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UNC Golfer Ben Griffin Learned to Drive Before He Could WalkBen was on the driving range before he had fully learned to walk. Now a sophomore at UNC, his long-held ambition of playing golf in college has become reality. Though he has no shortage of high school accolades, including winning the Rolex Tournament of Champions (one of the top under-18 tournaments in the world), he values the accomplishments from his freshman year at UNC above them all. (Chapel Hill Magazine)
UNC men's golf ends season with 13th place finish at NCAA Tucson RegionalThe No. 25 North Carolina men’s golf team fell flat at the NCAA men’s golf Tucson Regional from May 16-18. The Tar Heels finished 13 out of a 14-team field at The Gallery at Dove Mountain Golf Club, shooting a three day total of 917, which was 53-over-par. (Daily Tar Heel)
Carter Jenkins Earns All-ACC Golf HonorsUNC junior Carter Jenkins is one of 12 players named to the 2016 All-ACC men’s golf team. The Raleigh native leads the Tar Heels in stroke average (71.79), rounds under par (13), and rounds in the 60s (7). Earlier this year he tied the all-time UNC record for low round when he shot a 9-under 63 at the Primland Invitational in Meadows of Dan, Va. (GoHeels.com)
Davis Love III trying to balance Ryder Cup and playingDavis Love III tried his best to separate his Ryder Cup captain duties from his playing in the Wells Fargo Championship. It’s been tough to do. Love, 52, never did get his game going on the longish, wet Quail Hollow layout and missed the cut. During his run-up to playing here he expected plenty of questions about the Ryder Cup, and that’s what he got. (Winston-Salem Journal)
UNC women's golf headed to NCAA Championships for first time since 2012The UNC women's golf team placed fourth in the NCAA Stanford Regional over the weekend. With the finish, North Carolina advances to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2012 — where the Tar Heels finished in 10th place. No member of UNC's roster was in college when the team last traveled to the Championships. (Daily Tar Heel)
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)