Hendrix has enjoyed a brilliant summer of amateur golf. He was a member of the 2003 Clemson University squad that captured the 2003 NCAA Golf Championship, along with the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and NCAA Regional title. Now he is playing in his first Walker Cup Match.

Hendrix has had four top-five finishes in recent major amateur golf events, including a victory at the Sunnehanna, a runner-up finish at the Porter Cup, a fourth-place finish at the Monroe Invitational and a fifth-place finish at the Rice Planters Amateur.

A senior at Clemson, Hendrix emerged as a model of consistency in his sophomore year. As a junior, Hendrix was one of the most reliable players on the nation’s best team, finishing the season with a stroke average of 71.74, including 12 rounds in the 60s.

A long hitter, Hendrix had five top-10s in 2002-03 collegiate events, including four fourth-place finishes and a 35th-place finish at the 2003 NCAA Championship.

Matt Hendrix

Age: 22

Home Town:
Aiken, S.C.