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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)
UNC 0-for-This Year in ACC Team Titles?Barring UNC winning one of the last three championships, the Heels will finish the 2013-14 season without winning a single official ACC title in any team sport. What's worse UNC only had one team finish in the first place. The women's tennis team ended up in a four way tie for first during regular season play. Per UNC, the Tar Heels have never not won at least one ACC title in something. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: UNC Coaches Dance to "Happy"UNC Coaches made a music video to Pharrell Williams "Happy". Originally aired at the 2014 Rammy's on April 14, 2014.
Tar Heels Honor Outstanding Performances At Rammy AwardsUNC Athletics celebrated a year's worth of outstanding performances on and off the field at the second-annual Rammy Awards Monday evening. Student-athletes from all 28 Carolina varsity squads joined with coaches, athletics staff, Rams Club members, the UNC Marching Tar Heels band, members of the spirit squads and other supporters to pack Memorial Hall for the two-hour show. (GoHeels.com)
Student-Athletes' Outreach Hours Top Last Year's TotalWhile representing the University of North Carolina in intercollegiate competition, UNC teams all focus on different numbers: goals scored, assists given, averages raised, rebounds grabbed, routines nailed, PRs run, distances covered. But here’s one impressive number on which they all worked together: 2176. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Make The Season BrighterFor more than a decade, Tar Heels have made a tradition of helping create happier holidays for local families. The Share Your Holidays program, an annual event for Carolina student-athletes, pairs UNC teams with local families in need. Each team "adopts" one or more local families, shopping for gifts from wish lists provided by the families, then wrapping and delivering the gifts. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Exceed National GSR AverageUNC's latest Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes is 86 percent, five points higher than the national average. The NCAA released data today for the incoming class of 2006. Carolina had 10 varsity teams that scored 100 percent, including men's and women's fencing, field hockey, women's golf, gymnastics, rowing, women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)