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Male Athlete of the Year

Alcoa’s Hunter cards state tournament scorcher to win title

Rising Alcoa senior Gabe Hunter, the 2017-18 Barley’s/Blount Press Row Male Athlete of the Year for all sports, posted one of the best final rounds in state tournament history en route to the title last September. Photos by Wallace Bowden

By Stefan Cooper
Editor
Blount Press Row

Way to wait it out, Daniel Hunter.

Hunter kept it together when he spied his then 3-year-old son, Gabe, getting in his cuts with the former’s clubs out in the backyard.

He didn’t panic when Gabe chose basketball as his sport as a middle schooler.

Golf came back for Gabe Hunter with a vengeance by high school. The rising Alcoa senior and 2017-18 Barley’s/Blount Press Row Male Athlete of the Year for all sports is now one of the best prep golfers in the state.

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