Hello, My Name is ... Michael Hines

Dec. 11, 2014

THE FLATS – The No. 2 junior golfer in the state of Georgia and 48th nationally (AJGA) in the class of 2012, Michael Hines signed with Tech in the early signing period in November of 2011. He played in seven events as a freshman before red-shirting in the 2013-14 academic year.

Hines started three times this fall, posting a T46 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, a T42 at the Jerry Pate National and a T10 at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational. He posted his first career top-20 finish competing as an individual at the U.S. Collegiate Championship (1-under-par 215). He secured his first career top-10 finish with a career-low 54-hole score of 206 (10-under-par) at the Makai Invitational. He finished the fall with a 72.00 stroke average over 12 rounds.

Hines, who has made the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2013 and 2014, has had two holes-in-one, one at age 12 and one at age 18. Both of his parents, Craig and Lauren, were track and field athletes in college.

Shoe Size: 11
Roommate: Ollie Schniederjans
Interests/Hobbies: Sports/anything competitive with Vincent Whaley
Three Words That Describe Me: skinny, quiet, competitive
Favorite Food: blueberries
Favorite Late Night Snack: Gatorade
Meal I Prepare Most Often: chicken stir fry
Favorite Spot on Campus: golf office
Favorite Childhood Activity: playing sports with friends
Favorite TV Channel: TBS
Moment in History I’d Like to Have Witnessed: Tiger chipping in on 16 at Augusta
Celebrity Crush: Kate Upton
Biggest Fear: Vince beating me in tennis
Job I’d Like Outside of Golf: Fantasy Football
Favorite Sports Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: Shooter
Best Sports Talent Besides Golf: Basketball
Favorite Pro Athlete: Rory McIlroy
Favorite Pro Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: basketball
Most Memorable Sports Moment: Future Masters win
Pregame Ritual: none
My Focus This Summer: counting cards
Favorite Coach Heppler Phrase: “We got guys…”
What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: preparing you for the future

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