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Matt Hughes
Matt Hughes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dalton, Ga.

High School:
Dalton

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 165

Position:
Golfer

Experience:
3L



QUICKLY
Matt Hughes brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Crimson Tide men's golf team ... an intense competitor ... boasts a scoring average of 74.3 over 43 career rounds ... has two career top 10 finishes and nine rounds under par ... a 2007 United State Amateur participant ... won his U.S. Amateur qualifier at the Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Woodstock, Ga., with a 5-under-par 135 (69-66) ... a three-time Academic All-Southeastern Conference honoree.

SENIOR (FALL 2008)
Hughes made two starts for the Crimson Tide during the fall of 2008 ... posted a 75.0 scoring average ... finished tied for 40th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate (714-75-76/222) to open the 2008-09 season ... followed that by tying for 52nd place at the Ping/Golfweek Preview (79-76-73/228).

JUNIOR (2007-08)

A 2008 All-Southeast District selection ... finished tied for 15th at 2-over par at the 2008 SEC Championships (72-73-73/218) ... competed in nine of Alabama's 12 (stroke play) tournaments in 2007-08 as a junior ... he counted 23 of his 25 rounds in the Crimson Tide's lineup ... shot Alabama's low individual round, 71, at the 2008 NCAA Championships ... finished tied for 41st at 13-over par at 2008 NCAA Central Regional (73-76-77/226) ... finished 80th at 2008 NCAA Championships (90-71-82-82/325) ... shot 66 in the 2nd round of the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate to help contribute to Alabama's team tournament championship and its school record 54-hole total of 810 ... an Academic All-SEC Conference selection.

SOPHOMORE (2006-07)

He competed in one tournament, as an individual, in 2006-07 (sophomore), the Belmont Invitational ... shot 68-70-73/211 to finish tied for 18th at 2-under par at the Belmont Invitational ... was fourth at 2006 Rice Planters Amateur (72-70-71-67/280) at 8-under par ... competed in two tournaments in 2005-06 ... an Academic All-SEC Conference selection.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2005-06)

Hughes finished tied for 52nd at Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions (78-71-72/222) in his collegiate debut in the fall of 2005 ... followed that with a 63rd-place finish at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate ... an Academic All-SEC Conference selection.

FRESHMAN (2004-05)

Redshirted during the 2004-05 season as a true freshman ... did not see varsity action ... was the 2005 Montgomery Invitational champion, playing as an individual.

PREP HIGHLIGHTS

2004 AAAA Individual State Champion ... Dalton High was 2004 AAAA Team State Champion ... Dalton High won four straight regional championships in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... coached by Chad Jordan at Dalton High ... low medalist for team in 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... Daily Citizen's "Best of Spring Team" in 2001, 2002 and 2003 ... Daily Citizen's News' "Spring Athlete of the Year" in 2004.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

A marketing major at Alabama ... began competing in golf at age 10 ... has a sister, Mikki ... mother, Karo, played college tennis at Georgia Southern and Gainsville Junior College ... parents are Joel and Karo Hughes ... born June 1, 1985.

2004-2005 Freshman Year Redshirt

Did not see varsity action

2005-2006 Freshman Year
T-52nd Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions 78-71-73/222 (+9)
T-63rd Shoal Creek Intercollegiate 75-78-78/231 (+15)

2006-2007 Sophomore Year

18th ** Belmont Intercollegiate 68-70-73/211 (-2)

2007-2008 Junior Year

T-10th Carpet Capital Collegiate 74-75-67/216 (E)
T-11th Ping/Golfweek Preview 76-70-73/218 (+3)
T-9th Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate 67-66-72/205 (-8)
T-38th John Hayt Collegiate Invitational 75-75-76/226 (+10)
T-44th Schenkel E-Z-Go 79-70-73/222 (+6)
T-29th Morris Williams Intercollegiate 76-75-73/224 (+11)
T-15th SEC Championships 72-73-73/218 (+2)
T-41st NCAA Central Regional 73-76-77/226 (+13)
80th NCAA Championships 90-71-82-82/325 (+37)

2008-09 Senior Year

T-40th Carpet Capital Collegiate 71-75-76/222 (+6)
T-52nd Ping/Golfweek Preview 79-76-73/228 (+15)

Collegiate debut:
Fall 2005 Coca Cola Tournament of Champions
Career low round: 66 in 2nd round fall 2007 JPNI
** Competed as an individual at Belmont Intercollegiate

HUGHES CAREER STATS
Collegiate Career Victories:
0
Collegiate Top 10 Career Finishes: 2

     
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