Men's Golf Adds Transfer Thomas Birdsey To The Roster
Thomas Birdsey
Thomas Birdsey
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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.

Thomas Birdsey
Trophy Club, Texas
South Lake Carroll HS

Background
Full name is Thomas Edward Birdsey ... Born on December 26, 1990 ... Son of Don and Cindy Birdsey ... Was a four year letterwinner under head coach Matt Glenn at South Lake Carroll High School ... Qualified for the US Amateur the summer before his senior year ... Played in the 2008 US Junior Amateur Championship at Shoal Creek ... Recorded two top-five finishes and six top-15 finishes in American Junior Golf Association tournaments ... Ranked as high as third in Texas for the Class of 2010 on Junior Golf Scoreboard ... Ranked in Top 100 players for the Class of 2010 in Golfweek Junior Rankings ... Father, Don, is a former punter at Kansas State who played for the Wildcats from 1977-80 and held the K-State record for career yardage at 11,422.

 

 

 

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