Career-Best Finish For Birdsey Paces Deacons At BOT
Thomas Birdsey made 14 birdies and two eagles this weekend.

Oct. 13, 2013

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By Gary Petit, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMGolf)

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. - Wake Forest senior Thomas Birdsey fired a final round 68 and finished runner-up at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate on Sunday.

Birdsey shot rounds of 67-70-68 to finish at 11-under par, just two shots off the pace. This was his best career-finish and it was the first tournament of his career with three under-par rounds. His 205 54-hole total bested his previous career-low by eight shots. Birdsey's 11-under par finish was also the best score to par by a Demon Deacon since Brendan Gielow was 12-under par at the VCU Shootout in 2008.

In addition to Birdsey, the Demon Deacons got under-par rounds on Sunday from freshman Danny Guise and Clancy Waugh to post a final round 283. For the weekend, the Deacs were 8-under par and finished in fifth place in a strong field. This was the best 54-hole score to par for the team since the VCU Shootout in 2011.

Guise followed his opening round of 72 with a pair of 1-under 71s to finish in a tie for 18th at 2-under par. This was Guise's best finish of the season and his first tournament under-par. Waugh also enjoyed his best weekend as he made six birdies in a round of 68 on Saturday and then carded a solid 71 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 26th at even-par.

Fellow freshman Ben Balter, who was making his Demon Deacon debut this weekend as an individual, acquitted himself very well, shooting rounds of 72-74-72 to finish tied for 34th.

Senior Cyrus Stewart was just behind Balter as he carded rounds of 74-74-73 to finish in a tie for 49th at 5-over par. Sophomore Davis Womble rounded-out the scoring five with rounds of 77-76-78.

The team race was a tight one as Virginia, Virginia Tech and Kent State all finished within two shots. Virginia shot a final round 275 to claim the title at 22-under par while Tech finished at 21-under and Kent State at 20-under.

Individually, Virginia Tech's Scott Vincent made four birdies in the final six holes to comeback and nip Birdsey by two shots. Vincent finished at 13-under par after rounds of 67-68-68.

The Demon Deacons get right back to action next weekend at the prestigious U.S. Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia. This will be Wake Forest's final tournament of the fall.

Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
Blackthorn Club at The Ridges
Jonesborough, Tenn.

Pl. Team R1 R2 R3 Tot 1 Virginia 295 272 275 842 (-22) 2 Virginia Tech 284 282 277 843 (-21) 3 Kent State 285 279 280 844 (-20) 4 ETSU 277 291 284 852 (-12) 5 Wake Forest 290 283 283 856 (-8) 6 Memphis 288 288 282 858 (-6) 7 Tennessee 290 283 288 861 (-3) 8 Missouri 295 291 280 866 (+2) 9 UNC Wilmington 288 284 296 868 (+4) 10 Coastal Carolina 285 295 291 871 (+7) Furman 292 292 287 871 (+7) 12 Army 296 292 294 882 (+18) 13 Penn State 305 295 311 911 (+47) 14 Villanova 327 318 316 961 (+97)

Top-5 Individuals 1 Scott Vincent (VT) 67 68 68 203 (-13) 2 Thomas Birdsey (WF) 67 70 68 205 (-11) Denny McCarthy (UVA) 73 66 66 205 (-11) 4 Derek Bard (UVA) 71 64 72 207 (-9) 5 Bryce Chalkley (VT) 71 69 68 208 (-8)

Wake Forest Individuals 2 Thomas Birdsey 67 70 68 205 (-11) 18 Danny Guise 72 71 71 214 (-2) 26 Clancy Waugh 77 68 71 216 (E) 34 Ben Balter # 72 74 72 218 (+2) 49 Cyrus Stewart 74 74 73 221 (+5) 67 Davis Womble 77 76 78 231 (+15)


 

 

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