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Wes Durham sat down with Georgia Tech senior golfer James White to discuss the team's fourth straight ACC Championship and more
Three-time All-ACC choice, the 9th Tech player to accomplish that, and a two-time All-American ... Shared the 2012 Byron Nelson Award as the nation's top senior player ... Earned a spot on the United States team for the 2012 Palmer Cup ... Named a first-team All-American and a third-team All-American in 2012 ... Named GCAA All-America Scholar in 2011 and 2012 ... Highest ranked junior player from Georgia to enroll at Tech since Roberto Castro ... Came on to be a solid member of Tech's team in the spring of his freshman year and played in all but two events since then ... Became the first Tech player ever to participate on four ACC Championship teams (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) ... Ranked No. 28 in the world and No. 11 in the U.S. among amateur players at the end of the summer of 2011 ... Graduated with his degree in Management on May 5, 2012 and was named one of the recipients of an ACC Postgraduate Scholarship ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll four times.
2011-12: All-ACC for the third time in his career ... Third-team All-American by the GCAA and by Golfweek magazine, and an All-America Scholar for the second time ... Became Georgia Tech's third recipient of the Byron Nelson Award as the nation's top collegiate senior ... Named to the U.S. team for the Palmer Cup ... ACC Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second time ... Second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American ... Enjoyed a fine senior campaign with five top-5 finishes in 10 team events ... Finished out of the top 20 only twice ... The nation's 23rd-ranked player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and in the Golfstat Cup rankings ... Compiled a 726-126 head-to-head record, 97-68 against the nation's top 100 players, 49-47 against the top 50 ... Led Tech and ranked 3rd in the ACC with a 71.24 stroke average over 33 rounds ... Finished 4th at the Western Refining All-America Classic, 4th at the Amer Ari Invitational, 3rd at the Puerto Rico Classic, 3rd at the Seminole Intercollegiate, 27th at the Barona Collegiate Cup, 5th at the Gary Koch Invitational and T16 at the ACC Championship in the spring ... In 42 career events, had 28 top-20 finishes, 17 top-10 finishes, nine top-5s and two victories ... Career stroke average of 72.4 over 123 rounds, with 62 rounds at par or under ... Steadily improved over his career from 74.8 as a freshman, to 72.4 as a sophomore, to 71.6 as a junior, to 71.2 as a senior ... Head-to-head winning percentage of 86.5 over the last two years, 73.8 for his career.
2011 Summer Highlights: Exempt into stroke play field for U.S. Amateur in Erin, Wis., as one of the world's top 50 amateurs ... Also exempt into the Nationwide Tour event July 21-24 in Columbus, Ohio ... Finished 2nd at the Northeast Amateur in Rumford, R.I. (264, -12) ... Tied for 5th at the Players Amateur in Hilton Head, S.C. (280, -8) ... Tied for 8th at the Sunnehanna Amateur in Johnstown, Pa. (276, -4)
2010-11: First-team All-American and an All-ACC choice who was dominant after a slow start in Tech's first two fall events ... Also named to the GCAA's All-Nicklaus Team (comprising the top 24 performers from all levels of collegiate golf) ... Named an All-America Scholar by the GCAA and the ACC Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... The nation's 14th-ranked player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, 11th in the Golfstat Cup rankings ... Finished in the top 10 in nine events, winning twice, and was the Jackets' top finisher in seven tournaments ... Shot an opening 62 and won the USCC by seven strokes (12-under 204) ... Won the Puerto Rico Classic with three sub-70 rounds (10-under 206) ... Tied for 8th at the NCAA Championship, tied for 2nd at the NCAA East Regional ... Third in the ACC and second on the team with a 71.56 stroke average in 32 rounds ... Improved by almost two strokes over his sophomore year ... Shot closing 68 in four of his last six events ... Had a 765-107 overall head-to-head record, and was 55-41-7 against the nation's top 50 players.
2009-10: All-ACC performer who was the nation's 54th-ranked player according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, 64th in Golfstat ... Finished with the team's third-best stroke average at 72.39, which ranks sixth in the ACC ... Spring norm was 72.67, second-best on the team, and his final-round average of 71.09 was best on the team and ranked 26th nationally ... Had seven top-20 finishes, two of those in the top 10, in 11 events ... High finish was T6 at the Mauna Lani Invitational, and had a T7 at the Linger Longer Invitational ... Has a 713-237-40 against all Division I competitors, and an 98-81-6 mark against those ranked in the nation's top 100 ... Twelve rounds of par or better, five under 70 ... 17th in the nation in birdie conversion, 3rd in putts on greens in regulation (GIR), 19th in putting par, 22nd in fewest three-putt holes.
2008-09: Participated in nine events, eight for the team ... Averaged 74.78 strokes over 27 rounds, and counted for the team in 19 of 24 rounds in team events ... Held the second-highest Golfweek/Sagarin rating of any ACC freshman (228), and played the toughest schedule ... Two top-10 finishes in the spring (T-6 at the Puerto Rico Classic and the ACC Championship) ... Played all six rounds under par.
ACC Championship experience: T6 as a freshman, T19 as a sophomore, T8 as a junior, T16 as a senior ... 71.33 average in 12 rounds.
NCAA Championship experience: Averaged 73.2 in 18 regional and finals rounds ... Best regional finish is T2 in the 2011 East, and best Finals finish was T8 in 2011 in Stillwater, Okla. ... 1-1 in NCAA match play.
