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SEC feel to players of the week


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Cory Whitsett, Alabama

The freshman claimed medalist honors March 29 at the Linger Longer Invitational, shooting a 13-under 203 including an opening-round 64 for his first college title. Five days later, he finished T-3 at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational, with a six-under 210 total.

Whitsett continues a strong season of play, having finished no worse than T-20 in his eight college starts. Alabama coach Jay Seawell said that being pushed by teammate Bud Cauley at the Linger Longer helped propel Whitsett to the win.

"I think Bud pushed him and made him better this week," Seawell said. "This tournament got more out of his talent than any practice session ever could."


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A final-round 67 at the University of Georgia GC, the low round of the tournament, allowed the junior at claim the individual title at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic with a four-under 212 total. The Spaniard has now won five tournaments during her college career, two shy of the school's all-time mark set by Vicki Goetze and Shauna Estes.

"The difference between today and the other days is that the weather was perfect today," said Silva Zamora, who shot a 74-71 in the first two rounds, putting her in second place entering the final day. "It wasn't that windy, so it made it a lot easier. I think it was a pretty tough tournament because the wind was bad yesterday and Friday. Today I made a lot of putts, and they went in actually."