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Matt Hill Wins NCAA Regional

Hill, who even before this weekend had put together the best season by an NC State golfer in school history, keeps rolling:

Sophomore Matt Hill continued his winning ways, as he earned medalist honors at the 2009 NCAA Regional Championships, and has advanced to the 2009 NCAA Championships. Hill won his ACC record seventh tournament of the school year, and the sixth in the last seven tournaments overall.

Hill becomes the first golfer since Tim Clark did so in both 1996 and 1997 to win individual medallist honors at the NCAA Regionals. They are the only two Pack golfers to claim such honors as well.

The team, which entered the regional as the #3 seed, finished a disappointing sixth, so they will not play in the NCAA Championship. But Hill has a legitimate shot at becoming the fourth third NC State athlete to win a national title this year.

Update: The Hurricanes are the gift that keeps on giving:

Mainstream websites and newspapers don't spend much time on college golf, a niche within a niche sport, but every once in a while, something warrants attention, which is certainly the case with N.C. State's rising Matt Hill. Last week, he won the NCAA Central Regional and advanced to the nationals next week at Inverness Club in Ohio, where he will seek to win his seventh individual title in his past eight starts, an amazing run at any level. Hill, you might recall, was mentioned here a few weeks ago when he noted that he picked the N.C. State program because Raleigh had an NHL team and he's a native Canadian.