Senior Cory Whitsett aims to capture medalist honors for the fourth straight year
Arrives at the University of Alabama as the nation's No. 1-ranked junior golfer ... won the 2012 Junior PLAYERS Championship and the Junior PGA ... could be an instant contributor for the Crimson Tide.
No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings and first in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings ... a Rolex Junior All-American ... won the 2012 Junior PGA Championship (70-67-72/209) and Junior Players Championship (69-72-64-70/275)... was a member of the United States Junior Ryder Cup team in 2012 ... runner-up at the 2013 Terra Cotta Invitational and the 2012 American Junior Golf Association Polo Junior Golf Classic ... three-time Alabama High School Athletic Association 5A state champion (2010, 2012 and 2013) ... one of four players ever to be a three-time Alabama state champion, along with current Tide teammates Bobby Wyatt (only four-time winner) and William Sellers, along with former Alabama All-American Hunter Hamrick ... won the 2013 state title with the lowest 36-hole score in the tournament's history (133) ... his round of 63 in the 2012 Sub State at Arrowhead Country Club is the second-lowest round in state history during high school sanctioned events ... a four-time winner of his age group at the Future Masters ... finished 15th in the stroke-play portion of the 2012 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills (Englewood, Colo.) and was a round-of-64 winner in match play before bowing out in the round of 32. ... also qualified for the 2013 U.S. Amateur, missing the cut by one shot ... reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S. Public Links Championship, falling to Michael Kim, 1 up ... tied for seventh at the 2013 Western Amateur Championship ... finished second at the Alabama State Amateur ... tied for second at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley ... finished fourth at the 2011 FootJoy Invitational and second at the 2010 AJGA Junior at Steelwood.
Son of Robert and Deby Shelton ... has three sisters, Haley, Heather and Hunter ... undecided on a major at Alabama.