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Annapolis grad's golf journey: Most of PGA Tour golfer Billy Hurley III's time in the Navy was spent doi... #navy

Annapolis grad's golf journey: Most of PGA Tour golfer Billy Hurley III's time in the Navy was spent doi... #navy

Most of PGA Tour golfer Billy Hurley III’s time in the Navy was spent doing a different kind of driving. Hurley, a 2004 Naval Academy graduate, traded soft greens for steel decks, serving on the destroyer Chung-Hoon, among other warships, and earning two ship-driving awards in the process, according to his official PGA Tour bio. Hurley left service as a lieutenant in 2009 and less than three years later became the first service-academy grad to earn a full-time spot on the top pro tour. The 32-year-old’s game recently rose to another level when he played in his first major — the U.S. Open — made the cut, tied for 48th place and added to 2014 winnings that topped $676,000 entering the Travelers Championship, which began June 19. His military roots show in his work with the SEAL Legacy Foundation (www.seallegacy.org ) and interaction with service members, active and retired, ...

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