2009-10 Individual Results
Career Tournament Results
2010 Byron Nelson Award winner ... 2010 ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year ... 2009 Walker Cup Team member ... Named a finalist for 2010 The Ben Hogan Award ... Was ranked No. 1 by Golfweek on March 31, 2010 ... Named is pronounced GEE (like geese) - low ... A great student, earning a perfect 4.0 grade-point average throughout high school and graduating 12th out of a class of 325 ... Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District in 2008 and was a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar in 2009 ... Awarded the ACC Weaver-James-Corrigan Honorary Award in 2010 ... Finished career with a 72.47 stroke average, which was fifth-best in school-history since 1981 ... Recorded two career victories and had 18 top-10s ... Nearly 91 percent of his career rounds counted towards the team score.
Had a tremendous senior season ... Won the 2010 Byron Nelson Award ... Received PING third team All-America honors ... Earned first All-ACC honors of his career ... 2010 Ben Hogan Award finalist ... Finished the year with a 71.87 stroke average which was second-best in the ACC ... Only player on the team to have all of his rounds count towards the team score ... 15 of his 31 tournament rounds were played at par or better ... Recorded a total of seven top-10s in 11 events ... Finished outside of the top-14 just twice ... Opened the spring with his second collegiate victory at the JU Invitational ... Birdied two of the final three holes to secure the win ... Fired rounds of 76-69-73=218 (+2) ... Finished tied for 10th at the Wexford Intercollegiate after rounds of 73-72 ... Opened with a 71 at the Seahawk Intercollegiate en route to tying for 11th ... Finished third at the General Hackler with strong rounds of 71-70-75=216 (E) ... Fired a bogey-free 5-under 66 in the second round of The Hootie and then closed with a 2-under 69 to finished tied for 3rd at 6-under par ... Shot a final round even-par 71 at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate and finished tied for 41st ... Posted his best career finish at the ACC Championships by tying for sixth after rounds of 70-67-74 ... The 5-under 67 in the second round of the ACCs was his lowest round at any of his four ACC Championships ... Finished his career with rounds of 73-73-71 at the NCAA Southeast Regional to finish tied for 30th.
Played in three events after returning from the Walker Cup ... Finished tied for 14th at the Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational after rounds of 72-74-72 ... Almost defending his title at the VCU Shootout, finishing second to Charlottes Corey Nagy ... Shot rounds of 70-67-75=212 to finish 4-under par, which was his best showing of the fall ... Took fifth at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate after leading the team with rounds of 72-70-72=214 (-2) ... Five of his nine tournament rounds were at par of better and he was one of two players on the team that had everyone of his rounds count towards the team score ... Finished the fall with a 71.6 average.
Advanced through local qualifying for the US Open and participated in sectional qualifying ... Finished tied for ninth at the Sunnehanna Amateur with a 72-hole total of even-par 280 ... Was tied for 12th at the Monroe Invitational at 3-over par ... Finished tied for ninth at the Northeast Amateur as he tried to defend his title ... Last summer, he was the only player in tournament history to record four under-par rounds and started this year's tournament with three-straight rounds under par but slipped back with a 75 on the final day ... Won the Porter Cup with a dramatic chip-in on the third playoff hole ... Came back from a three-shot deficit on the final day to force the playoff ... Shot rounds of 70-67-67 in the rain-shortened event ... Missed the cut by one-shot in his US Amateur qualifier ... Shot a solid round of 2-under 69 on the first day of the Western Amateur but would end up missing the cut ... Earned a spot in the US Amateur by virtue of his selection to the Walker Cup Team ... Shot a nice round of 73 at Southern Hills on the second day of the US Am, but missed the match-play cut ... Became to 15th different Demon Deacon to play in the Walker Cup ... Won his Sunday singles match against Dale Whitnell, helping the Americans to a 16.5-9.5 victory.
