N.C. State’s Hill, Duke post big victories

Sunday, April 12, 2009

North Carolina State sophomore Matt Hill captured his fourth individual title of the season at the River Landing Intercollegiate Saturday, while Duke rallied from a seven-shot deficit to claim the team title.

Hill, No. 6 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, finished at 10-under 206, four strokes ahead of Duke sophomore Matthew Pierce.

Hill recorded his fifth victory in just 20 starts, tying PGA Tour player Tim Clark for most wins in school history. Hill is also the only player to win four tournaments in a season at N.C. State.

Duke posted a team total of 8-under 280 in the final round to finish at 14-under 850, six shots ahead of tournament host N.C. State. The Blue Devils had four players finish in the top 20, led by Pierce (70-69-71).

Duke’s second win of the season came at an ideal time, as it moved the Devils above .500 entering the ACC Championship next week.

Wake Forest finished third at 4-under 860.

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