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UNC Golfers Ryan Burnett, Luis Castro Earl All-America Scholar Honors

University of North Carolina men's golfers Ryan Burnett and Luis Castro earned Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar honors for the 2019-20 academic year. To be eligible, students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors, have a stroke average under 76, maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.2 and play in 40 percent of the team's rounds. (GoHeels.com)

Davis Love III's return filled with 'ups, downs' 3 months after fire

The coronavirus pandemic has been a disruptive force across the world, made worse for III by a March fire that destroyed his home. Love, 56, a two-time U.S. Ryder Cup team captain and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, is returning to play for the first time since the fire at this week's RBC Heritage, a tournament he has won five times. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels golf recruit holds off top-ranked junior to claim AJGA title

A late pair of birdies helped to steady David Ford during the closing stages of the American Junior Golf Association Invitational, and effectively shut the door on the top-ranked junior player in the world. Ford of Peachtree Corners, Ga., who is committed to play in college at UNC, finished with an 8-under-par total of 272 for the four-round tournament. (Fayetteville Observer)

270 UNC Students Honored As Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes

The University of North Carolina has honored 270 student-athletes as Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes in recognition of their academic performance during the 2019 spring and fall semesters. The award goes to those who earned a grade point average of 3.2 or better over the spring and fall semesters. Here is the list of the student-athletes who earned recognition. (GoHeels.com)

19 Tar Heels Honored As Leaders Of Distinction

Nineteen UNC student-athletes have been named Tar Heel Leaders of Distinction, honoring their excellence within the Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy. Taylor Otto (women's soccer) and Brynn Walker (women's golf) were recognized for the second year in a row. Most Leaders of Distinction are seniors, so two-time winners are rare. (GoHeels.com)

Austin Greaser Wins Northern Kentucky Golf Amateur

UNC freshman Austin Greaser made six birdies in his last 10 holes to shoot a final-round 65 to win the Northern Kentucky Amateur Championship Thursday at the Lassing Point Golf Course. Greaser shot 68-70-65 to finish with a 10-under-par 203 to win the event by six strokes. Greaser was the only player in the field to shoot under par in all three rounds. (GoHeels.com)

Video: No U.S. Open qualifying has Austin Greaser eyeing 2021

With no U.S. Open qualifying this year due to COVID-19, Vandalia, Ohio’s Austin Greaser will continue fine-tuning his golf game and is setting his sights on 2021 qualifying. The University of North Carolina golfer will play in other tournaments this Summer as he prepares for his sophomore season with the Tar Heels. (WDTN)

Brynn Walker: One more lap in the big blue van

I envisioned hanging up my Carolina Blue gown and realizing my time playing in that oh so perfect color had come to a close. I expected that the next time that Big Blue Van pulled away for a golf tournament, I wouldn’t be in there. However, due to COVID-19, the NCAA has granted spring athletes another season, which, with a grateful heart, I will be accepting. (Brynn Walker)

Seventeen Tar Heel Teams Exceed National APR Average

Seventeen UNC varsity athletics teams exceeded the national average for the past four years in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rates and 13 squads posted perfect 1000s in 2018-19. The APRs released today include single-year scores for 2018-19 and four-year rates that reflect scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. (GoHeels.com)

Seven UNC Teams Earn Public Recognition Awards For Top APRs

Seven UNC athletic programs earned perfect 1000s in Academic Progress Rates and received recognition awards from the NCAA, the third most recognition awards in the ACC and the most among public institutions in the ACC: Women's fencing, men's golf, women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, and women's tennis. (GoHeels.com)
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