Played in all eight tournaments and finished the season with the second-lowest stroke average on the team at 73.0 ... Notched a total of seven top-20 finishes including a pair of top-5s ... Named to the Academic All-ACC Team for the third-straight season ... Won the VCU Shootout in the fall with a career-best finish of 12-under 201 ... Led the team with 91 percent of his 37 rounds counting toward the team score ... Was third on the squad with 12-of-37 rounds at par or better ... Finished an average of 9.5 strokes off the leader, which was the lowest mark on the team ... Started the spring round with a tie for 70th at the SunTrust Gator Invite but bounced-back with rounds of 77-71-71=219 (+3) to finish tied for third and help the team win its second-straight General Hackler title ... Shot a second-round 69 and finished tied for 33rd at the Hootie Intercollegiate ... Finished 2-under par and tied for eighth at the River Landing Intercollegiate ... Carded a 1-under 71 in the second round of the ACC Championship but finished at 5-over par and tie for 32nd ... Led the team to a second-place finish at the Big 4 Challenge ... Carded rounds of 73-74-74=220 (+7) to finish tied for seventh at the NCAA East Regionals and help guide the team to its fifth-straight NCAA Championships ... Finished with a strong round of 72 in the third round of the NCAA Championships but finished in a tie for 104th at 14-over.
Competed in 12 events... Finished the 2007-08 season with the second-lowest stroke average on the squad at 72.7 per 18 holes... Posted a career-best finish at the NCAA Central Regional, a tie for second place, after recording a 69-72-74=215 (+2)... Led the Deacons to the NCAA Central Regional title to help Wake qualify for its fourth consecutive NCAA championship... Named to the PING All-Region South team... Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District with a 3.67 grade point average in Mathematics/Religion... Recorded 17 rounds at or under par... Had 88.8 percent rounds counted for the season... Posted three top 10 finishes and seven top 20 finishes... Was the top-finisher for the Deacons in six tournaments... His 67 in the second round of the Bank of Tennessee at the Ridges tied for the sixth-best round of the season... Tied for ninth at the SunTrust Gator Invitational after carding a 71-68-69=208 (-2)... The 208 was the second-lowest 54-hole score of the season for the Deacs... Defeated Wake Forest All-America selection and ACC Player of the Year Webb Simpson 2 and 1 in the Team Matchplay Championship at Forsyth Country Club... Carded seven birdies to stop Simpson's two-year win streak in the Team Matchplay Championship... Will be the top returning scorer for the 2008-09 season.
Qualified for the United States Amateur in August... Advanced through stroke play and into match play... Finished 59th in stroke play with a seven-over 147... Defeated Northwestern University's David Merkow 3-and-2 to advance to the round of 32... Merkow was the 2006 Big Ten Player of the Year... Lost to eventual Amateur champion Colt Knost of SMU 3-and-2... Shot 66-68=134 (-10) to qualify for the U.S. Amateur... Qualified for the Monroe Invitational, Northeast Amateur, Eastern Amateur, Porter Cup and Western Amateur... Finished in the top 25 in the Eastern Amateur... Named to the ACC All-Academic team.
Gielow finished second on the club in scoring with a 73.76 average as a freshman... Had four rounds in the 60s and was under par in 33 percent of his rounds... Top finish was a third place at the season-opening Carpet Capital Collegiate... Birdied the second hole in a three-team playoff with East Tennessee State and Oregon State in the West Regional that helped push the Deacons into the NCAA Championships... Was the low-scoring freshman on the 2007 team with a 73.36 average... Posted eight sub-par rounds... Was WFU's top finisher at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, and the Isleworth Invitational.
Enjoyed an outstanding year of amateur play... Finished third in the Monroe Invitational... Tied for fifth at the Eastern Amateur... Tied for 13th in the Porter Cup... Tied for third in Michigan Amateur stroke play... Co-medalist at the U.S. Amateur qualifier.
Played four years of varsity golf at Mona Shores HS under coach Tom Wilson... Named Michigan's Mr. Golf (state high school player of the year) in 2004 and 2005... A four-time member of the Michigan Super Team (top five prep players in Michigan)... Was the first freshman ever named to the Super Team and the first to be named to that prestigious squad four years... Named all-conference four times... AJGA All-American honorable mention in 2003... Participated in the 2005 U.S. Amateur... A member of the National Honor Society... Was a Gold Card recipient for earning a 4.0 GPA throughout high school... Member of the Sports Leadership Council, Student Senate and the yearbook... Also played hockey, soccer, baseball and basketball.
Full name is Brendan Jarret Gielow... Received his degree in Religion... Born October 24, 1987 in Grand Rapids, Mich.... Son of Eric and Renea Gielow... Nickname is "Beej"... Post-school ambition is to play on the PGA Tour... Chose Wake Forest because of the golf and the opportunity to earn a well-respected degree... Has an impressive golf resume that includes AJGA Rolex All-American Honorable Mention in 2003, AJGA Toldo Eastern Canadian Jr, Champion in 2003.