.
2010-11: Competed in two rounds and held a season stroke average of 78.0 ... finished in a tie for 88th place at the ASU Red Wolf Intercollegiate with a score of 156 (78-78).
2009-10: Withdrew from D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate after two rounds due to injury ... posted two-round score of 154 (82-72).
Prep & Personal: Won the 2008 AJGA Medicus Preseason Junior in the Chicago Southland ... additional top-25 finishes at AJGA events include a tie for 24th place at the 2008 Future Legends, a tie for 23rd place at the 2008 Old Second Bank Junior Championship at Aurora and a tie for 14th place at the 2006 Nike Golf Junior at Quad Cities ... placed third at the 2008 Illinois Junior Golf Association (IJGA) Medinah Shrine Invitational ... finished in 12th place at the 2008 IHSA Class A State Tournament and in seventh place at the 2007 IHSA Class A State Tournament ... four-time all-conference selection ... majoring in business ... born Nov. 18, 1990 ... son of Larry and Sue Hageman.