2005 State Farm MVC Men's Golf Championship
Monday, April 25, 2005

Illinois State's Kris Wildenradt fired a one-under-par 212 to win medalist honors and help the Redbirds to the team title of the 2005 State Farm MVC Men's Golf Championship, April 25-26, at the TPC Deere Run in Quad Cities, Ill.

Wildenradt was joined on the all-conference team by teammate Matt Maskel, who finished fourth with a three-round 221. The Redbirds outdistanced two-time defending champion Wichita State by seven strokes in the team standings (888 to 895).

Wildenradt becomes the third Redbird in four years (Adam Goldie, 2002; Brian Anderson, 2004) to win medalist honors, while Illinois State's team title is its fourth in its MVC men's golf history. Coach Ray Kralis was coaching his first conference men's tournament for ISU, after taking over the reigns in December. Kralis is also the women's coach. The team victory automatically qualifies Illinois State for the NCAA Regionals, and those pairings will be announced May 9.

All-Conference Team
Kris Wildenradt, Illinois State
Ty Cline, Wichita State
Jeffrey Berkshire, Drake
Matt Maskel, Illinois State
Chris Bouchard, Evansville
Josh Brown, Bradley
Ross Hamann, Drake
Brian Norman, Southern Illinois
Judd Easterling, Wichita State
Ryan Spears, Wichita State
Coach of the Year: Grier Jones, Wichita State

Illinois State, which won the State Farm MVC Women's Championship last week, became the first Valley school to sweep men's and women's golf titles in the same season since Tulsa swept three-straight titles in 1994-95-96. ISU was the only other Valley school to sweep men's and women's titles in the same season (1989).


TEAM RESULTS
1 Illinois State U.        287 305 296 888 +36
2 Wichita State Univ.      294 302 299 895 +43
3 Drake University         300 305 297 902 +50
4 Southern Illinois U.     303 300 302 905 +53
5 Evansville, U. of        299 309 298 906 +54
6 SW Missouri St. U.       300 306 304 910 +58
7 Northern Iowa, U. of     309 307 307 923 +71
8 Creighton University     318 324 315 957 +105
9 Bradley University       320 323 315 958 +106

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
1 Kris Wildenradt ISU          70 73 69 212 −1
2 Ty Cline Wichita State       69 73 72 214 +1
3 Jeff Berkshire Drake         73 69 73 215 +2
4 Matt Maskel Illinois State   68 78 75 221 +8
T5 Chris Bouchard Evansville   77 74 72 223 +10
T5 Josh Brown Bradley          73 75 75 223 +10
T5 Ross Hamann Drake           80 74 69 223 +10
T5 Brian Norman S. Illinois    75 73 75 223 +10
9 Judd Easterling Wichita St.  70 79 75 224 +11
10 Kyle Vasel Illinois State   74 76 75 225 +12
T11 Brian Bennett SW Missouri  74 77 75 226 +13
T11 Derek Bohlen N. Iowa       78 73 75 226 +13
T11 Kyle Straub Evansville     75 76 75 226 +13
T11 Roger Welch S. Illinois    74 77 75 226 +13
T15 Shawn Marshall Evansville  74 79 75 228 +15
T15 Sean McNemar S. Illinois   81 72 75 228 +15
T17 Todd Laney SMS             76 73 80 229 +16
T17 Matt Sullivan SMS          73 80 76 229 +16
T19 Matt Miller Illinois State 75 78 77 230 +17

The TPC at Deere Run, which opened in 2000, was again the site of the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golf Championship. The course was designed by Illinois State alum D.A. Weibring and is also the annual site of the John Deere Classic. It's a 6,813-yard par-71 layout.