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Adam Hunter (golfer)

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Full name  Adam Hunter
Professional wins  5
Died  October 14, 2011
Former tours  PGA European Tour
Turned professional  1984
Role  Golfer
Education  Virginia Tech

College  Virginia Tech
Name  Adam Hunter
Weight  70 kg
Nationality  Scotland
Other  4
Height  1.70 m
European tour  1
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Born  26 September 1963 Glasgow, Scotland (1963-09-26)

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Adam Hunter (26 September 1963 – 14 October 2011) was a Scottish professional golfer. His achievements included winning the 1995 Portuguese Open. He later became a renowned coach for such golfers as Paul Lawrie.

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Career

After completing two-and-a-half years of a golf scholarship at Virginia Tech in the United States, he turned professional in 1984. He joined the European Tour the following year after coming through final qualifying school. He failed to hold on to his tour card in his rookie season, but was back on tour after another successful visit to qualifying school.

Having lost his playing privileges again at the end of the 1986 season, when he made just one cut, Hunter did not return to the European Tour until 1990. He maintained consistent form though the 1990s earning sufficient money each season to retain his tour card until the end of 1998. His only win on the tour came at the 1995 Portuguese Open, and that season he finished a career high 63rd on the European Tour Order of Merit. He also won the 1987 Northern Open, a non-tour event.

Hunter became a successful golf coach. He worked with many top professionals, including 1999 Open Champion Paul Lawrie from 1998 to 2004, and LPGA Tour player Catriona Matthew. He also provided coaching to Scottish golfers Stephen Gallacher, Alastair Forsyth and Gary Orr.

Death

Hunter died at the Beatson Oncology Centre on 14 October 2011 from leukaemia, two years after his diagnosis with the disease. He was 48.

European Tour wins (1)

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

Other wins (4)

  • 1985 Granite City Classic, Scottish U25 Champion
  • 1986 Carnoustie Challenge
  • 1987 Northern Open
  • Results in major championships

    Note: The Open Championship was the only major Hunter played.
    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut

    References

    Adam Hunter (golfer) Wikipedia


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