Lee Bedford
Lee Bedford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cary. N.C.

High School:
Cary Christian

Birthdate:
05/24/1990

Graduated:
May, 2012

07/10/2012

Wake Forest Announces Palmer, Crisp and Wilson Award winners

Lee Bedford wins the Arnold Palmer Award, Katie Stengel wins the Marge Crisp Award, Andrea Beck and Paul Loeser win the Wilson Awards

07/10/2012

Wake Forest Announces Palmer, Crisp and Wilson Award winners

Lee Bedford wins the Arnold Palmer Award, Katie Stengel wins the Marge Crisp Award, Andrea Beck and Paul Loeser win the Wilson Awards

06/25/2012

Three Men's Golfers Named Academic All-ACC

Lee Bedford, Evan Beck and Charlie Harrison are all repeat honorees

06/22/2012

Gold Rush Feature: Bright Future

Many younger athletes played key roles in the Wake Forest's 2011-12 year in sports

05/19/2012

Men's Golf NCAA Championship Bid Ends At The Regionals

Deacons finished in 11th place at 28-over par


Career Tournament Results

Fall 2011 & Spring 2012
Played in a total of 13 events and finished with a team-leading 72.5 scoring average ... Named to the PING All-Region Team ... Earned All-ACC honors for the third-straight season, becoming just the 10th Demon Deacon to earn All-ACC honors three times ... Was the ACC Player of the Month in April ... Finished runner-up at the ACC Championship ... 23 of his 36 rounds were played at par or better and he finished five tournaments under-par ... 34.5 of his 36 rounds counted towards the team score ... Had six top-10 finishes, including a victory at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate, which was the fourth of his career ... Opened the year with rounds of 73-71-74 (+2) at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic and finished tied for 21st ... Posted a final round 3-under 69 at the VCU Shootout and finished tied for 11th at 4-under par ... Finished tied for fourth at the Rees Jones Invitational at 5-over ... Finished tied for 25th at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate and then followed that with a 41st place finish at US Collegiate Championship ... Shot rounds of 71-78-77 at the Western-Refining All-American Classic and finished tied for 25th ... Had a tremendous start to the spring by birding the final two holes of the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate to claim his fourth collegiate victory ... Shot rounds of 71-70-71 to finish at 4-under par ... Ran his streak of consecutive under-par rounds to five as he opened the Seahawk Intercollegiate with rounds of 70-71 en route to finishing sixth at 2-under par ... Carded a second round 67 at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate and posted his third-straight top-10 finish ... Recorded his first hole-in-one as a Demon Deacon in the second round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay ... Finished the tournament tied for 29th at 7-over par ... Tied for seventh at the Gary Koch Invitational at 1-under par ... Shot rounds of 67-69-71 to finish at 9-under par and runner-up at the ACC Championship ... The 9-under par finish was the second-best 54-hole of his career ... opened the NCAA Regional with a pair of 71s and would go on to finish tied for 29th.

Summer 2011
Finished tied for second at the Sunnehanna Amateur after shooting rounds of 68-64-69-71 (-8) and making it to a playoff ... Finished tied for 35th at the Monroe Invitational at 8-over par ... Carded rounds of 70-72-68-70 to finish tied for 39th at the Northeast Amateur ... Finished tied for 44th at the Southern Amateur after rounds of 72-74-75-71 ... Started the Porter Cup well with rounds of 69-68 and closed with a final round 68 to finish tied for 26th ... Shot rounds of 69-71 to advance to match play at the U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills ... Won his opening round match 6&5 over Will Collins but fell in a back-and-forth match to U.S. Junior Amateur champion Jordan Spieth.

