Matt Hill on Playing in the AT&T National

July 9, 2009
By Chris Richter

Wolfpack golfer Matt Hill, a rising junior who won the national championship in May, competed in the AT&T National last weekend (Tiger Woods won it; Hill finished 70th) and writes about the experience on

Just to get the opportunity to play in Tiger Woods’ event, against some of the best players in the world, was a thrill for me. I learned about the kind of competition these guys are on a week-to-week basis. I don’t think I had my A-game this week, especially on the weekend, but I do think I am capable of competing with these guys.

It was truly a successful week for me.

But it didn’t change my commitment of coming back to NC State for my junior year and competing again for the Wolfpack. I talked to a lot of the professional golfers out here on tour, and I got strong advice from all of them to stay in school and keep trying to win college tournaments. I feel like NC State has some of the best facilities in the country and we play a great schedule. I feel like there are several areas of my game that I can continue to improve.


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