Wolfpack Golfer Takes Aim at National Championship

May 26, 2009
By magintern

matt-hillRising junior Matt Hill is one of six individual golfers competing this week for the national championship at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. His dad thinks he has a good chance:

“He goes into every tournament thinking he has a chance to win,” his father says. “Golfers get in a groove, and he’s in one now.”

That’s for sure. The No. 2 amateur golfer in Canada, Hill has won an ACC-record seven tournaments this year, including six of his last seven. He’s the first Wolfpack golfer since current PGA Tour star Tim Clark ’98 to win medalist honors at an NCAA Regional. He also joins Clark as the only NC State golfers to be named ACC Player of the Year.

Hill is scheduled to tee off in Round 1 today at 2:05. Golfstat will carry live streaming audio and video, according to the Inverness Club.

Update: The N&O wrote about Hill in this morning’s paper.

Update 2: Hill is tied for the lead at the NCAA Championship after shooting a 2-under-par 69 in the opening round Tuesday. He opens the second round Wednesday at 8:55 a.m. Follow him live at Golfstat.

Update 3: Hill heads into the NCAA Championship’s final round Thursday two strokes off the lead. He matched his first round score of a 2-under-par 69 in the second round Wednesday. Follow Hill’s final round live on Golfstat.

(Photograph courtesy of NC State Athletics)

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