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Thomas Bradshaw
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Thomas Bradshaw 824250
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbia, SC
High School: A.C. Flora
Major: Marketing
Experience: 3 Letters


Overview: Only senior on the Clemson team in 2013-14...part time starter as a freshman and full time starter as a sophomore...veteran of 17 tournaments entering his senior year...had eight career rounds in the 60s and 13 career under-par rounds, second among active Tigers...helped Clemson to NCAA Tournament in 2011-12, he played 10 of the 11 events...best putter on the team and in some stats one of the best in the nation in 2011-12...third in the nation in fewest putts/round with 28.52...also ranked first in the nation in birdie conversion and first in fewest putts on greens in regulation...even though he had the fifth best stroke average on the team as sophomore, he had the most birdies with 111...has finished in the Elite Eight of North-South Amateur twice in his career, including runner-up in 2012 summer...was a big factor in Clemson's turnaround late in 2010-11...only first-year freshman on the 2010-11 Clemson team...from an athletic family, his father, Bill, was a starting quarterback at South Carolina and his mother, Sheri, was a cheerleader at Clemson...mother was also Miss South Carolina and runner up Miss America...Thomas had 64 in final round at Furman in 2011, helping Tigers to the team title...that was low round of the year by a Clemson player...a 2009 AJGA honorable mention All-American...won 12 tournaments over his last three years as a junior player...brother of  former Clemson golfer Brewer Bradshaw, they were first brother combination on the Clemson golf team since 2003 when the Duncan Brothers (Brian and Ben) were on Clemson's National Championship team...his sister is on the Georgia women's team.

Summer 2013: Had a very active summer...played in Palmetto Amateur, Sunnehanna, Rice Planters and Dogwood Amateur in June alone...finished 47th at Sunnehanna, he had third round 69 that was among the best rounds in that national field that day...finished 19th at Rice Planters with three under par 213...finished strong with a 68 in third round...also played in Players Amateur and Porter Cup...had outstanding performance in US Amateur Qualifier, he had rounds of 70-69 to finish at five under pr 139...tied for third, he was an alternate from the site in Columbia, SC...finished 21st at South Carolina Amateur...got off to great start with rounds of 71-69.

In 2012-13: Played in two events, both in the spring...finished 51st at Puerto Rico Classic with 224 total...then finished 56th at Cleveland Golf...had second round 73, his best round of the spring...his score counted in four of six rounds...had 18 birdies for his six rounds...averaged just 27.5 putts per round, best on the team.

Summer 2012: Had strong summer that included reaching the finals of the North-South Amateur...finished fourth in the stroke play qualifier with a 210 score, then won three straight matches to reach final, where he lost 4 and 3 to Pete Williamson...also won the Rice Planters with a brilliant 20-under par score of 268...had rounds of 66-68-67-67...also finished strong 12th at the Jones Cup in February.

2011-12: Had the odd combination of leading the team in birdies, but finished fifth in stroke average...had 10 under-par rounds, including seven rounds in the 60s, second on the team...his score counted in 25 of 30 rounds and he had the best score of the day eight times, third best on the team...averaged 28.52 putts per round, third best in the nation and first on the team...struggled in the fall without a top 40 finish in the three fall  events he played, then had seven top 40s, every event, in the spring...much improved in the spring over the fall, he had 76.0 average in the fall and 72.19 average in the spring...had sixth-place at Puerto Rico and that might have been his best event of the year considering the strength of the field...had 69 in first round and 68 in last round for sixth place and 212 score...had strong 14th place at USC Aiken, then finished fourth at Furman with 209 score, his best tournament score of the year...had two more rounds in the 60s at the Augusta State Invitational...that gave him six rounds in the 60s in his first 12 rounds of the spring...highlight of fall was opening round 69 at the Jerry Pate, second best round of the day by a Tiger...had 111 birdies to lead the team by one over McCuen Elmore...had 73.5 average in first round and 73.2 in the last round...named to the Clemson Academic Honor roll and the ACC All-Academic team.

Summer 2011: Had two top 10 finishes, plus an Elite Eight finish at the North-South Amateur at Pinehurst #2...started the summer with 10th place finish at The Rice Planters, he shot an 11-under-par 277 for his four rounds, including 67-68 in the middle two rounds...shot under par all four rounds...then reached the third round of the North-South Amateur, he had a 2 &1 win over Tyler Sheppard and a 2&1 win over Harrison Ashworth, before losing in the third round to Brad Schneider 1-up...finished 44th at Carolina's Amateur, then finished strong at the South Carolina Amateur with a ninth-place showing...had 291 score for the four rounds, +3 for his four rounds.

