Hill wins again
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Matt Hill continued his winning ways this past week with a seven-shot victory in the Ontario Amateur Championship. Hill finished four rounds at Craigowan Golf & Country Club at 14-under 270 (69-67-69-65).
The victory served as a nice tuneup for this week’s Canadian Open, where Hill will be making his second PGA Tour start of the year. He made the cut at Tiger Woods’ AT&T National.
Hill won eight times this past season at North Carolina State, including the NCAA Championship, and was Golfweek’s College Player of the Year.
Morgan Hoffmann, who finished No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings behind Hill, also won this past week at the Arcola Cup. Hoffmann shot consecutive 68s to beat former Duke player Michael Quagliano in a playoff. Quagliano played in the ‘08 U.S. Open.
Hoffmann hit a pitching wedge to within inches of the hole on the first hole of sudden-death after the players tied a three-hole aggregate playoff.