Next season with be Reifers' third stint on the PGA TOUR
Has improved each of his four years at Wake Forest... has emerged as one of college golf's best and most consistent players... a great student who has made the Dean's List every semester but one... has gone from being a player with potential to one of the best through hard work... won the prestigious Northeast Amateur over the summer... captured first place at the Mattaponi Springs Shootout in the fall after shooting 67-60-69.
FALL, 2005: Won his first collegiate event by capturing individual honors at the Mattaponi Springs Shootout in Richmond... shot a sizzling 65 in the opening round, followed by consecutive 69s... finished 14-under for the tournament and led the Deacons to the team title as well... played very well in the Collegiate Match Play Championships as well... he won all four matches against top-notch competition... finished the fall on a positive note by finishing fifth in the All-America Classic in El Paso, TX after shooting a 67-70-69.
SUMMER, 2005: Enjoyed his best summer of golf competition... claimed first place at the prestigious Northeast Amateur... his four-day 268 tied the tournament record... was selected to represent the United States on the Walker Cup team... Reifers helped the USA team defeat Great Britian and Irleand in Chicago.
2004-05: Named to the All-ACC Team for the second straight year... earned third team PING All-American status... saw action in all 13 tournaments... finished second on the team in stroke average (72.74)... finished in the top 10 a team-high five times... finished in the top 20 in 10 of 13 tournaments, also a team-best... was the team's low scorer in six different tournaments... 91.7 percent (34.83 of 38) of his rounds counted toward the team score... had 13 under-par rounds and three additional rounds at par... had a stroke differential of 10.8... shot a sizzling 6-under 65 in the opening round of the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate... tied for eighth overall at the Isleworth Invitational thanks in part to a second-round 68... led the team with a 2-over 218 at the Southern Highlands Collegiate... fired an opening-round 66 en route to a seventh-place finish at the Hall of Fame Invitational... tied teammate Webb Simpson for fourth place in Cary at the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate after shooting 7-under in the 36-hole event... had the team's lowest score and finished tied for 10th overall at the ACC Championship... shot a 65 in the opening round and 69 in the second round on the way to finishing tied for 10th at the NCAA East Regional.
Summer, 2004: Enjoyed an outstanding summer, winning two tournaments... finished first at the Monroe Invitational... also captured the prestigious Ohio amateur... finished 26th at the Northeast Amateur... was a semifinalist at the prestigious North/South Amateur... made it to the round of 16 at the Western Amateur... earned a spot in the U.S. Amateur by winning his qualifier... finished 21st in the Porter Cup.
2003-04: Emerged as the Deacs' second-leading golfer behind National Player of the Year Bill Haas with a 72.45 stroke average... played in 13 tournaments... finished in the top 10 five times and in the top 20 eight times... 94.7 percent of his rounds counted... shot par or better in exactly one-half of his rounds... finished as high as third at the Tulane Invitational with a consistent 71-73-72-216... shot a 68 in the final round to finish 1-under and tied for 17th place at the ACC Championship... shot three consecutive rounds under par, including a career-best 65, at the PING-Arizona... placed 14th at the Jerry Pate National with 207 (-6)... posted three consecutive scores in the 60s with a 68 in the final round at Carpet Capital and a 68-66 in the first two rounds of the Jerry Pate.
2002-03: Greatly contributed to the depth of the squad as a rookie... competed in seven events, finishing fifth on the squad with a 74.2 stroke average... showed great improvement in the spring after averaging 79.7 in one event in the fall... averaged 73.3 over six spring events... owned two top-20 finishes... placed 10th at the Tulane Invitational with a six-over 222... shot a season-best even 216 twice, at The PING-Arizona and The Intercollegiate... fired a low round of 69 twice... counted 79 percent of his rounds (16.5 of 21) ... nearly 29 percent of his rounds were equal or under par... owned a 14.6 final round differential... competed in the ACC Championships, finishing 29th with a 13-over 229 (79-81-69)... returned to WFU after a busy summer on the amateur circuit... placed 25th at the Dogwood Invitational, tied for 13th at the Southern Amateur and tied for 14th at the Cardinal Amateur... also advanced to match play at the North & South.
BEFORE WFU: Had a successful summer on the amateur circuit before arriving at Wake Forest... placed second at the Mid-Ohio Amateur... finished fourth at a U.S. Amateur qualifier... placed ninth at the Western Junior... turned in an impressive 66 in the final round of that event... the MVP of his golf squad at Bishop Watterson High School... owned the team's lowest stroke average (35.8 per nine holes)... received his school's leadership award... participated on the Future Collegians World Tour, earning first-team FCWT All-America honors... won the 2001 FCWT Regional Finals... was the qualifying medalist at the 2001 U.S Junior Champion-ship... named the first alternate at the 2002 U.S. Amateur.
PERSONAL: Born October 13, 1983 in Columbus, Ohio... the son of Randy and Alison Reifers... has an older sister, Erin (24)... father, Randy, played golf at DePauw University and was inducted into the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame... majoring in Religion.