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    Hunter Mahan
    Hunter Mahan

    Hometown:
    McKinney, TX

    High School:
    McKinney

    Height:
    5-11

    THIS SEASON: Just a freshman, Hunter Mahan has been USC's top golfer all fall and enters the spring ranked No. 5 in the MasterCard individual rankings. His stroke average of 70.0 and low round of 63 are team-bests.

    FALL RESULTS: Mahan came to USC as the top-ranked junior golfer in the country and has not disappointed ... Mahan has two tournament wins under his belt and four top five finishes in five tournaments this fall ... Shot a 206, including rounds of 67 and 69, in his Trojan debut to finish in a tie for 5th at the Northwest Classic ... Shot a 213 to win the Windon Memorial Classic, become the first USC men's golfer to win a collegiate tournament since Chad Wright in 1997 ... Came back one week later with a 204--the lowest 54-hole score at USC since Sam Randolph shot 200 in 1985--to win the Taylor Made Red River Classic, becoming the first Trojan to win back-to-back titles since Wright in 1997 ... Shot the lowest known round in USC history at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate with an outstanding 63 in the second round.

    Hunter Mahan in the Fall of 2000
    Northwest Classic 70-67-69--218 (5th tie)
    William H. Tucker 73-79-72--224 (56th tie)
    Windon Memorial 72-68-73--213 (1st)
    Red River Classic 72-65-67--204 (1st)
    Jerry Pate Intecoll. 71-63-70--204 (4th)

    HIGH SCHOOL: Mahan, the nation's top junior amateur, prepped at McKinney High in McKinney, Tex. ... Won the 1999 USGA Junior Championship ... Made the quarterfinals of the 2000 U.S. Amateur ... Won the Western Junior, the North-South Junior and the Texas 5A High School Championships ... Runner-up at the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions ... Named First-Team AJGA All-American and selected the 1999 AJGA Player of the Year.

    LINKS: Born on May 17, 1982 Hunter is an undeclared major at USC.

    Hunter Mahan's Career Marks
    Lowest 54-Hole Score: 204
    Lowest Round: 63
    Top 10 Finishes: 4
    Rounds in 60s: 6

    PERSONAL:
    The first thing I learned about golf: "Practice is the only way to get better."
    Favorite Professional Golfers: "David Duval, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods."
    Why I chose to attend USC: "It has good academics and a good golf program."