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.
Having played so well the past two weeks, the Redbirds have gained confidence and built momentum leading into the final match of the spring season.
The Redbirds received huge performances by freshman Tyler Gentillella, who led the team with a two-round score of 137 (65-72) and senior Matt Solis, who carded a 69 in round two, to sustain a day one second-place finish for the team.
2011-12: Competed in 17 rounds during the 2011-12 season ... completed the season with an average-round score of 77.2 ... tied for seventh at the Battle at Warren (April 22) with his two-round score of the 148 (76-72) ... finished tied for 18th at the 2012 MVC Championship (April 30-May 1), ending the tournament with a score of 229 (78-77-74), his second best three-round score of the season.
2010-11: Competed in eight rounds during the 2010-11 season ... posted a career-best, three-round score of 238 (78-84-76) at The Firestone Invitational and finished 72nd ... finished with a season stroke average of 79.3.
2009-10: Redshirt season.
Prep & Personal: Finished second at the 2008 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 3A State Championship ... tallied a fourth-place finish at the 2008 IHSA Class 3A Sectional ... finished in second place at both the 2007 and 2008 IHSA Class 3A Regional ... tied for eighth at the 2007 and 2008 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Medicus Preseason Junior in the Chicago Southland ... majoring in accounting ... born July 6, 1990 ... son of Mark and Kim Freiburg.