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Red Hot Hill Continues His Strong Play At NCAA Championships

May 27, 2009
State’s Matt Hill shares a three-way lead over the field with a two-under opening round of the NCAA Championships.

He and only seven other golfers from the field finished below par.

Hill has been on a tear of late.
Of the last eight events Hill has competed in, he’s won an unbelievable seven…a staggering 87.5% winning clip. Imagine taking the field against Hill in eight events and only winning once!

His seven wins set a new ACC record for wins in a season. The previous record was five.

Let’s hope the Hurricanes loss doesn’t screw with his mojo, though…after all, Hill–a native of Ontario and avid hockey fan–has said previously that one of the primary reasons he chose the Wolfpack is that they share a metropolis with a professional hockey club. In some ways, his hot streak coincides with that of the Canes in the second half of the year to make the playoffs as a six seed and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Let’s hope the party continues on for Hill despite the Canes’ elimination last night.

Even if Hill can’t record an unbelievable seventh-straight victory to win the NCAA title, he can still finish as the highest finisher at the championships in State history. Tim Clark finished fifth in 1998, the last time State sent a golfer to the championships.

Golf coach Richard Sykes says it best:

“I don’t know how to talk about [Hill’s hot streak], really, other than to sit back and enjoy it,” Sykes said. “It really is kind of enjoyable, to be honest with you.”

You can follow Hill’s progress live tomorrow at www.golfstat.com He’s scheduled to tee off at 8:55 this morning.

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