BMW Pro-Am golfer Hurley connects with descendent of Navy hero
GREER — Billy Hurley III had to work around a spacious water hazard.
Hurley earned All-American honors as a golfer at the U.S. Naval Academy in 2004 and was moving full steam ahead toward the PGA Tour.
However, he first had to complete a different tour.
He enlisted for six years in the Navy. From 2007 to 2009, he served as a lieutenant aboard the USS Chung-Hoon, a missile destroyer based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.