OUTLOOK: Cory Whitsett came to Alabama as one of the most sought after recruits in the nation and has looked the part during his first two years on campus ... No. 8 in 2012-13 Golfweek's preseason top-10 indviduals ... left-hander who has started every tournament for the Crimson Tide in his first two seasons ... was second on the team in 2011 with a 71.39 scoring average, which was an Alabama rookie record at the time ... second again in 2012 with a 71.38 average ... boasts a 71.39 career-scoring average in 72 career rounds, which ranks second in school history to only Bud Cauley ... his plus-.14 average to par is third in the UA annals ... twice a first-team All-SEC choice ... a consensus second-team All-American in 2010-11 and 2011-12 ... was named to the All-Mickelson Team that honors the nation's top freshmen in 2011 ... possesses a great all-around golf game ... three career individual titles with wins at the 2011 and 2012 Linger Longer Invitational and the 2011 Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic ... a three-time U.S. Amateur participant, qualifying in 2007, 2011 and 2012 ... a talented ball striker that does everything well ... very accurate off the tee.
2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): As a sophomore Whitsett picked right up where he left off as a freshman ... ranked 13th nationally in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and 20th in the Golfstat Cup ... consensus second-team All-American by PING and Golfweek ... first-team All-SEC selection ... won the NCAA Elite 89 Award, presented to the student-athlete with the highest GPA at the NCAA Championships ... also earned SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades ... second on the team with a 71.38 scoring average (2,784 strokes over 39 rounds) and sixth in the SEC ... captured medalist honors twice in 2011-12 with wins at the 2011 Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic and the 2012 Linger Longer Invitational, both coming in playoffs ... 24 rounds of par or better and 11 rounds in the 60s ... tied his school record of 8-under-par at the Linger Longer Invitational, where he shot a final-round 64 to qualify for a playoff, then made three birdies and an eagle to capture medalists honors ... had five top-10 finishes with a tie for third place at the Schenkel Invitational, where he carded a season-low 12-under-par 204 and a third-place showing at the NCAA Athens Regional ... opened the season with a 1-under-par showing at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, where he tied for 14th after rounds of 75, 70 and 70 ... tied for 36th at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational at 223 ... carded a 219 at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate at the Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills to tie for 21st ... posted a top-20 at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational with rounds of 72, 73 and 76 for a 5-over 221 ... beat the top field in collegiate golf at the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic with a 7-under-par total of 206 after rounds of 69, 69 and 68 ... opened the spring with a tie for 19th at the Puerto Rico Classic, shooting even-par 216 ... tied for 11th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters at 3-over 219 ... shot 67, 65 and 72 at the Schenkel ... with the win at the Linger Longer, and including the four-hole playoff, he shot 13-under par in the final round with a double eagle, two eagles and seven birdies (one bogey) in 22 holes of golf ... named the Golfweek National Player of the Week for his efforts ... tied for 29th at the Gary Koch Invitational with a 6-over 222 ... narrowly missed a top-10 showing at the SEC Championship, tying for 11th with a 1-over-par 211 with rounds of 71, 70 and 70 as the Tide won its third SEC Championship ... finished third behind teammates Justin Thomas and Bobby Wyatt at the NCAA Athens Regional ... shot 5-under-par 208 with rounds of 68, 69 and 71 as the Tide won the regional and qualified for NCAA Championships ... tied for fourth during the stroke play portion of the 2012 NCAA Men's Golf Championships at 1-under-par 212 ... carded rounds of 73, 68 and 71 ... in match play, he helped the Crimson Tide defeat Kent State in the quarterfinals with a 5 and 4 win over the Golden Flashes' Kyle Kmiecik ... defeated Cal's Brandon Hagy 2 and 1 in the semifinals and lost to Texas' Dylan Frittelli 1 up on the final hole in the NCAA final.
2010-11 (FRESHMAN): He finished second on the team with a 71.39 stroke average and four top-five finishes, including a win at the Linger Longer Invitational ... a consensus second-team All-American by Golfweek and PING (GCAA) ... selected to the All-Mickelson Team and named to the Golfweek All-Freshman Team ... finished 15th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and 16th in the Golfstat Cup standings ... fourth in the SEC in scoring average ... finished in the top six in four of his final five tournaments ... shot 11 rounds under par (out of 33) and had eight rounds in the 60s, including a low of 64 in the first round of the Linger Longer Invitational ... top fall finish was a tie for fifth at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational and the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate ... did not finished outside the top-20 as a freshman ... opened the season with a tie for 12th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, helping the Tide claim the team title ... shot even-under-par 216 with rounds of 69, 73 and 74 ... tied for 20th at the Olympia Field Fighting Illini Invitational at 5-over-par 215 ... tied for 16th at the Jerry Pate Invitational with a 5-over-par total of 215 ... fired rounds of 71, 74 and 73 to lead Alabama to the team title at the prestigious Isleworth Collegiate Invitational ... finished strong at the Puerto Rico Classic with a final-round 68 to help the Tide capture their third tournament title of the season and tied for 16th at 1-under-par 215 ... shot an opening-round 76 at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate, but quickly bounced back with a career-low 65 in the second round and carded a 71 in the final round to finish at 2-over-par 212 and tie for fifth ... won the Linger Longer Invitational by edging teammate Bud Cauley by one stroke ... shot a career-low 13-under-par 203 with rounds of 64, 68 and 71 ... tied for third at the Insperity ASU Invitational carding rounds of 69, 72 and 69 ... tied for sixth at the SEC Championship at 2-over-par 212 with a second-round 68 ... posted a late flurry in the opening round of the NCAA Central Regional to shoot 73, then carded back-to-back even-par 71s to finish tied for 16th as the Crimson Tide advanced to the NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla. ... opened with two solid rounds at his first NCAA Championship, carding a 1-over 73 and a 1-under 71 in the second round ... finished tied for 56th at 9-over 225.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Whitsett's crowning achievement as a junior was winning the 2007 United States Junior Amateur Championship at the age of 15 ... one of only five players in the history of that event to win at such a young age ... participated in the 2007 United States Amateur Championship at The Olympic Club ... ranked No. 6 in the 2010 Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Performance Index ... ranked 21st in Golfweek's men's top-100 amateur rankings ... two-time EA Sports boys golf All-American ... National High School Coaches Association selected him as the 2010 National High School Senior Athlete of the Year for men's golf ... won the 2008 Rolex Tournament of Champions and the 2008 Western Junior Championship ... was the 2008 5A Texas State Champion for Memorial High School in Houston and the runner-up in 2009 ... tied for the state title in 2010 in a rain-shortened tournament ... 2010 runner-up at the Terra Cotta Invitational at the Naples National Golf Club ... named a Rolex All-American as a sophomore in high school.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Cory is the son of Jeff and Mary Ann Whitsett ... low-completive round was a 61 at the Wilderness Golf Club in Jackson, Texas ... majoring in business at Alabama.