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How Michael Jordan became a golfer

Michael Jordan was a junior at the University of North Carolina in 1984 when he posed the question to his roommate Buzz Peterson, who was also his teammate on the Tar Heels basketball team. There was another person in their room that day, a new friend that Peterson had recently met in a psychology class. The friend was Davis Love III. (PGA Tour)

Bryana Nguyen, Brynn Walker Competing in U.S. Women's Amateur

Bryana Nguyen and Brynn Walker began competition in the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship Monday. This year's championship is being played at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif. In round one of stroke play, Nguyen, a rising sophomore from Columbia, Md., shot a 4-over-par 76. Walker, a rising sophomore from St. David's, Pa., shot a 5-over-par 77. (GoHeels.com)

Andrew DiBitetto Named UNC Men's Golf Head Coach

Andrew DiBitetto is the new head men's golf coach at UNC, director of athletics Bubba Cunningham announced Tuesday. DiBitetto was an honorable mention All-America golfer at Charlotte, where he finished ninth in the 2007 NCAA Championship, and has coached collegiately for nine seasons, including the last six as assistant and associate head coach at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition

The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)

Buzz, Michael and Davis: Longtime friends share weekend headlines

Buzz Peterson, Michael Jordan, and Davis Love, close friends since their days together at UNC, were back in the headlines-on the same day no less. All three are past their coaching and playing prime, and as a result, often spend months away from the limelight. And yet on Thursday, Buzz received a promotion as Assistant General Manager of the Charlotte Hornets. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

A record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)

UNC finishes 5th nationally in race for the Learfield Directors’ Cup

UNC finished fifth in the final 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' 11th top-five and 20th top-10 finish in the 24-year history of the award. It marks the 18th time UNC is the highest-ranked ACC program. The Directors' Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men's and 10 women's programs per school. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Golf Making a Coaching Change

University of North Carolina head men's golf coach Andrew Sapp will not be retained after six seasons leading the Tar Heel program. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Andrew and the first-class manner in which he conducted himself as head coach, but I believe it is necessary to make a change at this time,” says UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham. (GoHeels.com)

Caddie Confidential -- Davis Love's got a brand new bag -- his son's

There's no way to hide the fact that Davis Love III is our caddie and Davis Love IV the player he was working for. So rather than hide it, DL III was kind enough to sit with me for a few minutes after a heartbreaking missed cut by his son, nicknamed Dru (a three-putt on the last hole to miss by one shot), and talk about his experience carrying the bag. (ESPN.com)

Father’s Day Gift for Davis Love III: Caddying for Son, Dru

Davis Love III’s son, Dru, was on the eighth green at Erin Hills on Tuesday when he asked for a number from his caddie. “Dad,” Dru Love said, “what year was your first U.S. Open?” Brookline in 1988, the elder Love replied. That led his friend and golfing contemporary Brad Faxon, a Fox analyst who was visiting with them, to ask, “Were you 23 in ’88?” (New York Times)

Chansky’s Notebook: Local Boy Makes Good

Ben Griffin is the first Tar Heel golf All-American in 10 years. Chapel Hill’s Griffin shot an even-par 72 for the third straight day to finish in a tie for 11th place at the 2017 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships Monday in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Griffin missed Tuesday’s stroke play final but still earned the coveted All-American honors, UNC’s first since Kevin O’Connell in 2008. (Chapelboro.com)

Ben Griffin Earns All-American, Ties for 11th at NCAA Championship

UNC's Ben Griffin shot an even-par 72 to finish in 11th place at the 2017 NCAA Men's Golf NCAA Championships Monday at Rich Harvest Farms. The Chapel Hill native earned All-America honors for the second time (honorable mention All-America in 2015). He tied ACC champion Jimmy Stanger as the low finisher at the NCAA Championship among ACC players. (GoHeels.com)

2016-2017 was an incredible year for North Carolina athletics

A national championship, five Final Fours (or NCAA Tournament semi-finals), and five ACC regular season or tournament championships. There were also awards won and records set—both individual and team achievements. At times, it seems easy to take the success that Carolina has had for granted and just brush it off as another typical year for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Men's Golf Rallies to Advance to NCAA Championship

Freshman Austin Hitt fired a 3-under 67 and juniors Ben Griffin and Jose Montaño shot 69s to lead the University of North Carolina to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Stanford Regional and a berth in the 2017 NCAA Golf Championship. Carolina entered today's third round in eighth place and six shots out of the top five, which was needed to advance. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Golf Completes Comeback In Athens Regional

The UNC women's golf team qualified for the 2017 NCAA Women's Golf Championships after making an 11-shot comeback on Wednesday. The Tar Heels shot a 1-under par 287 to climb from tenth to sixth and claim the final spot from the Athens Regional. The Tar Heels knew coming into the day that they needed an under-par round to have a chance to advance. (GoHeels.com)

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