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Griffin plays hometown hero at UNCBenjamin Griffin has moved six times in his lifetime, but Chapel Hill, has always been home. A North Carolina dorm room is the latest residence he's taken up, but things haven't changed much. He's always been a Tar Heel and he's still playing great at Finley Golf Course. Griffin shot a 10-under 206 at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, taking medalist honors at the course he knows so well. (Golf Week)
Lucas: Tar Heels Stand Alone In SeptemberUNC's entire athletic department is now undefeated in head to head matches in the month of September, compiling a 14-0 record this month. The Tar Heels are the only program in the 15-member ACC to have gone unblemished in September. In addition, UNC is the only program among the top twenty 2014 finishers in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup that remains undefeated across the board this month. (GoHeels.com)
Return to Greensboro marks milestone for Davis Love IIIWhen Davis Love III teed off on hole number 10 Thursday at the Wyndham Championship, it was a milestone moment for him. It was his 700th career start on the PGA Tour, seemingly a lifetime since a fresh-faced 21-year-old out of UNC made his first start back in 1985. “Little things like we would call a newspaper to find your tee-time the next day,” Love reminisced. “Literally, it was a different world.” (WRAL Sports Fan)
My Experience as a UNC Student-Athlete: A (Not So) Different PerspectiveFormer UNC golfer Bob Cherry recalls his academic experience as a student-athlete who took one of the infamous "paper classes" and earned a real education nonetheless. In fact, Bob Cherry is now Dr. Cherry, a practicing dentist in Wilmington, NC. Although his perspective on the academic experience of UNC student-athletes is different from what the media has presented, he believes it is not so different from what the vast majority of UNC student-athletes believe. (Coaching the Mind)
UNC Finishes Fourteenth in Director's Cup StandingsUNC finished fourteenth in the final 2013-2014 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Friday. Carolina compiled a total 976 points, led by the women’s tennis team with a second-place finish of 90 points. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC's O'Donnell shares U.S. Open spotlight with LiCatherine O’Donnell noticed the unusually large gallery and multiple cameras popping photos of her playing group on the first tee Thursday on Pinehurst No.2. It’s O’Donnell’s first time playing the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament, but all the fuss was for another Open newcomer who is half the former UNC golfer’s age. Lucy Li, the 11-year-old from California, joined O’Donnell for their opening round. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Former UNC star Catherine O'Donnell to tee off in US Women's OpenWhen then-North Carolina freshman Catherine O’Donnell heard in 2009 that the U.S. Women’s Open was coming to Pinehurst No. 2, she called her father and told him she would play in it. Five years later, she called him from a qualifying tournament in Rumson, N.J. “She said, ‘Dad, I was the medallist,’” Michael O’Donnell said. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Mark Wilson Misses Cut At U.S. OpenFormer UNC golfer Mark Wilson fired a 6-over-par 76 in the second round of the 114th U.S. Open for a 6-over 146 total and missed the cut by one stroke. The 72-hole event is being played at Pinehurst #2. Wilson carded two birdies and eight bogeys en route to his 6-over score. Martin Kaymer leads all players in the event with a 10-under 130 total, six strokes ahead of Brendan Todd. (GoHeels.com)
Mark Wilson Shoots 70 In First Round Of U.S. OpenFormer UNC golfer Mark Wilson fired an even par 70 in the first round of the 114th U.S. Open and is tied for 16th place. The 72-hole event is being played at Pinehurst #2. Wilson carded two birdies and two bogeys en route to his even par score. The leader, Martin Kaymer, fired a 5-under-par 65 on Thursday. Wilson gets an early start in Friday's second round as he tees off at 7:07 off the #1 tee. (GoHeels.com)
UNC, Duke blues dot the Pinehurst greensNorth Carolina’s Mark Wilson and Duke’s Joe Ogilvie used to play golf together during collegiate competitions. Twenty years later they’ll be teeing off together on the sport’s biggest stage. Wilson, Ogilvie and the fittingly-named Ken Duke will start at hole No. 10 at 12:52 p.m. Thursday at the 114th U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst No. 2, providing a local flavor to an international event. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Tar Heel, future Tar Heel finish 1-2 at N.C. Amateur ChampionshipEven though he’s got a year remaining with Pinehurst High School’s boys golf team, Joshua Martin is already racking up trophies as one of the state’s top golfers. Martin added a big one to his trophy case Sunday, rallying past Charlotte’s Bailey Patrick Jr., a rising senior who plays for North Carolina, after a rain delay to win his first N.C. Amateur Championship. (Charlotte Observer)
It's Official: UNC Didn't Win an ACC Title in 2013-14If you are keeping score at home this year marks the first time in UNC's ACC membership a team didn't win at least one ACC championship. UNC last chance to snag a title dissipated Friday night in Greensboro when the Tar Heel baseball team was officially eliminated from ACC Championship contention via a 3-2 loss to Virginia. (Tar Heel Blog)
Tar Heels Excel In Latest APRUNC had 18 sports with a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher according to figures released today by the NCAA. The 18 sports include six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another half dozen that scored 990 or higher. The NCAA tracks classroom performance of student-athletes through the APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester at every NCAA institution. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC 2013-2014 All Sports VideoThe All Sports video celebrates UNC athletics over the past year. The video highlights some of the best moments during the 2013-2014 Tar Heel sports calendar.
Golf Tournament Set To Benefit Morelli FamilyA fund-raising golf tournament will be held on Friday June 27 at Catawba Springs Golf Course in Hickory with proceeds benefiting the daughter of long-time Tar Heel head football equipment and business manager Dominic Morelli. The event is being organized by Tar Heel Letterman Mark Sigmon (1984) through the Hearts and Hope Foundation Inc. Kaitlin Morelli has been receiving treatment for pleural mesothelioma. Organizers are also looking for a corporate event sponsors. (UNC Lettermen)