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    SEC GOLFERS OF THE WEEK (March 27, 2013)
     
    MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK – Cory Whitsett, Alabama, Junior– Houston, Texas
     
    The lefty from Houston won his fourth-career medalist honor with a one-shot win over Georgia’s Nicholas Reach and South Florida’s Richard James at the Linger Longer Invitational. 
    It was Whitsett’s third straight medalist honor at the Linger Longer Invitational, having won in each of his three seasons at the Capstone. 
    Whitsett shot 7-under-par 137 with rounds of 67 and 70 in the weather-shortened event.
    He was one-shot behind with two holes to play in the final round, but posted birdies on No. 17 and No. 18 to claim the win.
    It was Whitsett’s fourth-career tournament victory, which moved him into a tie for fourth in school history with Jerry Pate and Bud Cauley.
    He ranks eighth in the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and is second on the team with a 71.15 scoring average (-7 for the year).
     
    WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK – Emily Tubert, Arkansas, Junior— Burbank, Calif.

    Won the LSU Tiger Golf Classic shooting even par with a 216 (72-72-72).  Played in cold and windy (25-30 mph) conditions in final round
    Final round 72 tied for the lowest of the day
    Won by five strokes
    Second medalist honor of the season and fifth of her career
    Named Golfweek.com Player of the week
    Paced No. 8 Arkansas to seventh top five finish and first team title of the year
    Led the tournament field in par four scoring playing them even
    Tied for second in the tournament field with 11 birdies and tied for fifth with 32 pars
    As a team, the Razorbacks lead the field in par four scoring and birdies, ranked third in par five scoring and pars and was tied for third in par three scoring
    Helped the Razorbacks earn Golfweek.com Team of the Week.
     
    WOMEN’S FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK – Kailey Walsh , Georgia – Boca Raton, Fla.

    Finished the at the LSU Golf Classic after finishing the 54-hole event at   7-over 223.
    Fired a 5-under 67 in the second round, a career-low loop and also equaling the third-best round in Georgia Golf history.
    The only freshman to finish among the top-10 individuals at the LSU Golf Classic.
    Her second-round 67 was the low loop of all 79 golfers in the tournament field.
    Was Georgia's top individual finisher for the second consecutive tournament.
    Continued her strong spring showing, which also includes a top-20 finish at the FSU Match-Up Tournament.
    Has posted a 75.11 stroke average this spring, more than a full shot better her fall average.