Spring 2011
Played in a total of 14 events and finished with a 71.98 scoring average ... Earned Golfweek and GCAA honorable mention All-America honors for the second-straight season ... Also took home All-ACC honors for the second-straight year ... Recorded a pair of victories (Carpet Capital Collegiate and Irish Creek Collegiate) ... Became the first Demon Deacon to finish all five team events in the fall under-par ... Had a total of 23 rounds at par or better and finished eight of 14 events under-par ... Over 87 percent of his rounds counted towards the team score ... Led the team and finished 13th in the country with a total of 136 birdies on the year ... Finished the year ranked No. 33 in the final Golfweek Sagarin Ratings ... Opened the spring by finishing tied for 12th at the JU Invitational after rounds of 76-72-72 (+4) ... Had a good start to the Seahawk Intercollegiate with rounds of 75-70 but finished with an 82, his highest round of the year and finished tied for 24th ... Bounced-back with a solid tournament at the General Hackler, posting round of 76-73-75 to finish tied for 17th at 8-over par ... Fired an opening round 4-under 67 in the opening round of The Hootie at Bulls Bay and would go on to finish 10th at 1-under par ... Carded three sub-70 rounds en route to winning the Irish Creek Collegiate ... The win was his second of the season and the third of his career ... Shots rounds of 69-69-68=206 to finish at 7-under par ... Finished tied for 30th at the ACC Championship after rounds of 72-74-76 (+6) ... Birdied his final hole at the NCAA Central Regional to earn the individual qualifying spot for the NCAA Championships ... Shot rounds of 73-70-69 (-1) to finish tied for 9th at the regional ... Was the first Demon Deacon to qualify for the NCAA Championship as an individual since Bill Haas in 2004 ... Carded rounds of 74-73-75 at the NCAA Championships in Stillwater, Okla., and finished tied for 32nd at 6-over.

Fall 2010
Led the team with a 70.5 scoring average ... Became the first Demon Deacon to finish all five events in the fall under par ... Was second on the team with 11 of 15 rounds at par or better ... Finished in the top-10 in each of the five events ... Opened the fall by winning the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic after playing the final nine holes in 5-under 31 ... Finished the tournament with rounds of 72-66-68=206 (-10) and won by two shots over teammate Evan Beck ... Had a total of 13 birdies and one eagle for the tournament ... It was his second collegiate victory ... The 6-under 66 is the second-lowest round of his career ... Opened the VCU Shootout with a round of 2-over 74 but bounced-back with rounds of 71-70 in the final two rounds to finish in a tie for seventh ... He finished the event at 1-under par, marking his second under-par tournament of the season ... Started the NC Wolfpack Intercollegiate with a 2-over 73 but bounced-back with rounds of 68 and 67 to vault into second place at 5-under par ... Opened the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate with an 81 but rebounded with a pair of bogey-free rounds of 67 and 65 ... He finished the tournament tied for 10th at 3-under, marking his fourth under-par tournament of the year ... Birdied the final two holes of the US Collegiate Championship to finish the tournament tied for 7th at 1-under par ... Became the first Demon Deacon to finish all five team events in the fall under-par ... Received an invitational to play in the Western Refining All-American Classic and shot rounds of 71-74-76 to finish 30th at 8-over par.

Summer 2010
Shot a 72 in US Open local qualifying at Treyburn CC and missed the cut by one shot ... Fired four solid rounds at the Southeastern Amateur, finishing fourth after scores of 69-70-71-65 ... Finished tied for 41st at the Rice Planters Amateur Championship ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the North & South Amateur at Pinehurst with three-straight wins ... Knocked-off Aaron Stewart, who is the son of the late Payne Stewart, in the opening round.

Spring 2010
Had a tremendous spring, finishing no worse than tied for 17th in any of his eight tournaments ... Named PING honorable mention All-America ... Earned All-ACC honors ... Named to the Academic All-ACC Men's Golf team ... Finished second on the team with a 72.7 stroke average ... Had 14 rounds at par or better and 32.5 of his 34 rounds counted twoards the team score ... Won the Wexford Intercollegiate after finishing at 2-under par ... Fired a career-best 8-under 63 in the final round of The Hootie at Bulls Bay ... That round was tied for the second-lowest 18-hole score in school history ... Named ACC Player of the Month for the month of March ... Led the team with 10 top-20 finishes and a total of 105 birdies ... His last 19 tournament rounds counted towards the team score ... Fired a final round 2-under 70 at the JU Invitational to finish tied for 11th at 10-over par ... Carded rounds of 72-70=142 (-2) en route to winning his first collegiate event at the Wexford Intercollegiate ... Finished tied for 16th at the Seahawk Intercollegiate with rounds of 73-75 ... Posted scores of 71-74-72=217 (+1) at the General Hackler and finished fifth overall ... Fired a sensational bogey-free 8-under 63 in the final round of The Hootie at Bulls Bay to finish second in the event ... The 8-under 63 is tied for the second-lowest round in school-history ... He finished the tournament at 7-under par which is his best finish in relation to par thus far in his career ... Was named ACC Co-Player of the Month for the month of March ... Carded a final round 3-under 68 at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate to jump to a tie of seventh in that event ... Finished the Wolfpack 4-over par after rounds of 77-72-68 ... Opened the ACC Championship with a bogey-free 5-under 67 ... Finished the tournament tied for 15th after rounds of 72-76 ... Posted rounds of 70-71-72 to finish tied for 17th at the NCAA Southeast Regionals.

