Men's Golf Adds Transfer Thomas Birdsey To The Roster
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June 20, 2011
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Wake Forest head coach Jerry Haas announced on Monday the addition of Thomas Birdsey to the roster this fall. Birdsey is a transfer who played at Kansas State as a freshman last season.
"I am really excited for Thomas and our team," said Wake Forest head coach Jerry Haas. "Thomas is a very good player. He showed that last year at Kansas State, playing in every event as a freshman. He's going to make us deeper. Lee (Bedford) and Evan (Beck) were strong at the top for us this year but we needed to get a little more depth in the 3,4 and 5 spots. Thomas should fit in nicely with this group and help us get back to making runs deep into the postseason again."
Birdsey led the Wildcats this past season in scoring at 73.57 and played in all 13 events. He notched a total of seven under-par rounds and topped the team with 35.5 of his 36 rounds counting towards the team score. His best event came after he fired a 7-under 65 in the second round of the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate last fall en route to a second place finish.
The Trophy Club, Texas native was also an accomplished amateur player before attending KSU. He was ranked as high as third in his class in the state of Texas according to the Junior Golf Scoreboard. Birdsey also played in 2008 US Amateur and the 2008 US Junior Amateur as well as recording a pair of top-five finishes in AJGA events.
Birdsey joins Canadian amateur standout Brandon Ng and North Carolina native Cyrus Stewart as the Demon Deacons newcomers this fall to an already strong team. Lee Bedford and Evan Beck are both back after earning All-America honors this past season along with rising-senior Justin Bryant, rising-junior Charlie Harrison and solid rising-sophomores John Varol and Beau Cutts.