Competed in 10 of 12 team events, including every event in the spring and three postseason tournaments (SEC, NCAA Regional, NCAA Championship), in his first year as a Commodore... Best performance of the season came at the NCAA West Regional... Carded a three-round total of 206 (10-under) to place in a tie for 18th out of 141 golfers... Whalen's third-round 65 (seven-under) tied for the third-lowest round ever recorded by a Commodore... Also posted Vanderbilt's lowest score in the West Regional's first round (69)... Shot at-or-below par in a total of seven rounds of golf during the season.
2005-06 Season (Univ. of Arizona)
Played in 5 events... Stroke average of 74.60 was highlighted by a tie for fifth at the CSUB Fall Invitational at Bakersfield Country Club after shooting a two-under 214... Tied for 11th place at the NIT Invitational at Tucson National Golf Club, shooting three-under 213.
2004-05 Season (Univ. of Arizona)
Sat out the 2004-05 season with a redshirt.
2003-04 (Univ. Arizona)
Competed in four events, with a stroke average of 75.33... Best finish was a tie for 26th in his first college event at the Del Walker Intercollegiate.
Third-place finisher in the 2007 Eastern Amateur (12-under 268) at the Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club in Portsmouth, Va.... Monday qualifier (three-under 68) for the 2007 Dogwood Invitational and shot two-over in the event at Druid Hills G.C.... Finished fourth in 2007 US Amateur Sectional Qualifying at Bowling Green C.C. (five-under 137) to miss the event by a shot... Advanced to match play at the 78th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in 2003 at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club's East Course in Galloway, N.J.... Just one stroke shy of again qualifying for the event in 2006 at Harpeth Hills (three-under 141) after winning a sectional qualifier at Los Serranos (seven-under 141) in Los Angeles in 2003.
A four-year letterman for coach Tom Goepel at Loyola... Won three California Interscholastic Federation South Section championships... Earned All-League honors in 2002... Was the low sophomore at the 2001 CIF Championships, finishing in 11th place... Tied school record for low nine-hole total (three-under) on two occasions... Ranked an AJGA top 100 player as a senior... Carried a 3.9 grade point average and was named to the Principal's List.
William James Whalen, Jr.... Born: August 24, 1984, Pontiac, Mich.... Is the son of Bill and Carol Whalen... Older sister Mary is a University of Michigan graduate... Has two younger brothers: Sean is currently a junior at the University of Michigan and Scott is a freshman at the University of Notre Dame... Majoring in political science.