Hunter Hamrick, No. 19 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, is only a sophomore at Alabama, but you never would have guessed it. As a redshirt freshman, he won his first college tournament at the 2009 NCAA Northeast Regional, and was named an honorable mention Ping All-American. Last summer, Hamrick fired a final-round 67 to win the 93rd Alabama Amateur Championship in come-from-behind fashion.
Name Hunter Hamrick
Birthdate January 16, 1990
Birthplace Montgomery, Ala.
Favorite Food Wings, pizza or anything with meat.
On My iPod Rap when I need to bump: Lil’ Wayne, Gorilla Zoe. Country the rest of the time: George Strait and, of course, Taylor Swift.
Favorite Movie(s) “Blow,” “Shawshank Redemption,” “Taken,” “Shooter.”
Hidden Talent I am a decent duck caller (my roommate may not appreciate my practicing).
Biggest Fear Giving blood.
Favorite Course Any course around central Alabama where I can get a game.
Dream Foursome Lebron James, Chad Ochocinco, Shaq and myself.
Favorite Golfer(s) Camilo Villegas and Ben Hogan.
Words To Live By “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6.
Best Golf Tip Hit more club and play fast.
Shot I Love To Practice Putting and bunker shots.
Needs Improvement Chipping and short game.
Favorite Club 3-wood or putter.
Ball Marker Quarter, the year changes but it has to be a good year; 1967 and 69 usually produce good results.
Superstitions Can’t use a quarter from a bad year.
Holes-in-One 5 (on different courses, but all on the 17th hole).
Age I First Broke 70 11.
Lowest Round Ever 62.
Love To Trade Places With Tiger Woods…pre-scandal.
Favorite Non-Golf Athlete Lebron James.
What’s In The Bag
DRIVER Titleist 909 D2 Aldila Voodoo shaft x-stiff .25 inches short, 3-WOOD Nike Sumo 13 degrees Diamana stiff shaft, HYBRID Nike 18 degrees Aldila x-stiff shaft, IRONS Nike VR cavity (3-4) S-400 shafts and Nike VR blade (5-9) S-400 shafts, WEDGES Nike VR (47, 53 and 59 degrees) with S-400 shafts, PUTTER TP Mills prototype