Player: Andrew Whalen
University: Northwestern University
Area of Study: Major: Communication Studies/Minor: Sociology
Expected Graduation: 2017
Soldier Honored: Phillip A. Jordan
Did not see action this season while taking a redshirt year.
After playing in three of Northwestern's five fall tournaments as an individual while working on his swing, launched himself toward the top of the NU team lineup in the spring ... Competed in six tournaments in the spring as a member of the team's counting score ... Finished the year ranked second for the Wildcats in full-season stroke average at 74.13, carding nine rounds at par or better ... Best finish of the fall came via a 22nd-place performance at the Wildcats' own Windon Memorial Classic where he opened with a fall-season-best 1-under 71 ... Also played in the Erin Hills Intercollegiate and the Rod Myers Invitational as an individual ... Began the spring by going 2-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship, defeating Andrew Havill of Indiana in the quarterfinal and Luis Fernando Barco of Purdue in the semifinal ... Opened with a 1-under 71 en route to a 22nd-place finish at the Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 23-25) ... Had a season-best 13th-place result to lead NU at the Kepler Intercollegiate (April 12-13) ... Briefly flirted with the individual lead at the Kepler after an opening round even-par 71 and a second-round 2-under 69 ... Opened with a 2-under 70 at the Boilermaker Invitational, eventually placing 26th overall (April 19-20) ... Challenged for the lead early at the Big Ten Championships with an opening 2-over 74 and an even-par 72 before ending up 24th overall ... Opened the NCAA San Antonio Regional with an even-par 72 (May 15) ... In the summer of 2014, shot a final-round 3-under 67 at the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship to earn a top-25 finish.
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