Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Career: Two-time All-ACC ... owns four top five and 11 top 20 finishes in three years ... in 2009, added to the Golf Australia National Squad ... won the 2007 and 2008 Victoria Golf Club Championship in Australia.
2009 Summer Action: Won the Victorian Amateur Championship.
2008-09: Competed in all 12 tournaments, while totaling a 75.93 stroke average ... turned in one top five and three top 20 finishes. 2008 Summer Action: Played in the LPGA Ginn Tribute and missed the cut with rounds of 73 and 75 ... won the Victoria Golf Club Women's Championship in Australia. 2007-08: Honorable Mention Golfweek All-America ... played in all 11 tournaments ... notched her first career victory at the UCF Challenge with rounds of 65-71-72=208 ... her round of 65 was a career best ... notched a 74.85 stroke average to go along with two top five, three top 10 and four top 20 finishes ... All-ACC selection ... Golfweek and Golf World Player of the Week during the week of March 17 ... tied for fifth at the Stanford Intercollegiate (75-70-70=215) ... tied for sixth at the ACC Championship (76-71-72=219) ... played in the 2008 Australian Open and finished tied for 55th with rounds of 73-74-83-73=303 ... finished the year ranked 42nd nationally ... listed ninth in the nation in greens in regulation (.727). 2007 Summer Action: Won the Victoria Golf Club Championship in Australia. 2006-07: Selected Golfweek Honorable Mention All-America ... All-ACC ... ACC Freshman of the Year ... posted a 75.03 stroke average, which was the ninth best freshman stroke average in school history ... collected six rounds of even or under par ... totaled one top-five and four top 20 finishes ... closed the season ranked 46th nationally ... had her best finish of the season at the UCF Challenge as she tied for fifth with rounds of 71-74-75=220 ... played in the LPGA Australian Open and placed tied for 48th with rounds of 73-78-78-73=302 ... All-ACC Academic Team. 2006 Summer Action: Won the Colorado Women’s Golf Association Match Play Championship ... advanced to the round of 16 at the Western Amateur ... finished tied for third at the HealthONE Colorado Women’s Open ... advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur match play. Prep: Member of the Victorian Institute of Sport since 2003 ... since 2000, has been the No. 1 golfer on the Victoria Golf Club pennant team ... played on the Victorian Senior State team since 2003 and was a two-time captain ... winner of the 2006 Presidents Cup and Point Nepean Championship ... runner-up at the Riversdale Cup and New Zealand Under-21 stroke play in 2006 ... member of the 2005-06 Australian squad ... advanced to the semifinals at the U.S. Women’s Amateur, before falling to runner-up Maria Martinez, 4&3 ... defeated Blue Devil teammate Amanda Blumenherst, 1up in the round of 32 on her way to the semifinals ... received a two-year exemption to play in the U.S. Amateur with a semifinal appearance ... in 2005, finished third at the QLD Stroke Play Championships and was a semifinalist at the Victorian Amateur ... in 2004, winner of the Victorian Senior Match Play Championship and winner of the Victorian Coronation Anointing Spoon ... was runner-up at the NSW Amateur and leading qualifier at the VIC Amateur in 2004 ... member of 2004 state team for the Gladys Hay interstate series ... selected to the Victorian Junior State team in 2003 ... in 2002, posted three victories at the Port Phillip Amateur Championship, South Australian Schoolgirls Championship and the Audrey McClaren Trophy (South Australian Tournament) ... runner-up at the 2002 Australian Schoolgirls Championship ... member of the 2002 Australian Schoolgirls “Team of the Year” ... the 2000 Under-16 Victorian Junior Champion and 1999 Under-14 Victorian Junior Champion. Personal: Born November 23, 1985 in Melbourne, Australia ... daughter of George and Kerry Whitaker ... has one sister, Lauren (24) ... her father, George, played on the Under-23 Australian Soccer Team ... was on an academic scholarship at St. Leonard’s College ... began playing golf at age 13 ... majoring in psychology along with a minor in theatre studies.
Whitaker By The Numbers 2008-09 Fall Preview (78-79-78=235, T52, +19) Mason Rudolph (78-73-77=228, T53, +12) Stanford (74-76-72=222, T53, +9) NGCA Match Play (68-77=145, T16, +1) Central District (86-WD-WD=--, --, --) Wildcat Invitational (79-79-WD=--, --, --) UCF Challenge (A-77-81=--, --, --) Longhorn Invite (75-77-72=224, T21, +8) Lady Gator Inv. (74-74-78=226, T4, +16) ACC Championship (80-74-74=228, 20, +15) East Reg. (75-75-72=222, T46, +12) NCAA Ch. (76-75-78-75=304, T39, +16)