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Ryder Cup: Things are getting busy for captain Davis Love III

The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and brighter for 2016 Ryder Cup USA Captain Davis Love III. Appointed to his second crack at captaincy on Feb. 24, 2015, Love is now under three weeks away from learning who his eight automatic players will be when points officially close at the conclusion of the Barclays, scheduled for Sunday, August 28. (Ryder Cup)

Griffin Plays Well But Falls In Close Match at US Amateur

Garrett Rank defeated UNC junior Ben Griffin 1 up in the round of 64 at the 2016 United States Golf Amateur Championship played at the Oakland Hills Country Club. Griffin entered the round of 64 match play after shooting 66-72 and tying for 11th place in stroke play. The Chapel Hill native shot 1-over-par today, but Rank won five holes to four to advance. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Ben Griffin In The Hunt

Chapel Hill’s Ben Griffin could win the U.S. Amateur. UNC golfer Ben Griffin has faced long odds almost from the day he picked up a club. Griffin was always under-sized. As a freshman at East Chapel Hill High School, Griffin stunned a Wilmington senior a foot taller than him by chipping in on the first playoff hole to win the first of his two state championships. (Chapelboro.com)

Ben Griffin Fifth After Day One At U.S. Amateur

University of North Carolina junior Ben Griffin shot 4-under-par 66 and is tied for fifth place after the first round of the 2016 United States Amateur Men’s Golf Championship at the Oakland Hills Country Club. Tar Heel teammate William Register, also a rising junior, overcame a slow start and finished his round with an even par 70. (GoHeels.com)

Griffin, Register Begin Play At U.S. Amateur Golf Championship

UNC juniors Ben Griffin and William Register begin play today in the 2016 United States Amateur Golf Championship. The premier amateur event is being played at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Griffin tees off at 1:20 p.m. Register plays at 2:15 p.m. Griffin earned All-ACC and honorable mention All-America honors as a freshman. (GoHeels.com)

Kelly Whaley Qualifies For Match Play At U.S. Women's Amateur

Kelly Whaley advanced to the match play stage of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship with a 1-under 70 today at the Rolling Green Golf Club. Whaley’s 70 brings her stroke play score to 143 (+1) which tied for 33rd. Whaley, a rising sophomore on the UNC women’s golf team, made three birdies to just two bogeys on the day. (GoHeels.com)

Whaley, Harkins Competing in U.S. Women's Amateur

Kelly Whaley and Lexi Harkins will compete at the US Women’s Amateur Championship Monday at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa. Whaley, a rising sophomore at UNC from Farmington, Conn., will tee off at No. 10 at 2:20 p.m. today. Harkins, a rising junior from Crystal Lake, Ill., is in the final group to tee off No. 10 today at 2:42 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network

As Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Golfer Austin Hitt Selected To Wyndham Cup

Incoming freshman Austin Hitt of Longwood, Fla., is one of 40 players named to the 27th annual Wyndham Cup, which will be contested at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Conn., July 25-28. Hitt is a member of the East team which includes seven Wyndham Cup veterans. Hitt, ranked fifth in his class by Golfweek, is No. 14 in the Polo Golf Rankings. (GoHeels.com)

ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNC

An all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. (GoHeels.com)

Davis Love recovering, focused on Ryder Cup after surgery

Davis Love III is recovering following surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip on Wednesday. Love said his hip had been bothering him for most of this season and finally decided to have the procedure so he’d be ready to play again to begin the 2016-17 PGA Tour season and perform his duties in September as the U.S. Ryder Cup captain. (Golf Channel)

Lexi Harkins Named WGCA All-America Scholar

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) has named UNC's Lexi Harkins an All-America Scholar for 2016. Harkins, a sophomore from Crystal Lake, Ill., earns the honor for the second year in a row after also doing so as a freshman in 2015. The criteria for selection to the All-America Scholar Team is a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. (GoHeels.com)

Davis Love III to have hip surgery; shouldn't affect Ryder role

Davis Love III, who withdrew on Thursday from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational after an opening-round 78, is scheduled to have hip surgery next Wednesday, according to his manager. The surgery is to repair a torn labrum in his left hip and he’s expected to be out until the beginning of the 2016-17 season in October, Mac Barnhardt with Lagardère Unlimited told GolfChannel.com. (Golf Channel)

UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 25-21

No. 23: Carolina 77, Syracuse 73 - Women's Basketball, Jan. 7, 2016: A disappointing season that was derailed by an injury to senior Xylina McDaniel had its high point on Jan. 7, when the Tar Heels knocked off eventual NCAA finalist Syracuse 77-73 at Carmichael Arena. (GoHeels.com)

UNC 7th In Learfield Directors' Cup Final Standings

UNC finished seventh in the final 2015-16 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Carolina’s 19th top-10 finish in the 23-year history of the award and the 17th time the Tar Heels led all ACC schools. 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)

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