Anthony Whobrey has fashioned a golf career that ranks among the best in Jackson County’s history, and that career will now continue past this season. The senior, who holds Jackson County’s nine-hole scoring record at 34, has signed a scholarship with Andrew College, a junior college in Cuthbert.
Whobrey’s interest in the school started when he was invited to visit the campus and play a few holes with current team members.
“All the kids seemed really nice and the coach seems really nice, so I decided to take the opportunity,” Whobrey said.
Whobrey said a college golf scholarship has been on his mind ever since he began playing tournaments as a youth.
“I just always wanted to take it further,” he said.
He hopes to continue his career at a four-year school after his two years at Andrew are over.
Whobrey, a Class AAA all-state selection last year, is the fifth Jackson County boys’ golfer to earn a college scholarship, and third in the last three years.
He has helped lead Jackson County to the state tournament twice in his high school career. Whobrey finished fifth in the state in 2013 as a freshman and eighth in 2014.
Out of the top six team scores in Jackson County history, Whobrey has contributed to three of those totals.
“He’s a special young man,” Jackson County coach Warren Standridge said. “He’s done a lot to improve his game. He’s done a lot as far as his academics go … I’m proud of him and proud to be his coach.”
Whobrey will join five other freshman entering the program at Andrew.
“So with his help, I think we’re going to do pretty well,” Andrew coach Aaron Feyes said.
Whobrey plans for a busy summer to prepare him for his freshman season.
“I’m going to play in a bunch of tournaments and stay prepared and keep my game up,” Whobrey said.