Fall 2009
Played in all four events during the fall and finished with a couple of top-20 finishes ... Led the team at the season-opening Carpet Capital Classic, finishing tied for 17th after rounds of 74-71-72=217 (+1) ... Opened the Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational with a 75 but closed with a pair of very good rounds of 1-over 71 to finish tied for 12th ... Carded rounds of 75-72-75=222 (+6) to finish tied for 30th at the VCU Shootout ... Had a tough first two rounds of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate but finished with a solid round of 73 to finish tied for 71st ... Was third on the team with a 74.0 stroke average through 12 rounds and just one of his rounds did not count for the team score ... Also led the team with 34 birdies and two eagles.

Summer 2009
Finished tied for 25th at the Eastern Amateur Championship at Elizabeth Manor Country Club following rounds of 73-69-70-67 ... Named an alternate for the US Amateur after finishing tied for third at the qualifier held at Walnut Creek Country Club ... He shot rounds of 70-72 ... Finished tied for third at the Cardinal Amateur in Greensboro, NC, following rounds of 69-73-72=214 (+4).

2008-09
Played in a total of eight tournaments during the spring ... Finished the year tied for third on the team with a 74.5 stroke average ... Named to the Academic All-ACC Team ... Saw action in 13 events and played 36 rounds ... Third on the team with 27 of his 31 rounds counting toward the team score ... Was fourth on the team with nine of his 36 total rounds at par or better ... Posted a total of seven top-20 finishes including a pair of top-10s ... Was the team's low finisher three times ... Played as an individual in his first two tournaments of the spring ... Finished tied for 14th at the Pine Needles Intercollegiate after rounds of 79-72 ... Finished 73rd at the General Hackler ... Was the low finisher on the team at the Hootie Intercollegiate as he fired a final round 5-under 66 to finish tied for 15th at even-par ... Also finished even-par at the River Landing Intercollegiate after a final round 69 ... Led the team at the ACC Championships with his best finish of the year ... Carded rounds of 71-67-74 to finish in a tie for sixth at his first ACC Championship ... Shot a 79 in the stroke play portion of the Big 4 Challenge but was one of just two Demon Deacons to win his match in the afternoon ... Finished tied for 24th at the NCAA Regional after rounds of 72-76-77 ... Played in his first NCAA Championship and posted rounds of 75-77-79 to finish tied for 131st.

Fall 2008
Started his collegiate career strong by playing in the first five tournaments ... Finished with an 8-over 224 in the first two tournaments, finishing T19th at the Shoal Creek Invitational ... Helped lead the team to a school-record 15-under 269 in the second round of the VCU Shootout, a tournament in which the team went on to win by 16-shots ... Posted a season-low 5-under 67 in the first round of the VCU Shootout and was the first round leader ... Wound up finishing 8th after rounds of 70-72 in the final two rounds ... Posted his third under-par round of the season in the second round of the Bank of Tennessee Inter., a 2-under 70 ... Was second on the team with 12.5 of his 15 rounds in the fall counting towards the team score ... Also had the third-lowest stroke average of 73.9.

Summer 2008
Played in two events ... Finished tied for 7th at the Western Junior after rounds of 69-75-67-68=279 (-1) ... Qualified for match play at the Carolinas Amateur.

Background
Full name is Lee Michael Bedford ... Born in Raleigh, N.C. on May 24, 1990 ... Was a tremendous athlete at Cary Christian, earning a total of eight varsity letters: four in golf, two in baseball and two in basketball ... Was a four-time All-State performer in golf and won an NCISAA Individual State Championship in 2006 and was part of a team championship in 2008 ... Had three top-five finishes at the NCISAA State Championships ... Also earned All-Conference honors in golf all four years and was named the team's MVP in each of his four seasons ... Won the Carolinas Junior in 2007 and was North Carolina's top-ranked amateur ... Son of Ken and Sue Bedford.

 

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