Published 6:25 pm Monday, July 20, 2020

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Recent Andalusia High School graduate Adam Kilpatrick signed to play golf at Huntingdon College on Sunday.

Kilpatrick will attend Huntington in the fall on scholarship.

Kilpatrick explained that his passion for the sport began when he was a child.

“I started playing golf when I was 4 out here at Old Pine Golf Course. My family owns a golf course out here. I just kept on playing ever since,” Kilpatrick said. “I started playing golf at the age of 4 and competitively at age 10. I have traveled all over the South-East region of the US competing against some of the best junior golfers in the country.”

The decision to go to Huntingdon was made because Kilpatrick said they are one of the top programs in the country.

“Out of all of the golf teams in D1-D3, Huntingdon is ranked 23,” Kilpatrick said. “That is even ahead of Alabama and Auburn. I was playing in the North/South All-Star Game when the Huntingdon coach saw me play and I just knew it was the right decision.”

While COVID-19 has made plans interesting for the fall, Kilpatrick said he is still looking forward to college.

“I have been hitting the gym pretty hard recently just trying to keep in shape,” Kilpatrick said. “As far as I know, nothing has changed for the golf season, but I know that classes are going to be a little different because of COVID-19.”

Kilpatrick plans to continue playing golf after college.

“I want to keep going after college. That’s the goal, at least. Golf has always been a huge part of my life and always will be,” Kilpatrick said.

Kilpatrick received guidance from many coaches throughout his time at AHS which has prepared him for his new journey at Huntingdon.

“I want to say thank you to all of my coaches through the high school years, there’s been like 6 of them,” Kilpatrick said.

Kilpatrick plans to study business finance at Huntingdon and said he is excited about his future.