Sarnia golfer earns first PGA start since 2017

Golf ball on a white tee. File photo courtesy of © Can Stock Photo / Molka

A Sarnia golfer has qualified for this week’s PGA event in Bermuda.

Matt Hill, 33, fired a round of 66 in Monday’s Bermuda Championship qualifier.  The Bright’s Grove native made a birdie on the final hole to help earn himself one of the four qualifying spots.

The golf tournament will mark Hill’s first start on the PGA Tour since 2017 and his 13th overall.  He made his PGA debut in 2009 and turned pro the following the year.

Hill was one of the top amateur golfers during his time at North Carolina State University, winning 10 tournaments in total, including the NCAA Division I Championship in 2009.  Hill was later named the 2009 ACC Male Athlete of the Year and also won the Haskins Award, given to the most outstanding collegiate golfer.

Hill’s lone professional victory came at the Dakota Dunes Casino Open on the Canadian Tour in July of 2012.