COACH CARPENTER ON RICHARDSON: “Hunter was Freshman of the Year in the OVC last year and was top-10 in scoring average. He makes more birdies than anyone on the team. He is a very accurate iron player and has the best short game on the team. He had an outstanding summer with top finishes in all of his tournaments. He rarely shoots a high score and will always produce a good score. His putting needs to improve to move him to the top of the OVC in scoring average but he is a top-five player."
2014-15: Had a remarkable debut season, becoming only the eighth golfer in OVC history to sweep all three OVC postseason categories (All-OVC, OVC Freshman of the Year, OVC All-Newcomer)...Played in 33 rounds, ranking seventh in the OVC in scoring average (72.5)...Posted five top-10 finishes...Carded a low round of 69 on three different occasions (second round of the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate on Oct. 20, second round of the A-State Red Wolves Intercollegiate on April 4, first round of the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate on April 13)...Best finish was sixth in the Frito Lay/All-State Intercollegiate on Feb. 23-24.
BEFORE UTM: Came to UT Martin from Clarksville High School, where he played for head coach Adam Welch...Earned a spot into the 2014 US Amateur in Johns Creek, Ga. after finishing in the top-three at a qualifier at the Cleveland (Tenn.) Country Club...His dynamic senior season included his first-ever TSSAA state golf championship appearance, where he finished tied for eighth place with a final score of 148 (72-76)...Qualified for state by emerging victorious in both the District 10-AAA and Region 5-AAA tournaments...An all-area selection by the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, he carded 21 top-10 finishes in 31 tournaments spanning from 2010-13, including tournament victories in the 2010 TaylorMade/adidas Championship Series in Hendersonville (first out of 21), the 2010 Craig Rudolph Memorial in Clarksville (first in age division), the 2011 Craig Rudolph Memorial in Clarksville (first out of 42), the 2011 TSSAA AAA district championship in Dickson (first as both an individual as well as helping CHS to a team title), the 2012 Mayors Men’s Classic in Clarksville (first out of 55) and the 2013 Belle-Meade/Hillwood Invitational (first place overall)...Also represented the West team in the Tennessee Junior Ruder Cup, hosted by PGA Tour professionals Scott Stallings and Brandt Snedeker.
PERSONAL: Born on July 1, 1996...Son of Rick and Betsy Richardson...Has two older siblings, Ashlee and Carlee...Father Rick played basketball at Wichita State before transferring to play baseball at Austin Peay...Majoring in humanities and fine arts.
Year Rounds Strokes Avg. Low Best Finish
2014-15 33 2394 72.55 69 6
1 year 33 2394 72.55 69 6