OUTLOOK Arrived at the University of Alabama as the nation's No. 1-ranked junior golfer and enters the NCAA Championships play in 2013-14 as the National Freshman of the Year (Phil Mickelson Award) ... won the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational and the Puerto Rico Classic ... ranked No. 2 in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and No. 3 the last Golfstat.com Head-to-Head Player Rankings ... 2014 SEC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year ... first team All-American ... has not finished lower than 17th in his collegiate career ... selected to participate in the 2014 Palmer Cup for the United States ... qualified for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 ... won the 2012 Junior PLAYERS Championship and the Junior PGA.
2014-15 (SOPHOMORE) Started all four tournaments during the fall season for the Crimson Tide ... led the team with a 70.00 scoring average ... put together seven rounds of par or lower and finished in the top-10 in all four tournaments ... ranked as the 11th-best collegiate golfer in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... was the Crimson Tide's top finisher in three of four tournaments during the fall season ... 12 of 12 rounds counted toward the team score ... opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Carpet Capital Collegiate stringing together under-par rounds of 69-68-69 to finish 10-under 206 ... tied for sixth at the Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational at 6-over 216 ... added his 10th top-five career finish of his career at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate by finishing tied for third at 3-under 213 ... led the Crimson Tide to its first team victory of the season at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate as he was the top UA individual finishing fourth at 5-under 205 with rounds of 66-70-69.
2013-14 (FRESHMAN) Finished his true freshman season ranked No. 2 in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and No. 3 the last Golfstat.com Head-to-Head Player Rankings ... selected at the Phil Mickelson Award winner as the National Freshman of the Year, joining Justin Thomas (2012) as the only Alabama players to win the award ... named the 2014 SEC Player of the Year and SEC Freshman of the Year ... first team All-American by PING and Golfweek ... named to the 2014 All-Nicklaus team ... first team All-SEC and a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award ... finished tied for third at the NCAA Championships, which was the best finish for an Alabama player since Jerry Pate posted a runner-up showing in 1975 ... selected to the 2014 United States Palmer Cup team ... recorded eight top-five finishes in 12 events, including co-medalist honors at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational and the Puerto Rico Classic ... 25 of his 36 rounds were at par or lower with 16 rounds in the 60s ... finished above par in only two tournaments with seven events under par and three at par ... finished 31 strokes under par for the season (-.86 strokes per round) with a team- and SEC-low 70.14 scoring average ... the 70-14 scoring average is the lowest in school history while the -0.86 average in relation to par is second-best at the Capstone ... finished third at the SEC Championship, posting a 10-under 200 ... became the second Crimson Tide player in school history top open his career with a victory, earning co-medalist honors at the OFCC Fighting Illini Invitational at even-par 210 ... then shared medalist honors once again at the Puerto Rico Classic at 12-under 204 ... tied for first at the Linger Longer Invitational, but fell in a playoff after shooting 9-under 207 ... tied for fourth at the Jerry pate National Intercollegiate carding a 1-under 209 (70-72-67) ... 13th at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, carding rounds of 71-69-76 for an even-par 216 ... finished 14th at the Gifford Collegiate (73-69-68/210) ... third at the SMU Querencia Cabo Collegiate with a 1-under 212 (73-69-68) ... tied for 17th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (72-74-77/223), where his 7-over-par total was the lone over-par finish of his collegiate career ... tied for fifth at the Mason Rudolph Championship, firing rounds of 71-71-67 for a 1-under 212 ... opened 75-73 at the NCAA Auburn Regional but finished with a 3-under 69 to tie for 13th at 1-over 217 ... carded rounds of 72-65-68 en route to a tie for third place at the NCAA Championships, just one stroke out of a playoff for medalist honors ... fell behind in all three match play rounds only to play flawless golf down the stretch each time and go 3-0 helping the Crimson Tide Capture its second straight NCAA Championship and advance to the program's third straight NCAA Finals ... opened match play with a come-from-behind win over SMU's Andrew Buchanan, 2 up ... rallied in the semifinals to defeat LSU's Stewart Jolly 2 and 1 ... Shelton was 2 down through 12 holes in his finals match against Oklahoma State's freshman Zachary Olsen ... he got back to 1 down by winning the 13th with birdie and pulled all square with another birdie on the 14th ... after halving the 15th with birdie, Shelton birdied the 16th to take his first lead of the match ... the par-5 17th was halved with birdie ... with Shelton in the first cut of rough and Olsen laying two seven feet below the hole, Shelton stroked an iron 12 feet past the hole then drained the downhill put for birdie and the 1-up win ... he birdied the final three holes, six of the final seven and nine of the last 13 ... Shelton's scorecard read 63 while Olsen's read 64.
PERSONAL INFORMATION Son of Robert and Deby Shelton ... has three sisters, Haley, Heather and Hunter ... undecided on a major at Alabama.