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Chansky’s Notebook: Little-Big Ben

Chapel Hill’s Ben Griffin is a pro in more ways than one. I’ve watched Ben Griffin play golf around town since he was a peanut-sized high school freshman with a herky-jerky swing. But no matter the age or size, Griffin could bomb the golf ball. Then he grew up in several ways, smoothed out his swing and signed to play for his hometown college team. (

Joshua Martin, Ben Griffin Both Win Golf Tournaments

Ben Griffin and Joshua Martin, teammates for the past three seasons on the University of North Carolina men's golf team, both won events on Sunday. Griffin, a senior in 2018, won on the PGA's MacKenzie Tour in Canada; Martin, a rising senior who was an honorable mention All-America for the Tar Heels, won the Carolinas Amateur in his hometown of Pinehurst, N.C. (

Davis Love III: New hip, same ol' great guy

III, winner of 21 PGA Tour events, is 54, but most people wouldn’t call him old. They might call him major champion, World Golf Hall of Famer, two-time Ryder Cup captain, or the most gracious and modest professional golfer going. But they wouldn’t call him old. Just eight months after having his left hip replaced, he’s taking on players 30 years his junior. (Rock Island Dispatch-Argus)

Top 25 college programs ranked by athletic success

7. North Carolina: "Top 2017-18 sports: women’s field hockey; men’s soccer; women’s lacrosse. Trajectory: Down. Tar Heels slid out of the Top Ten for the first time since 2014, finishing 13th, and this also was the first time since ’14 that UNC wasn’t the top ACC program." 247Sports: At what point are the Tar Heels going to break through and win the College World Series? (247 Sports)

Four Former UNC Golfers To Compete in Inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open

The U.S. Senior Women's Open tees off Thursday at the Chicago Golf Club with four former Tar Heel golfers set to compete in the inaugural event. Suzy Whaley '89, '89, -Forbes '84 and Sally Austin '73 will tee off at the par-72, 6,088-yard course Thursday with the final two rounds televised July 14 and 15 on FS1 from 4-6 p.m. (

Record Number Of Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

For the third year in a row and the fifth time in the past six years, a record number of Tar Heel have earned spots on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. UNC placed 391 student-athletes, an all-time high, on the ACC's 62nd-annual honor roll, announced on Friday. It's the sixth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have earned the recognition. (

Tar Heels Finish 13th in Learfield Directors Cup

Seven top-10 finishes and 13 teams in the top 25 led UNC to a 13th-place national showing in the 2017-18 Learfield Sports Directors Cup. This is the 19th consecutive year the Tar Heels have finished in the top 15 in the Directors Cup. The Directors Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points in a maximum of 19 sports per school. (

Ava Bergner Makes Cut at Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship

Rising North Carolina sophomore Ava Bergner won her first two rounds and defeated the official leading qualifier of the 115th Ladies' British Amateur Open Championship to make the cut in the tournament in Southport, England. The Ketsch, Germany-native carded four birdies throughout the first two rounds to upset the official leading qualifier, Elin Esborn. (

UNC Men's Golfer Joshua Martin Named All-American

The Golf Coaches Association of America named UNC junior Joshua Martin an honorable mention All-America. Martin is one of 10 ACC men's golfers to earn All-America honors this season. The Pinehurst, N.C., native tied for 14th at the NCAA Kissimmee Regional and shot a 69 in the second round of the NCAA Championship, UNC's low round of the championship. (

Three UNC Women's Golfers Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Three members of the University of North Carolina women's golf team have earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic honors for 2017-18, the ACC announced Thursday. Bryana Nguyen, Brynn Walker and Kelly Whaley were selected for the All-ACC Academic Team, which recognizes outstanding academic and athletic performance. (

Kelly Whaley Sets Course Record in Hartford Women's Open Win

After 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. (

NC Sports Hall of Fame welcomes LPGA major winner Donna Andrews

As much satisfaction as 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 Sports

The 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. (

Golfer William Register completes UNC career, starts pro career

Just 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 Golf

The 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. (
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