Hunter Sparks capped a consistently excellent performance at the 2012 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championship with a third round 73 to capture medalist honors and help the Wichita State University men's golf team to a fifth straight Valley title.
The Shockers topped the field with a three round total 288-293-296=877, besting Missouri State by 18 strokes at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Sparks carded a 7-over (72-72-73=217) to edge Evansville's Andrew Luo by a single stroke. Missouri State's Daily Young and Creighton's Kevin Stanek tied for third at 9-over (219). Sparks claimed the title outright after falling in a playoff at last year's championship. It is his third tournament title of 2011-12.
Wichita State dominated the top 10 with Calvin Pearson tying for fifth, Rafael Becker and Louis Cohen Boyer tying for seventh and Tyler Gann tying for 10th.
The Shockers earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional Tournament. Pairings and destinations will be announced on May 7.