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Redbirds Fly Through Badger Invite

Written by on September 29, 2021

Photo Courtesy of goredbirds.com

NORMAL,Ill.- The Illinois State men’s golf team captured the Badger Invitational title yesterday afternoon over 13 other schools. ISU bested Sam Houston State by just three strokes to claim the title.

This was the second time the Redbirds have won the Badger Invitational, the first being in 2018. ISU was contending for the title from day one. They stood in second place after day one shooting two under par as a team. Illinois State then went on to break a school record for a single round score of 15 under par to help them take over first place. This proved to be enough for the Redbirds as they did not give up the lead and went on to win the tournament.

The Redbird’s had an impressive showing this week in Madison, having four golfers placing in the top 10 individually. Junior Valentin Peugnet was the top finisher for Illinois State taking fourth place shooting three under par for the tournament, senior Andrew O’Brien finished tied for fifth shooting two under for the tournament, senior Joe Hodgson and junior Parker Wisdom both finished tied for 9th place shooting one under par for the tournament.

Illinois State will have two weeks off then will return to action October 11th. The Redbirds will head to West Lafayette to play in the Purdue Fall Invitational.