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Matt Hill (golfer)

Matt Hill
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1988-09-12) September 12, 1988 (age 27)
Sarnia, Ontario, CAnada
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Nationality 23x15px Canada
Career
College North Carolina State University
Turned professional 2010
Current tour(s) Canadian Tour
Professional wins 1
Achievements and awards
Haskins Award 2009
Canadian Tour
Order of Merit winner
2012

Matt Hill (born September 12, 1988) is a Canadian professional golfer best known for winning the NCAA Division I Championship in 2009. He currently plays on the Canadian Tour.

Amateur career

Hill was born in Sarnia, Ontario. He grew up in the Sarnia suburb of Brights Grove, the same neighborhood that Mike Weir grew up in. Hill played college golf at North Carolina State University. He won the NCAA individual title in 2009, which along with seven other victories that season equaled Tiger Woods record for the most wins by a college golfer in a season.[1] He won ten tournaments during his time at NC State. He won the Haskins Award as the Most Outstanding Collegiate Golfer for 2009 and was named the 2009 ACC Male Athlete of the Year.

Professional career

Hill turned professional in 2010 and signed a sponsorship with Nike.[2] He played on the NGA Hooters Tour before joining the Canadian Tour in 2012. In his first event of the year in Canada, he finished in a tie for eighth and the following week he finished in second. The week after his runner-up finish, Hill won the Dakota Dunes Casino Open, defeating Will Strickler in a playoff.

Professional wins (1)

Canadian Tour wins (1)

References

  1. ^ Perkins, Dave (31 May 2010). "Matt Hill now the other pro golfer from Bright's Grove". The Star (Toronto). Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Nike Golf announces sponsoring Matt Hill as he turns professional". World Golf (Beaverton). 7 June 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 

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