Wade Thompson
    Wade  Thompson


    Mt. Carmel, Ill.

    High School:
    Mt. Carmel

    Last College:
    Murray State

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 155



    Wade Thompson has sights set on winning MVC Championship

    Two-day tournament begins Monday at The Club at Porto Cima in Sunrise Beach, Mo.


    182 Salukis earn academic honors from MVC

    Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award

    2014-15 (Senior):
    Tournament Scores
    Played in all 12 tournaments and led the team with a 73.68 stroke average...Earned All-Conference honors after placing fifth at the MVC Championships at 4-over par...Also won the league's Elite 18 award for top academic performance and was named Academic All-Conference...Had four top-10 finishes, including a third-place showing at the UT-Martin Skyhawk Fall Classic...Shot 15 rounds of par-or-better golf....Earned the MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award.

    2013-14 (Junior):
    Tournament Scores
    Played in all 35 rounds in 12 tournaments and recorded a 76.11 scoring average -- second-best on the team...Led the team in scoring in two tournaments...Posted a season-best eighth-place finish at the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate...Also had top-15 finishes at three other tournaments...Twice, he recorded a single-round score of 69.

    2012-13 (Sophomore at Murray State):
    Competed in seven of the team's 11 tournaments...Posted a 74.9 scoring average in 17 rounds...Was 19th at the Wasioto Winds Fall Kick Off (72-74-74=220) and 19th at the Skyhawk Classic (77-71-70=218).

    2011-12 (Freshman at Murray State):
    Competed in nine of the team's 12 tournaments...Posted a 76.3 scoring average in 12 rounds...Placed 20th at the Murray State Invitational (72-75-73=220)...Placed 59th at the FAU Spring Break Championship (75-74-74=224).

    Amateur Achievements
    2007 Mt. Carmel Jr. City Champion
    2008 Illinois Elks State Champion
    2010 Illinois State Amateur Qualifier
    2010 MAJGT Second City Classic Champion
    2010 Yestingsmeiere Cup Team
    2013 Mt. Carmel Amateur Champion (rounds of 66 and 70)

    Mt. Carmel High School
    Helped lead his team to the Class 1A State Championship his senior year (2010)...Recorded a 71.2 scoring average...Placed 4th at State tournament and was named All-State...Sectional champion...Placed second at Regionals...Four-year letter winner in golf...National Honor Society member who finished fourth in his class...4-H member...Big Brother/Big Sister mentor.

    Worth Knowing
    Current handicap is +2.2...Son of Jay and Margaret Thompson...Born on July 16, 1992 in Evansville, Ind...Majoring in accounting.

    Q&A with Wade
    Favorite course: Victoria National Golf Club
    Favorite club: Driver
    Favorite athlete: Rickie Fowler
    Favorite sports team: St. Louis Cardinals
    Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad
    Favorite sports movie: Tin Cup
    Favorite book: The Hobbit
    Favorite restaurant: 17th Street BBQ
    Favorite band: Third-Eye Blind
    Favorite App: Snapchat
    Longest drive: 365 yards
    My dream foursome: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Rickie Fowler
    What I've learned from Coach Fetcho: You have to be mentally strong
    Best thing I cook in the kitchen: Salmon
    Pet peeve: Bad car parkers
    Something most people don't know about me: I'm a horrible artist
    Secret talent: Cooking
    One thing I've always dreamed about doing: Traveling the world

    What's in the Bag?
    Driver: Adams Speedline Fast 12LS Woods: Titleist 913 3 Wood Irons: Titleist 913 3 Wood Putter: Odyssey 2 ball DFX Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

    Wade Thompson

    Low Tour
    Low Par/- Finish Top
    Season Rounds Strokes 54-holes Round Rounds Events  1  5 10 Average
    2013-14 35 2664 214 69 8 12 - - 1 76.11
    2014-15 34 2505 209 66 15 12 - 2 4 73.68
    Totals 69 5169 209 66 23 24 - 2 5 74.91