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.