The Redbirds were able to edge out Southern Illinois (908) and Bradley (909) for the third-place spot.
Senior Rachel Powers (73-74) and junior Hayley Guyton (74-76) led the team with a score of 150, both tying for ninth overall.
Finishing the day tied with Wichita State for third overall at the Panther Creek Country Club
The Redbirds will look to win their sixth Valley championship in the last seven years
Illinois State's juniors led the team the entire way
2012-13: Completed 33 rounds during the 2012-13 season ... finished tied for 13th place at Hooiser Fall Invitational (Oct. 14) with a three-round score of 226 (77-72-77) ... finished in 13th place at the MVC Championship (April 23) with a score of 247 (80-78-89) ... had a season-stroke average of 81.7
2011-12 Competed in 12 rounds during the 2011-12 season ... competed in the Redbird Invitational (Sept. 12), firing a score of 241 (79-83-79) for a 38th-place tie ... shot a three-round season best of 239 (75-84-80) at Imes Invitational (Oct. 5) ... completed the season with a stroke average of 80.9.
Prep & Personal: Four-year letterwinner on the Kaneland High School boys golf team ... held a 38-stroke scoring average, from the men's tees ... state qualifier all four years ... placed in the top ten at the state championships and was named first man on varsity, her junior and senior seasons ... tied for first place in the state championship her junior season, and finished second after a one-hole playoff against the defending champion ... was an all-conference selection as a senior ... placed second at the Mustwood Classic Major ... took third place at the Challenge at Aldeen, the Geneva Invitational and at the Oswego Invitational ... recorded a second-place finish at the Royal Classic and at the Bloomington Classic ... daughter of John and Tiffany Guyton ... her father played golf at Purdue, and is currently the golf pro for Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill.