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Huskies homecoming spotlight: Dustin Martin

Dustin Martin

Battle Mountain’s Dustin Martin has high standards for himself. He made state last year, a big accomplishment, but shot 94s both days. He considers his state performance his most embarrassing moment in golf. Umm, Dustin, it happens to the best of them. That having been said, Martin’s got another shot at state next week at Yampa near Craig, so as far as he’s concerned, it’s time to go low.

Date of birth: July 18, 1990

Parents: Ted and Christy Martin

Siblings: Haley, 18, and Ashley, 25

How’d you get into golf? “My parents always played so they got me into it. I got serious when I was 13 or 14. You got to hit something as hard as you can and see how far it goes.”

When did you know you had a talent? “When I was 12, I shot an 86 from ladies’ tees and then I started playing as much as possible.”

Favorite local courses: “I’m a member at Eagle Ranch, but I like the Summit Course at Cordillera, so I caddy there.”

Best round: 73 at Eagle Ranch from the golds

Handicap: 3

Longest drive: 400 yards on No. 14 at Cotton Ranch

Favorite course you’ve played: Kapalua

Courses you want to play: Pebble Beach and The Cliffs (Tiger Woods’ first design)

Favorite club: 60-degree wedge ” “I chip in with that a lot. I’m good with the flop shot, but I like to check up with that, do a little bump and run.”

Goal for state? “I’m working on shooting at least 74 or lower. Because it’s a pretty playable course, there are going to be some low scores and I’m pretty sure 74 or lower will put me in the top 10.”

Best moment in golf: Missing a hole-in-one on No. 7 at Vail by 2 inches.

Most embarrassing moment in golf: “The worst moment was states last year.”

College plans: “I’m looking at a junior college in Scottsdale (Ariz.). They have a pretty good golf team, and then maybe at Arizona State or CU-Colorado Springs.”

Career plans: Sports medicine

Sports you watch: Golf, football, baseball

Favorite teams: Boston Red Sox and Rockies

What happened during the World Series last year? “I had to root for the home team. It worked out pretty well, though.”

Favorite TV show: Family Guy

Favorite movie: “Meeting Sarah Marshall”

Favorite movie star: George Clooney

Favorite golf movie: “The Greatest Game Ever Played”

Favorite music: Hip-hop

Favorite video game: Tennis on Wii

Hobbies: Basketball and baseball

Powder day, where do you go? “Hit the Back Bowls and Blue Sky.”

Favorite food: Orange chicken from Panda Express

Favorite pizza slice: Hawaiian

Favorite color: Green

If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? Pine tree

If you were ruler of the world for one day, what would you do? “I’d have everyone streak.”

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