The Redbirds were able to push ahead with a great team effort, making them the top finishers of the four competing Valley schools.
After the first round, Ricky Hearden tallied a 3-under-par 69, putting him in a tie for fifth place.
Although there has been great individual play, head coach Ray Kralis is looking for a team effort to compete in this week's tournament.
Although the Redbirds fell short of meeting their expectations, highlights of improvements were seen throughout tournament play.
Although this is was one the strongest playing fields the Redbirds have faced, the team continued to put pressure on some of the top ranked teams in the country.
2012-13: Competed in 12 rounds during the 2012-13 season ... completed the season with a season-stroke average of 79.8 ... had his best tournament performance during the Jackrabbit Invitational (March 11-12), carding a three-round score of 230 (74-75-81).
Prior to ISU: Began his college golf debut at Northern Illinois in 2011...was all-conference four-years in high school...team finished second in state in 2010-11...finished his senior year of high school with a career best stroke average of 72.6... member of a team that went undefeated in two of his four years in high school (2009, 2010).
Personal: Majoring in criminal justice and sociology...born Nov.12, 1992...son of James and Mary Edison.