Amateur: 2011: Tied for 30th U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Hawks Ridge Golf Club ... 2010: T2 at Players Amateur, T29 at Dogwood Invitational, 39th at Monroe Invitational ... 2009: T-44th at the Southeastern Amateur ... T38th at the Dogwood Invitational.
High School: Four-year letterwinner and two-year team captain for coach Billy Peck at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga. ... Three-time all-state performer (2006, 2007, 2008) ... Won the state AAAAA individual title twice, in 2006 and 2008 ... Won the 2008 title by 11 strokes with rounds of 67-65 (12-under-par) at the Oleander Course at Jekyll Island, while Harrison captured the team title as well ... Graduated with a GPA over 4.0.
Junior Golf: No. 56 ranking nationally and the top-ranked player in Georgia according to the Junior Golf Scoreboard ... Had two titles (2007 GSGA Junior, 2006 SGJT Tournament of Champions), six top-5 finishes, seven top-10s and seven top-20s in his junior career ... Finished in the top 25 of all four 2008 events, including a T12 at the Houston Boys Invitational at Redstone ... Two runner-up finishes included the 2007 Ringgold Telephone Company Junior in which he opened with a 61, an AJGA 18-hole scoring record ... Finished third in stroke play (66-73) at the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur, and reached the round of 16 before falling.
Personal: Full name is James Evans White ... Born February 8, 1990 in Wilmington, Del., has also lived in Charlotte, N.C. ... Son of Jim and Joann White ... Father played golf at Clemson, and has a cousin (Chip Gaylord), who played golf at The Citadel ... Studies under instructor Jeff Paton at the Golf Club of Georgia ... Began playing golf when family moved to Georgia at age 9 ... Enjoys tennis, baseball, basketball, fishing and skiing ... Graduated with his bachelor's degree in Management on May 5, 2011.
Collegiate Tournament Results
|Ping/Golfweek Preview Invitational||09/30/2008||3||76-76-83=235||+22||t-71st/75||4-70|
|Brickyard Collegiate Championship||10/13/2008||3||75-73-72=220||+10||t-28th/80||52-27|
|Puerto Rico Classic||03/01/2009||3||68-70-70=208||-8||t-6th/74||68-5|
|Southern Highlands Collegiate||03/15/2009||3||75-77-77=229||+13||t-57th/80||23-56|
|United States Collegiate Championship||04/07/2009||3||73-80-77=230||+14||t-55th/78||23-54|
|NCAA Central Regional||05/16/2009||3||75-75-76=226||+10||t-39th/75||36-38|
|SEASON TOTALS||27||2019 Avg. 74.8||+3||-||324-440|
|Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate||09/29/2009||2||69-74=143||+1||t-30th/90||60-29|
|Brickyard Collegiate Championship||10/11/2009||2||71-73=144||E||t-15th/84||69-14|
|UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate||10/25/2009||3||73-73-67=213||-3||14th/84||70-13|
|Mauna Lani Invitational||02/05/2010||3||78-70-67=215||-1||t-6th/120||114-5|
|Puerto Rico Classic||02/23/2010||3||69-71-71=211||-5||t-15th/75||60-14|
|Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters||03/14/2010||3||75-79-73=227||+11||t-16th/79||63-15|
|Linger Longer Invitational||03/28/2010||3||73-76-68=217||+1||t-7th/88||81-6|
|NCAA Southeast Regional||05/22/2010||3||71-72-72=215||+5||t-23rd/75||52-22|
|SEASON TOTALS||31||2244 Avg. 72.4||+1||-||746-238|
|Carpet Capital Collegiate||9/11-13/2010||3||71-74-74=219||+3||t-19th/60||41-18|
|United States Collegiate Championship||10/24-26/2010||3||62-70-72=204||-12||1st/78||77-0|
|Amer Ari Invitational||2/2-4/2011||3||72-66-71=209||-7||t-10th/114||104-9|
|Puerto Rico Classic||2/20-22/2011||3||69-69-68=206||-10||1st/75||74-0|
|Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters||3/11-13/2011||3||74-74-68=216||E||t-5th/80||75-4|
|Yellow Jacket Classic||4/16-17/2011||2||75-76=151||+7||t-13th/31||18-12|
|Atlantic Coast Conference Championship||4/22-24/2011||3||72-73-68=213||-3||t-8th/55||47-7|
|NCAA East Regional||5/19-21/2011||3||73-71-68=212||-4||t-2nd/75||73-1|
|SEASON TOTALS||32||2290 Avg. 71.6||E||-||765-107|
|Golfweek Conference Challenge||9/25-27/2011||3||76-73-71=220||+4||t-18th/75||57-17|
|United States Collegiate Championship||10/23-25/2011||3||69-72-76=217||+1||t-19th/75||56-18|
|Western Refining All-American Classic||11/21-22/2011||3||68-71-69=208||-5||4th/27||23-3|
|Amer Ari Invitational||2/1-3/2012||3||70-70-68=208||-8||t-4th/116||112-3|
|Puerto Rico Classic||2/19-21/2012||3||70-66-72=208||-8||3rd/75||72-2|
|Barona Collegiate Cup||3/22-23/2012||3||74-73-68=215||-1||t-27th/107||80-26|
|Gary Koch Invitational||4/7-8/2012||3||71-71-70=212||-4||t-5th/78||73-4|
|Atlantic Coast Conference Championship||4/20-22/2012||3||70-68-77=215||-1||t-16th/55||39-15|
|NCAA Norman Regional||5/17-19/2012||3||69-74-79=222||+6||t-24th/75||51-23|
|SEASON TOTALS||33||2349 Avg. 71.2||-1||-||726-126|