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Senior UNC men's golf teammates push each other in record-breaking weekend

The North Carolina men’s golf team sank putts and school records en route to its first place finish this weekend at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate Final. Senior Ben Griffin had a historic round Saturday at the Tar Heels’ home course, UNC Finley Golf Club. “I think we’re all very comfortable with this golf course,” Griffin said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Ben Griffin, UNC Men's Golf Wins in Record Fashion

UNC senior Ben Griffin shot a school-record 19 under par to win by five and the UNC men's golf team won the Tar Heel Intercollegiate by 23 strokes on Sunday at the UNC Finley Golf Course. Griffin shot 67 in Sunday's final round to follow his 67 and 63 on Saturday. The Chapel Hill native won his third college tournament, his second in this event and his first since his freshman season. (GoHeels.com)

Davis Love III Inducted Into World Golf Hall of Fame

Davis Love III was among four players inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in a ceremony rich in history and praise for the family who helped get them there -- and for Lorena Ochoa, a family that allowed her to leave with purpose. "Golf has improved my life in every way," said Love, a PGA champion and two-time Ryder Cup captain. "This induction is the greatest honor of my life." (ESPN.com)

Davis Love III on protests, unity and the common goal

Davis Love III: Any athlete can protest. Whether it's LeBron James or Colin Kaepernick or me or anybody else, that's an American right. But sometimes you have to put personal statements and desires aside in the name of team unity and trying to reach a common goal. If I talked about President Trump's tweets and comments, I'd be putting myself ahead of the team. (Golf.com)

Two-time Ryder Cup USA Captain Davis Love III doing his part to help in hurricane recovery

Davis Love III calls St. Simons Island, Ga., home. Living on the coast, he's no stranger to hurricanes. But, it's not often that a storm as powerful as Hurricane Irma batters through like it did. Conditions are so poor in that area, that evacuees weren't allowed to start going back until Thursday. Love, a two-time Ryder Cup Captain and 21-time PGA Tour winner, is doing his part to help. (PGA.com)

Davis Love III approaches one of his goals

In what has become almost an annual ritual at the Wyndham Championship, a gallery packed the bleachers behind the practice range today watching Davis Love III hit balls. Later, as he climbed the hill back to the clubhouse, he was stopped every 10 feet by autograph hunters. To the Wyndham, Love has emerged as a replacement of sorts for Sam Snead. (Greensboro News & Record)

Michael Jordan once swiped Davis Love III's driver and broke the head off

Michael Jordan, in a way, can take credit for Davis Love III's driving success for much of the 1980s and 90s. With this week's PGA Championship being played at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, PGATour.com's Helen Ross chronicled how Charlotte's most famous athlete, Jordan, turned into the golf fanatic he is now. Love had a major hand in it. (Golf.com)

Former UNCW men’s golf coach chases dream to Chapel Hill

Leaving your position as men’s golf coach at UNCW to become an assistant at North Carolina might seem like a curious move. For the man who made the decision, it aligns with the message he gave his players every day during nine years here: Chase your dreams with passion. Matt Clark led the Seahawks to three CAA titles and four NCAA regional appearances. (Wilmington Star News)

Looking Back On A Year Of Service

UNC student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff members participated in more than 5,200 hours of community outreach during the 2016-17 academic year. The Tar Heels partnered with a wide range of organizations, emphasizing involvement with local schools and with UNC Hospitals. UNC kicked off the year with the first-ever department-wide day of service. (GoHeels.com)

How Michael Jordan became a golfer

Michael Jordan was a junior at the University of North Carolina in 1984 when he posed the question to his roommate Buzz Peterson, who was also his teammate on the Tar Heels basketball team. There was another person in their room that day, a new friend that Peterson had recently met in a psychology class. The friend was Davis Love III. (PGA Tour)

Bryana Nguyen, Brynn Walker Competing in U.S. Women's Amateur

Bryana Nguyen and Brynn Walker began competition in the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship Monday. This year's championship is being played at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif. In round one of stroke play, Nguyen, a rising sophomore from Columbia, Md., shot a 4-over-par 76. Walker, a rising sophomore from St. David's, Pa., shot a 5-over-par 77. (GoHeels.com)

Andrew DiBitetto Named UNC Men's Golf Head Coach

Andrew DiBitetto is the new head men's golf coach at UNC, director of athletics Bubba Cunningham announced Tuesday. DiBitetto was an honorable mention All-America golfer at Charlotte, where he finished ninth in the 2007 NCAA Championship, and has coached collegiately for nine seasons, including the last six as assistant and associate head coach at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition

The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)

Buzz, Michael and Davis: Longtime friends share weekend headlines

Buzz Peterson, Michael Jordan, and Davis Love, close friends since their days together at UNC, were back in the headlines-on the same day no less. All three are past their coaching and playing prime, and as a result, often spend months away from the limelight. And yet on Thursday, Buzz received a promotion as Assistant General Manager of the Charlotte Hornets. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

A record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)

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