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Kelly Whaley Sets Course Record in Hartford Women's Open WinAfter leading the team with a 73.24 stroke average last season, rising senior Kelly Whaley won the Hartford Women's Open in record fashion to begin the summer. Not only did the Farmington, Connecticut native finish the 36-hole event 7-under par, Whaley shot a women's course record, 5-under par 65 in the second round at Keney Park Golf Course on June 10. (GoHeels.com)
NC Sports Hall of Fame welcomes LPGA major winner Donna AndrewsAs much satisfaction as Donna Andrews gets from teaching golf and being part of the Pine Needles “family,” it’s her performance on the course that earned Andrews her spot in the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Andrews, who enjoyed a successful college career at North Carolina before turning pro, oversees two to three three-day golf schools per month. (North State Journal)
UNC Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Awards For Olympic SportsThe UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2017-18. Honorees from each of UNC's Olympic sports teams have been selected based on performance during in-season and out-of-season programs. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the student-athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (GoHeels.com)
Golfer William Register completes UNC career, starts pro careerJust a few days after wrapping up his collegiate career, William Register began his professional golf career. He teed off Thursday in the Mackenzie Tour, a PGA Tour Canada circuit. “It’s kind of different to play school-team golf and then go play for myself,” Register said. Register played golf for North Carolina, which finished 15th in the NCAA championships. (Burlington Times-News)
Tar Heels Advance to Fourth Round of NCAA GolfThe University of North Carolina bounced back from a slow start to shoot 2 under par over the final nine holes to secure the 15th and final spot to advance to the fourth and final round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Golf Championship at the Karsten Creek Golf Club. Carolina is 18 over par through 54 holes and finished two strokes ahead of Northwestern and Stanford. (GoHeels.com)
Experience Register-s high for Tar Heels golferThe team component of college golf has brought William Register all sorts of satisfaction in a four-year career for North Carolina. That’s winding down when the Tar Heels begin play Friday in the NCAA championships. “I don’t want this to be my last round of college golf,” said Register, who has become one of the most established golfers in the history of the UNC program. (Burlington Times News)
UNC Men's Golf Seniors Develop Winning CultureBen Griffin and William Register gathered last Tuesday at coach Andrew DiBitetto's house to celebrate the seniors and the last nine months. In that span, UNC won two tournaments, marking the first time it's accomplished that feat since Griffin and Register were freshmen during the 2014-15 season. But most importantly, the Tar Heels established a culture. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Golf Finishes 4th at Regional, Advances to NCAA ChampionshipAll five Tar Heels shot under par in an NCAA regional round for the first time in school history to propel the University of North Carolina men's golf team to a fourth-place finish in the Kissimmee Regional and earn a spot in the 2018 NCAA Championship. Junior Joshua Martin shot a 30 on his first nine holes and finished with a 5-under-par 67. (GoHeels.com)
North Carolina Tops ACC Public Schools In APR RecognitionsThe NCAA has honored 10 UNC athletic programs for ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates. The teams being honored include men's basketball, men's cross country, women's fencing, men's golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball. All 10 teams scored a perfect 1000 in the APR from 2013-14 to 2016-17. (GoHeels.com)
Ben Griffin Earns Second All-ACC Golf HonorUNC senior Ben Griffin, the school's single-season and career stroke average leader, is a member of the 2018 All-ACC Men's Golf team. It is the second time Griffin has earned a spot on the All-ACC team; he also was an all-conference player as a freshman in 2015. He is UNC's first two-time All-ACC men's golfer since Kevin O'Connell in 2008 and 2009. (GoHeels.com)
Donna Andrews, Scott Bankhead, Laura DuPont Enter N.C. Sports Hall Of FameThe North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame added 15 new members Friday. This year's class included three former North Carolina student-athletes. Donna Andrews played for the women's golf team from 1986-89, Scott Bankhead played for the baseball team from 1982-84, and Laura DuPont played for the women's basketball and tennis teams from 1967-1970. (GoHeels.com)
Video: RAMMYS 2018 - FinesseWatch Tar Heel athletes from all UNC sports find their inner Bruno Mars in their rendition of his hit "Finesse" in a video shown during North Carolina's 2018 RAMMY Awards presented last week in Chapel Hill.
Former Tar Heel golfer Carter Jenkins repeats PGA appearance at Wells FargoOne year ago Carter Jenkins made his PGA Tour debut at the Wells Fargo Championship in Wilmington. Call it fate or coincidence that 52 weeks later, his second one will be at Quail Hollow. The path back, a tad tougher this time. In 2017, the UNC grad teed off thanks to a Sponsor's Exemption. In 2018, Jenkins played his way in, shooting a 65 in Monday's qualifier. (WRAL Sports Fan)
'Meditation Monday:' UNC women's golf team practices mindfulness to better performanceIt’s Meditation Monday for the UNC women’s golf team, the only time in which being is better than doing. Head coach Jan Mann takes out her phone and sets it at the head of the table, and the cramped room in the Chapman Golf Center fills with the soothing British tones of Andy Puddicombe, the co-founder and voice behind the meditation app Headspace. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Former UNC Pitcher Scott Bankhead, Golfer Donna Andrews Among Inductees for NC Sports Hall of FameThe North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame is hosting its annual induction ceremony Friday, May 4, with former UNC pitcher Scott Bankhead and golfer Donna Andrews the 15 inductees. Bankhead spent 10 years in Major League Baseball, including a 14-win season with the Mariners in 1989. Andrews won six :PGA tournaments–including a major championship. (Chapelboro.com)