Apprentice School senior golfer Ben Hunter was named on Tuesday to the first team All-State College Division team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors. This marks the second year in a row that Hunter was honored by the association.
A Suffolk, Va. native, Hunter has put his name firmly throughout the Apprentice School record book. He holds the top three individual season averages in school history and ended his career as the low average record holder at 75.73 for 89 rounds.
This past season he finished first in four events, including the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships as he became the first two-time individual national champion in USCAA history. In his last collegiate match, Hunter won medalist honors at the Glenn Heath Shipbuilders Memorial Tournament and became the first Apprentice School golfer to win medalist honors in the event named for the late Apprentice School Head Golf Coach Glenn Heath.
He finished the year in the top ten in 12 of 14 events, in the top five in 10 of 14 and in the top three in seven of the 14 events. Hunter participated in the PGA Minority Collegiate Championships and finished seventh, the first-time that an Apprentice School golfer was invited to participate in the mainly NCAA Division I and II field.