In 2010-11: Fifth on the Clemson team in stroke average as a freshman with 74.07 average...did not play in the fall or the first two tournaments of the Spring, he was to be red-shirted...Coach Penley took the red-shirt off for the USC-Aiken Cleveland Classic and his score counted two of the three rounds as the number-five player...shot an even-par 72 in his first career round at Palmetto Country Club...in second career tournament he led the Tigers to team victory at Furman Invitational with a 209 score, seven-under-par...that was the low 54-hole tournament by a Clemson golfer  for the year and best score vs. par...finished third at the tournament overall, he had rounds of 72-73-64...the 64 was best by a Clemson player for the year and tied the Clemson record for the best final round score in school history...he tied record held by D.J. Trahan and John Engler so he is in pretty good company...shot a 30 on the back side that day...tied the Furman Invitational record for the lowest score in any round with that 64...Jodie Mudd of Georgia Southern (1981) and Matt Peterson of Georgia (1988) also had 64s at the Furman Invitational...Bradshaw finished third at Furman overall...had second round 70 at Augusta State Invitational, the low round of the day by a Tiger...had 71 in second round at ACC Tournament, he helped Tigers to 282 team score that day...shot a seven-over-par  223 at the NCAA Tournament, his score counted in two of the three rounds, including an even-par 72 in the opening round...had five rounds at par of better out of his 15 rounds for the Tigers as a freshman...his score counted towards Clemson's team score in nine of 15 rounds, Clemson's number-five player had counted  just four of the first 18 team rounds in 2010-11...had 4.69 stroke average on par five holes, best on the Clemson team in 2010-11.

Before Clemson: All-Area player of the year at the 3A level...finished fourth individually at the 2010 South Carolina 3A Championship, his high school won the team competition...finished fifth at the Southern Cross...Capital City Classic Champion in 2010...had eight wins and five other top five finishes in 2009...won AJGA Woodward Video, Jr. at The Greenbrier...state 3A Champion, Capital City Classic Champion, Sunshine Junior Champion, high school region champion...also took FCWT Duke Open Championship...member of Can/Am team that won the team title...also played in Carolinas/Virginia team match...runner-up at 2009 Azalea Junior and third place at AJGA Heritage Classic...honorable mention AJGA Rolex Junior All-American...3A All-State selection and the 3A Player of the year...three-time Can/Am Team Match veteran...ranked 37th in AJGA Polo Rankings in June of 2010...South Carolina Junior Champion in 2008 when he was 11-under-par and won by seven shots...3A Player-of-the-Year in 2009 and 2008 for state of South Carolina...three-time all-state...averaged 72.15 for the year as a senior...ranked second in final 2009 Heritage Classic Foundation South Carolina Junior rankings...3A State individual champion in 2009, his high school team won the team title as well...3A Player-of-the-Year in South Carolina as a sophomore...made all-state team in 2007 and 2008 as well as 2009.

Personal: Majoring in Pre-business at Clemson...son of Bill and Sheri Bradshaw and brother of former Clemson golfer Brewer Bradshaw...Sheri was runner-up Miss America in 1985 and father was quarterback at South Carolina...born Jan. 10, 1992.

Bradshaw Personality Profile
Favorite Current Professional Golfer: Tiger Woods
Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: Lebron James
Favorite Clemson Golfer of All-time: Charles Warren 
Favorite Course I have Played:  Seminole
Favorite Golf Hole: #17 at Oakmont
Toughest Course I have played: Oakmont
My Best Shot Ever: Double eagle in the Carolinas Jr on #2 at the Dye course at Colleton River   
My Best All-time Round (score and where): 64 in the final round of the 2011 Furman Invitational
The Best Part of My Game is: Putting
My Favorite Club: Putter   
The Part of the Game I Must Improve is: Distance control and pitching   
The Biggest Influence on My Golf Career has been: My Dad  
My Dream Foursome Includes Myself and: My brother Brewer, Tiger Woods, and Jack Nicklaus


T. Bradshaw All-Time Hole in One Shots
Spring Valley Country Club

T. Bradshaw Tournament-by-Tournament, 2010-11
Date Tournament
3/7-8 USCA Cleveland Classic
3/18-20 Furman
4/2-3 Augusta State
4/22-24 ACC Tournament
5/19-21 NCAA Regional

T. Bradshaw Tournament-by-Tournament, 2011-12
Date Tournament
9/9-11 Carpet Classic
10/3-4 Jerry Pate
10/14-16 Bank of Tennessee
2/19-21 Puerto Rico Classic
3/5-6 USC Aiken
3/16-18 Furman 71-69-69 -7 209 4
3/31-4/1 Augusta State 78-69-68 E 216 30
4/9-10 Woodlands 73-70-74 +1 220 32
4/20-22 ACC 70-74-76 +4 220 32
5/17-19 NCAA Regional 74-77-74 +9 225 39

T. Bradshaw Career Stats
Top 10
2011-12 10 30 2200 7 21 10 - 73.33 2 68 209
Totals 15 45 3311 8 30 13 2 73.53 3 64 209

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