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Scholar-Athlete Luncheon Recognizes Academic ExcellenceThe day’s highest honor went to the Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, the five senior men and women who rank the highest in the most impressive collegiate statistic: grade point average. Each invited a faculty member and introduced him or her during brief remarks. In addition to speaking about each honored faculty member, the students looked back on their time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Compile Record-High APRUNC student-athletes compiled a record-high Academic Progress Rate of 987 in 2014-15 and compiled a four-year rating of 981, two points above the national rate. It is the second consecutive year the Tar Heels have set or tied their top single-season score in the APR. The 18 Tar Heel programs that scored a 1000 in 2014-15 include men’s basketball. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Bad Lip Reading - Tar Heel Coaches EditionIt's Bad Lip Reading, North Carolina coaches style! Originally shown at the 2016 Rammys on Monday, April 18 2016.
Video: UNC Athletics - Bring 'Em OutDiving teammates Jack Nyquist and Ozzie Moyer wrote an "Even More Fire" version of Bring 'Em Out. Tar Heel Style featuring all of UNC's talented teams.
Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will set the perfect example for US teamDavis Love III could have offered no more salutary example for his American Ryder Cup charges to follow than his own exquisite hole-in-one at Augusta’s par-three 16th, one of three at the water-guarded short hole on a convulsive Masters Sunday. (London Telegraph)
Seven UNC Programs Honored For Top APRsThe NCAA is honoring seven athletic programs at UNC for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates in their respective sports. The seven Tar Heel squads honored this year include women’s fencing, women’s golf, gymnastics, men’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)
From the Masters to the Ryder Cup, Davis Love III keeps a lot on his plateGrandfather Davis Love III turned back the clock in August. Now he’s working to change the future of the U.S. Ryder Cup in October. Five years after neck surgery and five months after foot surgery, Love won the 2015 Wyndham Championship in August with a final-round 64 for his first PGA Tour title in seven years and the 21st of his career. With the victory at age 51, Love earned a return trip to the Masters. (USA Today)
When the shot didn’t fall for North Carolina – in golfThere is a win at Pinehurst in the Arnold Palmer ledger, and he recalls it fondly. But it was a crushing near-miss for the Tar Heels and their star, Harvie Ward. In 1948, Palmer was a freshman at Wake Forest. Near the close of the second round on Pinehurst No. 2, Palmer found himself ahead of his friend and rival Ward. But Ward still had the famed 18th to play. (Pinehurst Resort)
No. 13 UNC men's golf finishes strong in General Hackler ChampionshipAfter a month-long break, the UNC men’s golf team claimed a fourth-place finish this weekend in the General Hackler Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. After faltering down the stretch in the Puerto Rico Classic, the No. 13 Tar Heels hoped to have a better outcome against a strong field that included ranked regional rivals Virginia, South Carolina and N.C. State. (Daily Tar Heel)
Casey Grice Makes LPGA Tour DebutCasey Grice will make her LPGA Debut at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic on Thursday. Grice earned her LPGA Tour Card for the 2016 season by finishing in the top 10 of earnings during the Symetra Tour in 2015. Grice is the first former Tar Heel to earn LPGA Tour status through the Symetra Tour. (GoHeels.com)
Casey Grice Earns LPGA Tour Card For 2016Former North Carolina women’s golfer Casey Grice finished ninth in the Symetra Tour earnings list on Sunday, earning an LPGA Tour card for the 2016 year. Grice is one of 10 Symetra Tour players to earn an LPGA Tour card this year, and is the first Tar Heel to ever earn one through the Symetra Tour’s earnings list. (GoHeels.com)
Q&A With Carolina Junior Carter JenkinsCarter Jenkins finished second at the Primland Collegiate Invitational on Sept. 29, two strokes off the lead. He led the Tar Heels to the team championship as UNC shot 18-under-par for the tournament to beat Auburn and Wake Forest. Jenkins tied the all-time UNC record for 18 holes with a 63 in the second round. He was 9-under-par for the round, which is the best score to par ever by a Tar Heel. (GoHeels.com)
Carter Jenkins Sets UNC 18-Hole Record As Tar Heels Win At PrimlandJunior Carter Jenkins set the all-time UNC 18-holes record with a second round 9-under par 63 and the UNC men’s golf team shot 9-under 279 for the second consecutive round to win the weather-shortened Primland Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday. The event was played at the Highland Course, a par-72, 7,053-yard layout. The Tar Heels won by five strokes over Auburn and 11 strokes over host Wake Forest. (GoHeels.com)
Davis Love: I can still playLove, 51, proved much to himself. After five surgeries and whispers that he should probably just stay on the Champions Tour, Love said he wasn’t through by a long shot — mainly because he wanted at least one more crack at the Masters and The Players Championship, which he won twice but hasn’t played since 2013. "I’m excited about going forward,” said Love. (Florida Times-Union)
Davis Love III Puts $5.15 Million Georgia Home On The MarketThe third-oldest golfer to ever win a PGA Tour event is putting his plantation-style Georgia home on the market. Davis Love III, next year's U.S. Ryder Cup captain and winner of last week's Wyndham Championship, listed his $5.15 million St. Simons Island, Georgia, home for sale. (Golf.com)