Men's Golf
Reid Bedell - Men's Golf - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Fair Haven, N.J.
  • Previous School USC Upstate
  • Major High Performance Coaching
  • High school Rumson-Fair Haven

2020-2021 (Graduate Student): Made six starts for the Wildcats in his lone season with the team … Logged a 73.39 stroke average … Tied for 10th in his first event with the Blue and White at the Kiawah Invitational … His round of 66 during the second round was a career-low score … Finished the tournament at 6-under par with a 210 mark … Tied for 24th at the LSU Invitational … Placed in a tie for 57th at the SEC Championship … Had a pair of 73s in that tournament … Fired six par-or-better rounds in 2020-21 … Had 16.5 of his 18 rounds played count towards the team’s score.

2019-2020 (Senior at USC Upstate): Ranked No. 78 nationally becoming just the third Spartan ever to crack the National Top-100 … Earned a spot on the PING All-Southeast Region Team, becoming the first Spartan in the Division I era to be named to the list … A two-time Big South Golfer of the Week and led both the Big South Conference and team with a 70.31 scoring average … The mark also set a new school record … Carded a 66 in the second round of the Sea Best Invitational which tied for the fourth lowest round in the Big South … Tied for the Conference lead with four top-10 finishes … Led the team with a trio of top-five finishes and he earned co-medalist honors at the USC Upstate One Day Invitational. 
2018-19 (Junior at USC Upstate): Appeared in 10 events playing in 27 rounds his junior season … Ranked third on the team in stroke average with a 73.41 and had a season low 68 shot second round in the Big South Men’s Golf Championship … Had three top-10 finishes that included a sixth place finish at the Big South Men’s Golf Championship, a 10th place finish at the Wofford Invitational and a 10th place finish at the Southern Intercollegiates.
2017-18 (Sophomore at USC Upstate):  Was one of three players to play in all 27 rounds and 10 events … Ranked second on the team with a 75.15 stroke average … Compiled 24 rounds with scores in the 70’s or better … Posted the lowest round of the season with a 5-under 67 during the third round of the East Bay Deli Classic … Recorded one top-five and two top-10 finishes … Tied for fourth at the East Bay Deli Classic … Added a tie for 11th place finish at the season-opening Bridgestone Stroke Play.
2016-17 (Freshman at Lafayette): Earned co-champion honors at the Navy Fall Classic finishing at 3-under par 68 … Added a top-10 finish at the Towson Spring Invitational … Earned a 23rd place showing at the 2017 Patriot League Championships.
Personal: Son of Donald and Paige Bedell … Has two siblings, Donald and Lily … Born on Oct. 2 … Earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in English at USC Upstate … Pursing a certificate in high performance coaching at Kentucky …  Father played football at Rutgers … Sister played lacrosse at Lafayette … Competing for UK as a fifth-year graduate student after earning an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2019-20 season.

Bedell’s Career Stats

 Year  Tournaments  Rounds  Strokes  Average  Low Round
 2016-17  11  22  1,655  75.23  67
 2017-18  10  27  2,029  75.15  67
 2018-19      10  27  1,982  73.41  68
 2019-20  6  16  1,125  70.31  66
 2020-21  6  18  1,321  73.39  66
 Career  43  110  8,112  73.75  66
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