Bedford's 71 Leads Deacons In Final Round Of Olympia Fields Invite

Sept. 20, 2009

Final Results

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. - Sophomore Lee Bedford carded his second straight 71 to lead the Wake Forest men's golf team in the final round of the Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational at the famed Olympia Fields Country Club Sunday morning. The Deacons carded a 299 as a team and finished in a tie for 13th.

Bedford made a pair of birdies on 15 and 16 and would make the turn at 1-under par. He then made seven pars and two bogeys on the front nine to post his second 71 and would finish tied for 12th at 7-over par.

Senior Brendan Gielow also had a good week for the Deacs, finishing tied for 14th at 8-over after posting rounds of 72-74-72=218 (+8). He had an up-and-down first nine on Sunday, making just two pars but still posting a 1-over 36. He then carded a matching 36 on the front nine for his second 72 of the tournament.

As a team, Wake struggled to post four rounds on the same day and wound-up finished tied for 13th at a lofty 65-over par.

Senior Travis Wadkins carded a 6-over 76 on Sunday and finished tied for 63rd at 23-over. Sophomore Daniel Meggs finished a shot behind Wadkins at 24-over after a final round 81 and Marc Gladson finished off a tough week with a final round 80.

Arizona State took the lead after 36 holes and would hold on for a two-shot victory after a final round 293. The Sun Devils were 30-over par for the three rounds, which was two shots better than the top-ranked Cowboys of Oklahoma State.

Cowboy Trent Whitekiller carded one of three under par rounds on Sunday to finish 1-over for the tournament and tied Georgia's Harris English for medalist honors.



Wake will look to rebound in just over a week as it looks to defend its title at the VCU Shootout in Richmond, Va. The Deacons won by 16-shots last season behind a career-best 12-under par finish from Gielow. The first two rounds are set Monday, Sept. 28, with the final round on Tuesday.

Wake Forest Scores
T12  Lee Bedford       75-71-71=217 (+7)
T14  Brendan Gielow   72-74-72=218 (+8)
T63  Travis Wadkins   77-82-76=235 (+25)
66    Daniel Meggs     76-79-81=236 (+26)
75    Marc Gladson     85-89-80=254 (+44)
T13  TEAM                300-306-299=905 (+65)

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