Andrew Huber, Matt Murlick hope to play for New Trier boys golf team at state

Matt Murlick defeated Hunter Nesselroad 3 and 2 in the match-play final to capture the 34th Chick Evans Junior Amateur.
Matt Murlick defeated Hunter Nesselroad 3 and 2 in the match-play final to capture the 34th Chick Evans Junior Amateur. | Submitted

A year ago, Andrew Huber and Matt Murlick both made the trip to The Den at Fox Creek in Bloomington as alternates for the Class 3A boys golf state tournament.

This season, the two rising juniors at New Trier want to do more than watch the action.

“A goal of mine is to play in the state tournament,” Huber said.

Murlick said it was a good learning experience to be in Bloomington as a sophomore, one he hopes will help him if he’s fortunate enough to secure a spot in the postseason lineup in October.

“I’ve practiced a lot and played a lot of tournaments this summer, so I can play down there this year,” Murlick said.

By all accounts, this has been the busiest and best summer for Huber and Murlick, both of whom have been serious about tournament golf for three years. They have played events operated by the Illinois Junior Golf Association, the Chicago District Golf Association, the Mid-American Junior Golf Tour and the American Junior Golf Association.

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