Date of Birth - 26 September 1963
Died - 14 October 2011
Place of Birth - Glasgow
Turned Pro - 1984
After completing two a half years of a golf scholarship at Virginia Tech in
the United States, Hunter turned professional in 1984. He joined the
European Tour the following year after coming through final qualifying school. He failed to hold on to his tour card in his rookie season, but was
back on tour after another successful visit to qualifying school.
Having lost his playing privileges again at the end of the 1996 season,
when he made just one cut, Hunter did not return to the European Tour
until 1990. He maintained consistent form though the 1990s earning
sufficient money each season to retain his tour card until the end of
1998. His only win on the tour came at the 1995 Portuguese Open, and
that season he finished a career high 63rd on the European Tour Order of
Merit. He also won the 1987 Northern Open, a non-tour event.
Hunter was a successful golf coach. He worked many top professionals,
including 1999 Open Champion Paul Lawrie from 1998 to 2004, and
LPGA player Catriona Matthew.
1985 Granite City Classic
1985 Scottish U25 Champion
1986 Carnoustie Challenge
1987 Northern Open
1995 Portuguese Open