Golfing for a good cause: Local prep golfer prepares for MACC Fund Invitational

Posted at 10:52 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 23:52:57-04

Piercen Hunt is the best prep golfer in the state.

"Winning our state championship my freshman year is still probably going to be the thing I look back on and remember the best because I think that group of guys was really special," said Hunt.

"It's been a lot of fun," he said. "Jump in a van half the days and through the spring, and go with my teammates and just play 18 holes."

But in addition to being part of the Arrowhead team, He's glad to help the MACC Fund Invitational, along with his teammates at Erin Hills.

"I actually had the opportunity of meeting a little guy named Lincoln last year at the event and that was a special experience for me, walking off the 18th green and getting to kind of just stand with him for a few minutes," Hunt said. "Playing Erin Hills is, it's an opportunity that not many people get in their life. To have the course so close to home here, it's pretty special."

Hunt is special too. He's won the WIAA state title as a freshman and a sophomore.

TODAY'S TMJ4 Sports Anchor Lance Allan asked Hunt, "So you've won twice. You're not even through your junior year. How often do you get, 'Well, are going to four-peat?'"

"It's been in the back of the mind since I won my freshman year," said Hunt. "But that's where it's gonna stay. It's gonna stay in the back of the mind."

Hunt has been goal-oriented since age 12.

"When I was 12 I set the goal of I want to be the number one player in the world," he said. "It's kind of a cliche one. It's what everyone does, but it's something that I'm passionate about."

Hunt also has occasional visions of a green jacket.

"You do. That's a little bit more in the subconscious though. A lot of what I try and visualize and think about is not results-based. It's more process and goal oriented," Hunt said.

The MACC Fund Invitational is at Erin Halls Saturday.