Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
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).
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.
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 place on campus: Rec Center Favorite course: Victoria National Golf Club (Evansville, Ind.) Favorite club: 7 Iron Favorite athlete: Fred Couples Favorite sports team: St. Louis Cardinals Favorite TV show: Tosh.0 Favorite book: Fahrenheit 451 Favorite restaurant: Outback Steakhouse Favorite band: Justin Moore Longest drive: 337 What I've learned from Coach Newton: "There aren't any trees in the fairway or green." Actor I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Mark Wahlberg Cartoon character that best describes me: Johnny Bravo Best thing I cook in the kitchen: Ham & cheese omelet Something most people don't know about me: 4-H member from nine to 18 years old Secret talent: Very talented artist One thing I've always dreamed about doing: Moving to another country and making "mad cash."
What's in the Bag?
Driver: Adams Fast 12 LS 8.5 Woods: TaylorMade RB2 3 Wood, Titleist 910 17 Hybrid Irons: Mizuno MP-59, Mizuno MP-T4 56 and 52 wedges Putter: Odyssey White Hot No. 2 Ball: Titleist Pro V1x