March 25, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The second-ranked Alabama men's golf was named the Golfweek Team of the Week and Cory Whitsett was selected as the publication's Player of the Week following the Linger Longer Invitational this past weekend.
It was the second straight week the Crimson Tide has been honored by Golfweek as a team and the second consecutive week an Alabama golfer was named the National Player of the Week (Justin Thomas on March 18).
The Crimson Tide posted a 16-shot victory to claim victory at the Linger Longer Invitational for the third straight year at 16-under-par 560. The event was shortened to 36 holes due to weather delays. UA fired rounds of 281 and 279 for the team's fourth victory of the season.
Alabama is ranked second in the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. The Crimson Tide has won three of four events this spring with a runner-up finish at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.
Cory Whitsett, from Houston, Texas, was named the Golfweek National Player of the Week after shooting 7-under-par 137 for a one-shot win over Georgia's Nicholas Reach and South Florida's Richard James. He was one-shot behind with two holes to play, but posted birdies on No. 17 and No. 18 to claim his third consecutive medalist honor at the Linger Longer Invitational.
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. Whitsett ranks eighth in the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and is second on the team with a 71.15 scoring average. He is a cumulative 7-under-par for the season.
Alabama returns to action on April 6-7, at the Aggie Invitational, hosted by Texas A&M at The Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas.
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