Clarksville High Senior Whitney Robertson verbally committed to play golf for the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
By Kim Robertson
On August 17th, 2012, Clarksville High Senior Whitney Robertson verbally committed to play golf for the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. Ironically, Robertson will keep her purple and gold colors she has so proudly worn representing the Clarksville High Wildcats for both softball and golf.
Robertson was a starter and lettered on softball her freshman and sophomore years, and then made the very hard decision to drop the game of softball to focus strictly on her golf game knowing that the opportunity for a scholarship was much more attainable. And that choice has paid off tremendously.
Gearing up for her senior year, Robertson had a busy and successful summer in 2012. She finished as runner up in the Ladies City Am and Hank Miles Junior City Amateur. After three first place finishes on the TGA Junior Golf Tour, she qualified for the 2012 Tournament of Champions–Masters Division at the Golf Club of Tennessee on July 24 & 25 in Kingston Springs. Before heading off to the Tournament of Champions, Robertson played in the 2012 Professional Golfers Association Junior Championship that was held at the Cookeville Golf Club. Robertson fired a 71-75 and just missed a third place trophy by two strokes. Robertson wrapped up the month of July by taking home first place honors in the TGA Junior Tour, Tournament of Champions in Kingston Springs, Tennessee.
Robertson was a part of the CHS golf team that went to state her freshmen year, placing 3rd overall as a team. Last year Whitney along with her teammates, won the prestigious state title making history as the first ladies team to bring home a state title at Clarksville High. Robertson placed 6th individually overall in the state.
Robertson began visiting college campuses last fall, and Tennessee Tech was among the very first of her numerous visits.
“I just had a great feeling when I stepped on campus. All the staff that we met with made me and my family feel very comfortable and at home. I knew that I wanted to stay close to home, and Tech is only two hours away,” Robertson said. “I will be majoring in the Science field in pre-professional studies, and Tech offers what I need to obtain my degree. Most importantly, I want to be able to come home and watch my little sister play sports just as she has supported me over the years. I prayed over this decision for a while, and I know God has led me to the right place. It is a great feeling finally making such a big life decision. ”
Not only does Robertson have athletic ability, but she excels in the classroom as well. She is an honor student at CHS and a member of the National Honor Society.
“All my hard work is paying off for me, and I am very excited for my college career as a division one athlete to begin,” Robertson said.
She will officially sign her paperwork during the November signing period.
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