Maria Toledo Bailey Earns Second Profession MVC Golfer of the Week Honor

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NS. LOUIS – Illinois State Junior Maria Toledo Bailey earned her second career as the Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week and the inaugural conference of the 2021-22 season.

Toledo Bailey, a native of Birmingham, England, took fourth place at the Redbird Invitational with a one-under tournament score of 215. The 215 is the second lowest par 72 tournament score for Illinois State since 1991-92, just behind 214 set up by the Illinois State Percy Family Hall of Fame Hall of Fame member Samantha Richdale.

Of the eight MVC schools in the field, her score was the best individual, five strokes better than the closest MVC competitor. She opened the tournament with a one-over 73 before coming back on Sunday in the second round with a two-under 70. She finished the tournament with a straight par 72 in the final round, securing a top five placement.

For the three rounds she finished the tournament with nine birdies and an eagle. She had the best par 5 rating of the tournament at 4.50 strokes per par 5 hole and finished six strokes under par at par 5. She also had the tenth highest score at par-3 and eleventh best at par-4.

The Redbirds are returning on Monday, September 27th, to participate in the three-day Johnie Imes Invitational hosted by the University of Missouri.

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