Whitney earns sponsor exemption to play in PGA Tour's CareerBuilder Challenge, Jan. 18-21
Tom Whitney, a 2010 Academy graduate, qualified for the Shriners Hospital for Children Open, Nov. 2-5, at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nev.
Tom Whitney (below, left) and Kyle Westmoreland (below, right) will play in this week’s Web.com tournament, the Air Capital Classic in Wichita, Kansas
At the Academy: Competed in all six events in the fall of 2006 ... led Air Force at the Falcon Invitational, finished tied for fourth at 211 ... took medalist honors at the Service Academy Golf Classic with a score of 210, which then ranked tied for seventh in the Air Force record books ... shared the team lead at the District 7 Shootout, tying for 30th at 214 ... led the Falcons at the Wimberly Intercollegiate, finishing tied for 11th at 215 ... competed in all 12 events in the 2007-08 season ... led the Falcons in eight tournaments, including the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, Shootout at Angel Park, Wolf Pack Classic, Agua Caliente, UTSA Intercollegiate, Ron Moore Invitational, PING Cougar Classic and MWC Championship ... score of 202 at Agua Caliente set a then-school record for lowest individual score, while tying for lowest individual round (65) ... posted four top-10 finishes, including tying for second at Wolf Pack Classic ... added four more top-20 finishes, including tying for 14th in first appearance at MWC Championship ... led the team in stroke average (73.5) for the season ... led the Falcons in all six events during the 2008 fall season ... finished below par in five of six events ... captured four top-10 finishes in the fall ... best finish came at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate, where he tied for third with a score of 207 ... finished sixth at the Falcon Invitational and seventh at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate ... score of 212 at both of those events was then ranked tied for 22nd in Air Force history ... also fired a score of 213 at both the Wolf Pack Classic and Sycuan Collegiate Invitational ... was again the top finisher in each of the Falcons' six events in the spring of 2009 ... won a pair of tournaments, finishing first at both the Argonaut Invitational and the Desert Shootout ... score of 207 at the Argonaut Invitational ranks tied for fourth-lowest in the Academy record books ... his score of 200 at the Desert Shootout is an individual school record ... also set school records for lowest individual single score (64) and lowest score after 36 holes (133) ... named the Mountain West Conference Golfer of the Month for the month of March ... was also the Falcons' top performer at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational, Morris Williams Intercollegiate, PING Cougar Classic and MWC Championship ... earned all-conference honors for the first time in his career ... was selected to compete at the NCAA South Central Regional, where he placed 27th overall ... named to the MWC academic all-conference team ... also named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the GCAA ... during the summer of 2009, he qualified for his first career USGA championship events, competing in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and the U.S. Amateur ... advanced to the second round of match play at the U.S. Publinks ... has been named Air Force Athlete of the Week on three occasions in his career (March 24, 2008/Sept. 21, 2008/March 23, 2009).
High School: Lettered four years in golf ... coached by Scott McGihon ... three-time team MVP ... earned Rookie of the Year honors ... finished eighth at CIF State Championship ... ranked seventh academically in graduating class of 600.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 10 ... majoring in social sciences ... son of Mike and J. Whitney ... brother, Bob, is a 2008 Air Force graduate and former member of the golf team ... engaged to Jessica Laco ... greatest moment in sports was qualifying for both the U.S. Publinks and U.S. Amateur in the summer of 2009 ... hobbies include guitar, pool and music ... favorite course is Judge of the Robert Trent Jones Trail ... would most like to play at Augusta National ... favorite professional golfer is JB Holmes ... favorite class at the Academy is economics ... person in history he would most like to meet is Simon Peter ... craziest ambition is to win all four Majors.