Two-day tournament begins Monday at The Club at Porto Cima in Sunrise Beach, Mo.
Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
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.
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 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