Golf Coaches Association honors multiple Georgia Tech golfers for the 12th time
With spring semester in the rear-view mirror, Whaley and the Yellow Jackets have no worries but playing the best golf they can in post-season
Tech looks for a boost this weekend from senior Whaley as the Yellow Jackets begin ramping up for the ACC Tournament next month
Rising senior golfer Vincent Whaley has gotten off to a good start this summer in preparing for a big senior year
Veteran Yellow Jacket golfers both named to team for the second time
Images from round 2 of the 2017 ACC Men's Golf Championship, Saturday, April 22, 2017.
First-round play from Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, S.C., April 21, 2017
Georgia Tech golf competes in the final round of the 2017 Clemson Invitational
Georgia Tech golf during the second round of the 2017 Clemson Invitational at The Cliffs at Keowee Falls
Georgia Tech golf in the final round of the Maui Jim Intercollegiate, Maribel Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Career Notes: Solid four-year contributor to the Tech lineup with a pair of tournament victories and five total top-10 finished in 33 career events ... Compiled a 72.70 stroke average over 92 career rounds ... Followed a string of Texans to Tech - Matt Weibring (1999-02), Troy Matteson (2000-03) and Paul Haley (2008-11) - who earned All-America recognition at Georgia Tech and went on to earn PGA Tour cards ... Made the ACC Academic Honor Roll each year at Tech ... Long hitter who plays well when he matches length and accuracy ... Spent lot of time in past year working on full swing.
2016-17: Tournament Results
Played in seven events, including each of the last five through the NCAA Stanford Regional ... Posted a 72.57 stroke average in 21 rounds ... Four top-20 finishes, including a tie for 20th at the Seminole Intercollegiate (212, -4, low score this year) and a tie for 11th at the Clemson Invitational ... Tech's highest finisher at the ACC Championship (T-15)... Had a 69.7 stroke average in the final round of the seven events he played, and is ranked No. 177 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index (No. 201 in Golfstat) ... Earned early-season status on the MacKenzie Tour for 2017 after tying for 20th in the tour's qualifying school in Florida the weekend of April 14.
2016 Summer Highlights: Four top-10 finishes in top amateur events, including a tie for eighth place t the Western Amateur, where he advanced to match play ... Tied for eighth place at the Monroe Invitational, tied for seventh at the Northeast Amateur, finished solo 10th at the Porter Cup.
2015-16: Tournament Results
Named an All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America ... Tech's top performer throughout the year, earning a spot on the GCAA All-East Region team ... Won the Clemson Invitational for his second career victory and earning three other top-10 finishes ... Tied for ninth in the Princeton Invitational ... Also tied for fifth at the Amer Ari Invitational to begin the spring ... Tied for 25th in the ACC Championship (218, +2) and tied for 17th at the NCAA Tucson Regional (216, E) ... Recorded a final round of 67 to finish T-3 at the DICK's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup (-4) in the fall ... Led the Jackets in stroke average (72.16 over 31 rounds) and winning percentage (72.2) ... Ranked 81st nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, 107th by Golfstat.
2015 Summer Highlights: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur by finishing fourth at Capital City Club Crabapple Course ... Had a trio of top-15 finishes in key amateur events, tying for 9th at the Monroe Invitational in Pittsford, N.Y. (+3), tying for 8th at the Southeastern Amateur in Columbus, Ga. (-7), and tying for 12th at the Porter Cup in Lewiston, N.Y.
2014-15: Tournament Results
Played in 10 events, never finishing lower than a tie for 49th, including a T33 at the NCAA Championship, Tech's top finisher ... Co-medalist at the Robert Kepler Invitational this spring, and tied for 11th at the Mason Rudolph Championship the week before ... T36 at the ACC Championship, lowest finisher for Tech, but birdied both playoff holes to help the Jackets win ... Tied for 23rd playing as an individual at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, and tied for 29th at the DICK'S Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup (middle rounds of 69 and 68) ... Routed Jordan Janico, 8 & 7, in the match play Conference Challenge portion of the event ... T46 at the U.S. Collegiate Championship, closing with a 69 ... Had a 73.10 stroke average over 31 rounds.
2014 Summer Highlights: Finished T4 in his U.S. Amateur Public Links qualifier (-4) ... T19 at The Dogwood at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta (-10), T21 at the Players Amateur in Bluffton, S.C. (-2), T28 at the U.S. Amateur qualifier in Eatonton, Ga., T66 at the Monroe Invitational in Rumford, R.I.
2013-14: Tournament Results
Played in two events as an individual in the fall, tying for 55th at the Brickyard Collegiate and 65th at the United states Collegiate Championship ... Best round was his opening 70 at the USCC.
Junior Golf: Ranked No. 36 overall (all classes) and 14th in his class following spring of 2013 on the Junior Golf Scoreboard, with one top-10 and one top-20 finish in five events ... In 2012, had a pair of top 10 finishes in five junior events, and qualified for match play at the U.S. Junior Amateur, where he won his first-round match ... Won a pair of junior events in 2011 and has nine other top-10 finishes while rising as high as 20th in his class in the American Junior Golf Association rankings ... Logged five top-10 finishes in 2010, three in 2009 and seven in 2008.
High School: Four-year letterwinner and two-year team captain for coach Jerry Crumpton at McKinney Boyd High School ... Helped Boyd win the district championship four times, and finished second individually in the 5A state championship in 2013 ... First-team all-state in 2013, second team in 2011, all-district choice three times (2011, 2012, 2013).
Personal: Full name is Vincent Charles Whaley ... Born March 14, 1995 in Lexington, Ky. ... Son of Mike and Michelle Whaley ... Took up golf at age 4 ... Majoring in business administration.