One of two players on the team to play in all 11 events ... Finished second on the team in stroke average at 73.7 ... 88.5 percent of his rounds counted towards the team score which was also second-best on the squad ... Had nine rounds at par or better and was one of just two players on the team to post a top-5 finish ... Had four top-20 finishes ... Led the team at the season-opening Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic with rounds of 73-73-70 to finish in a tie for 14th ... Notched his third top-10 as a Demon Deacon by finishing tied for 10th at the Golfweek Conference Challenge after rounds of 70-70-76 (E) ... Shot rounds of 72-76-73 at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate and finished in a tie for 42nd at 5-over par ... Finished in a tie for 28th at the US Collegiate Championship at 6-over par ... Opened the spring with his best finish at the Demon Deacon as he finished fourth at even par ... Carded a 73 in the first round of the Tiger Invitational but went on to finish tied for 41st at 14-over par ... Came back with rounds of 75-73-72 (+4) at the Hootie at Bulls Bay and was tied for 14th ... Posted three-straight rounds of 74 at the Gary Koch Invitational and finished in a tie for 33rd ... Had a tough weekend at the Navy Spring Invitational, finishing at 13-over par ... Carded a second round 71 at the ACC Championship en route to finishing tied for 24th at 1-over par ... Finished the year with rounds of 76-75-73 (+8) at the NCAA East Regional.
Played in all 12 team events and was second on the team with a 74.3 scoring average ... Recorded a pair of top-10 finishes and had over 75 percent of his rounds count towards the team score ... Was one of the team's most consistent players, with all his rounds falling between 70 and 78 ... Opened the year with rounds of 72-76-77 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic and finished tied for 42nd ... Shot rounds of 76-71-76 at the VCU Shootout to finish at 7-over par ... Also finished 7-over par at the Rees Jones Invitational after rounds of 75-76-72 to record his first top-10 of the season ... After starting the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate with a 77, he bounced-back to post rounds of 73-71 to finish in a tie for 18th at 5-over par ... Finished the US Collegiate Championship at 10-over par after rounds of 75-75-76 ... Shot a second round 70 at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate and finished in a tie for 34th ... Enjoyed his best tournament of the season at the Seahawk Intercollegiate, finishing in a tie for fourth ... Shot rounds of 73-70-70 to finish at 3-under par at the Seahawk, which was his best 54-hole score of the season ... Followed that performance by finishing tied for 20th at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate after rounds of 74-72-73 ... Carded rounds of 76-75-76 at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate and finished tied for 45th ... Opened the Gary Koch Invitational with a pair of 74s and would go on to finish tied for 42nd at 10-over par ... Shot rounds of 75-72-78 in his first ACC Championship and finished tied for 45th at 9-over ... Finished the season with rounds of 73-75-76 at the NCAA Southeast Regional and finished tied for 56th.
Won the Collegiate Players Tour event at the Jimmy Austin/OU Golf Club on July 27 ... Shot rounds of 71-64-72 to win by five shots ... The 64 in the second round set a new course record.
Spring 2011 (at KSU)
Played in all 13 events on the year ... Led the team with a 73.57 scoring average ... Had a team-best 35.5 of his 36 rounds count towards the team score ... Recorded a total of nine rounds at par or better, including seven under-par rounds ... Opened the spring with rounds of 72-75-75 at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational to finish tied for 36th ... Tied for 44th at the Fresno State Classic at 11-over par ... Led the team at the next two events - the Border Olympics (+1) and the Cowboy Classic (+4) ... Finished tied for 37th at the 36-hole Hawkeye Classic ... Rounded out the year at the Big 12 Championships where he finished tied for 39th in tough conditions at 23-over par.
Fall 2010 (at KSU)
Was a consistent performer in the Wildcat scoring lineup, competing in all six fall tournaments ... Led the team in stroke average with a 73.06 while having all 18 of his rounds counted towards the Wildcat team score ... Notched three top 20 finishes, including one top five finish ... Shot six different rounds under par, including a round of 7-under 65 at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate ... Took third place at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate in just his third tournament as a collegiate golfer by firing a 1-under par 215 ... Tied for 12th at the Kansas Invitational at 3-over par ... Tied for 20th at the Firestone Invitational with a 3-over par 219 ... Shot even-par 216 at the David Toms Intercollegiate to tie for 23rd ... Finished the fall slate by tying for 21st at the Pacific Invitational at 2-over par.
Full name is Thomas Edward Birdsey ... Born on December 26, 1990 ... Son of Don and Cindy Birdsey ... Was a four year letterwinner under head coach Matt Glenn at South Lake Carroll High School ... Qualified for the US Amateur the summer before his senior year ... Played in the 2008 US Junior Amateur Championship at Shoal Creek ... Recorded two top-five finishes and six top-15 finishes in American Junior Golf Association tournaments ... Ranked as high as third in Texas for the Class of 2010 on Junior Golf Scoreboard ... Ranked in Top 100 players for the Class of 2010 in Golfweek Junior Rankings ... Father, Don, is a former punter at Kansas State who played for the Wildcats from 1977-80 and held the K-State record for career yardage at 11,422.