Skyhawk Golf | Hunter Richardson
COACH CARPENTER ON RICHARDSON: “Hunter is a player that has enjoyed much success since his freshman year in high school with many first place finishes and top-10 finishes on the junior tours, plus excellent finishes in the state-sponsored events. He has one of the best short games and putting strokes in the state. He possesses a very strong work ethic and a golf course demeanor that will make him a very strong collegiate player.”
BEFORE UTM: Comes to UT Martin from Clarksville High School, where he played for head coach Adam Welch. Richardson 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. Richardson’s 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). He 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, Richardson carded 21 top-10 finishes in 31 tournaments spanning from 2010-13. That included 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). Richardson also represented the West team in the Tennessee Junior Ruder Cup, hosted by PGA Tour professionals Scott Stallings and Brandt Snedeker.
PERSONAL: Richardson is the son of Rick and Betsy Richardson. His father Rick played basketball at Wichita State before transferring to play baseball at Austin Peay. He has two older siblings, Ashlee and Carlee. He was born on July 1, 1996. He is majoring in humanities and fine arts.