Skyhawk Golf | Gavin Shellnut
COACH CARPENTER ON SHELLNUT: "Gavin is a two-sport athlete at BGA where he was an outstanding basketball player earning several awards during his playing days. He will be joining his older brother Tyler for his senior year at UT Martin. Gavin has played golf since junior high and has played on several junior tours for four years with quality finishes. He has competed on the state level of golf during the last two years to gain experience for the collegiate level. He is extremely long off the tee and that makes for a shorter shot into the green. His golf skills will improve when all his time is committed to golf. Gavin is a very good person and has a great attitude and a strong work ethic. He will be a perfect fit for our program."
BEFORE UTM: Shellnut prepped at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tenn. Shellnut was a two-time all-state golfer. He finished fifth in the state as a junior and third as a senior. He tied for first place in the regional tournament as a freshman and has been a member of the BGA varsity since he was an eighth grader. As a junior Shellnut helped the Wildcats finish second in the state tournament.
PERSONAL: Shellnut is the son of Eric and Teresa Shellnut. His brother Tyler is a senior on the UT Martin golf team. He was born on June 6, 1994.