Tom Whitney Earns PING All-West Region Accolades
June 2, 2010
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Air Force golfer Tom Whitney (La Quinta, Calif.) has been named a Division I PING All-Region honoree, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Wednesday. A total of 153 players across six regions--Northeast, East, Southeast, Midwest, Central and West--earned all-region honors for 2010.
Whitney was one of just five golfers from the Mountain West Conference to be named an all-region selection. Johan de Beer and Travis Woolf of TCU were each chosen as all-region honorees in the Central Region, while BYU's Robbie Fillmore and UNLV's Derek Ernst joined Whitney as West Region selections.
Whitney, who earned his commission as a second lieutenant last week, wrapped up his career with the Falcons as one of the most prolific golfers in school history. A finalist for the Byron Nelson Award, Whitney was a two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection and two-time qualifier to the NCAA Regionals.
The recent Academy graduate also holds numerous school records, including lowest tournament scores for 18 holes (64), 36 holes (133) and 54 holes (200), as well as lowest season stroke average (71.7, during the 2009-10 season). Whitney, who recorded a 72.3 stroke average for his career, owns 10 top-three finishes in his career, more than any other golfer in Air Force history, including four tournament wins.