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Montesdeoca Continues Extra-Time Success, UNC Olympic Sports Notes

No. 3 UNC men's soccer continued its recent extra-time success, defeating No. 8 Notre Dame 1-0 in the second period of extra time. Men's cross country posted a stellar performance at the Battle in Beantown and the top-ranked field hockey team beat No. 4 Duke. Women's golf's Kelly Whaley kept rolling, and women's soccer has posted three straight shutouts. (

Jones' First Goal Lifts UNC Women's Soccer, Olympic Sports Notes

Rachel Jones had a big night Friday, making her first career start and scoring her first career goal to lead 's North Carolina squad to a 1-0 win at No. 2 Florida State. UNC freshman Erin Matson continues to impress for the undefeated field hockey team. Dougie Ergood, led the UNC men's golf team and finished fifth at the Louisville Cardinal Challenge. (

Ryan Burnett Excels In UNC Golf Debut, Olympic Sports Notebook

Freshman Ryan Burnett took third place and the North Carolina men's golf team finished second at the Rod Myers Invitational on Sunday at Duke. Meanwhile, men's soccer opened Atlantic Coast Conference play with a win over Pitt, field hockey won two games, women's soccer dropped two games on the West Coast and volleyball took part in the Buffs Invitational in Colorado. (

UNC Athletics: Community Outreach Year In Review

Carolina Athletics is committed to giving back to the campus and surrounding community. Outreach is a part of UNC's culture, and student-athletes act on a desire to serve and embrace their responsibility as role models. Each team has an outreach representative who organizes service opportunities, and the number of hours devoted to service continues to climb. (

Davis Love III to reach 100 majors played this week

A gallon of gas was 89 cents, Crocodile Dundee was a hit at the box office, and Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. A lot happened in 1986, so you get a pass if you missed III finishing T47 at his first major. No one could have known it was the start of a historic run; he will play in his 100th major this week at the PGA Championship. (PGA Tour)

Brynn Walker, Nicole Lu To Compete in US Women’s Amateur

UNC junior Brynn Walker and freshman Nicole Lu qualified for the US Women's Amateur and will compete for the title at the Golf Club of Tennessee, Aug. 6 through 12 in Kingston Springs. For the first round on Aug. 6, Lu tees off with Lauren Stephenson and Brooke Boardman at 8:33 a.m. while Walker begins with Micheala Williams and Sophie Hausmann at 2:03 p.m. (

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. (
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