Matt Hill (golfer)

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Matt Hill
Personal information
Born (1988-09-12) September 12, 1988 (age 30)
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality Canada
Career
CollegeNorth Carolina State University
Turned professional2010
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Canada
Professional wins1
Achievements and awards
Haskins Award2009
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 PGA Tour Canada.

Amateur career[edit]

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[edit]

In the summer of 2009, Hill competed in three PGA Tour events as an amateur, he missed the cut at two tournaments, and finished tied for 70th at the AT&T Classic.[2]

Hill turned professional in 2010, skipping his final year at North Carolina State,[2] and signed a sponsorship with Nike,[3] 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.

In his first full season, 2012, on the Canadian Tour, Hill was the tour's top money-winner.[4]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

Canadian Tour wins (1)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perkins, Dave (May 31, 2010). "Matt Hill now the other pro golfer from Bright's Grove". The Star. Toronto. Retrieved October 14, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "2009 NCAA champ Hill of NC State turning pro". ESPN. Associated Press. May 31, 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Nike Golf announces sponsoring Matt Hill as he turns professional". World Golf. Beaverton. June 7, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  4. ^ Paul, Dave (May 9, 2016). "Matt Hill ready for Canadian Tour". The Sarnia Journal. Retrieved March 21, 2019.

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