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.
Gentilella led the Illinois State men's golf team to a second-place finish at the NYX Hoosier Invitational over the weekend, carding a team score of 855 (284-287-284).
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.
2012-13 : Ricky Hearden competed in 35 rounds during the season...had a season average of 75.1...finished first at the Fairway Club Invitational firing a three-round score of 219 (75-72-72)...finished in fourth at the Jackrabbit Invitational (March 11-12) carding a tournament score of 213 (69-71-73)...tied finished for ninth at the NYX Hoosier Invitational (April 6-7) tallying a score of 213 (72-71-70)...finished tied for 17th at the MVC Championship (April 29-30) carding a three-round score of 228 (74-75-79).
2011-12: Competed in 34 rounds during the 2011-12 season ... finished fourth at the Jackrabbit Invitational (March 12-13), after recording a 4-under-par with a three-round score of 212 (67-74-71), his best of the season ... tied for 10th at the Cardinal Intercollegiate Tournament ( Sept. 26-27) with his best two-round score of 144 (73-71) ... competed at Bill Ross Intercollegiate Tournament (Oct. 17-18), where he finished tied 16th , ending with a score of 222 (74-71-77) ... completed the season with an average stroke of 75.2, the best average amongst the team.
2010-11: Competed in 23 rounds during the 2010-11 season ... held a season stroke average of 76.5 ... shot a career-best two-round score 149 (78-71) and tied for 55th place at the ASU Red Wolf Intercollegiate ... opened the season with a 20th-place finish at the Weibring Intercollegiate with a three-round score of 228 (81-77-70) ... completed the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Golf Championships in a 16th-place tie with a score of 232 (81-77-74) and helped the team finish second in the championships.
2009-10: Completed three rounds ... 77.7 stroke average ... finished tied for 50th place after posting a 233 (76-76-81) in the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate.
Prep & Personal: Placed sixth at the 2008 Wisconsin State Junior Championship ... recorded a second-place tie (2007) and fourth-place tie (2008) at the Wisconsin High School State Championship ... competed at several AJGA events with top-30 finishes at the ... 2008 Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands (T21), the 2008 Old Second Bank Junior Championship in Aurora (T23) and the 2008 Midwest Junior Players Championship (T30) .... majoring in business administration ... born Aug. 20, 1990 ... son of Rick and Andrea Hearden.