Faceoff for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Hurricanes and Penguins is only hours away. And I’m sure State golfer Matt Hill will be watching.
CBS Sports makes mention of Matt Hill on their golf page in a column by Steve Elling (thanks to ruffles31 for sending me the link).
Different game of dump and chase
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.
An article on gopack.com gives some more detail on Hill’s college choice.
Matt Hill, a life-long hockey fan and player, could have gone to one of several upper Midwest and West Coast schools, but chose NC State instead because it was the warmest city that had an NHL franchise, a place where he could play golf year round, where a drizzly day in the lower 40s is considered the dead of winter, not late spring. He’s now a huge Carolina Hurricanes fan, though his playing schedule and school work has limited him to only a handful of games at the RBC Center this season.
Good luck to Matt Hill next week at the NCAA Championships and good luck tonight to the Canes at the Igloo. Let’s Go Canes!
Let’s use this entry for an open thread for the Hurricanes tonight!