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Roy Williams Shares Passion for Golf with U.S. Senior Amateur Competitors

When ventures to Durham, it's usually for a game against Duke or dinner at Bullock’s Bar-B-Cue. But on Thursday, UNC's hall-of-fame basketball coach came as guest speaker for the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship players’ reception at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. If there’s anything Williams loves more than basketball, it's golf. (USGA)

Ryan Gerard, Austin Hitt Advance To Match Play At U.S. Amateur

A pair of UNC golfers, junior Ryan Gerard of Raleigh and senior Austin Hitt of Longwood, Fla., are tied for ninth after 36 holes of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst and advanced to match play in the round of 64. UNC is the only college in the country to have two current or former players qualify in the top 10 in stroke play in this year's U.S. Amateur. (GoHeels.com)

Kevin O'Connell re-discovers fun en route to U.S. Amateur

For most pro golfers, it's the worst-case scenario, ditching the dream gig for a 9-to-5 life. But the step away from the game was a step in the right direction for former UNC standout Kevin O'Connell. "I started work in 2014 at Franklin Street Partners, and it was actually a breath of fresh air," admits O'Connell, a competitor in this week's U.S. Amateur. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Seven Tar Heels Competing at Men's U.S. Amateur

Seven current and former Tar Heels will tee off Monday at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in the opening round of the 2019 United States Amateur. North Carolina is represented by rising senior Austin Hitt, junior Ryan Gerard, sophomore Ryan Burnett, and incoming freshman Austin Greaser plus alumni Kevin O'Connell, Henry Do, and Andy Sajevic. (GoHeels.com)

Brynn Walker Advances To Round Of 32 At U.S. Women's Amateur

University of North Carolina rising senior Brynn Walker advanced to the round of 32 at the 119th U.S. Women's Amateur Golf Championship at The Old Waverly Golf Club on the 6,488-yard, par 72 course on Wednesday. Walker tees off in the round of 32 at 8:05 a.m. CT with Stanford's Albane Valenzuela on Thursday, August 8 in West Point, Mississippi. (GoHeels.com)

Brynn Walker, Kayla Smith Qualify for USGA Amateur Tournaments

Incoming freshman Kayla Smith and rising senior Brynn Walker have qualified for their respective USGA Amateur Tournaments. Smith qualified for the US Girl's Junior Amateur in Stevens Point, Wis. July 22-27. Walker will compete at the US Women's Amateur August 5-11 in West Point, Mississippi. Smith won the USGA Junior Girls' qualifier on June 17. (GoHeels.com)

Austin Hitt, Ryan Burnett Qualify for U.S. Amateur

UNC golfers Austin Hitt and Ryan Burnett secured two of the four spots up for grabs at a qualifying tournament at UNC Finley to advance to the 2019 United States Amateur. The 2019 Amateur will be contested at the historic Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C, August 12-18. Hitt and Burnett finished first and second, respectively, in the 102-player field at Finley. (GoHeels.com)

Three UNC Women's Golfers Named WGCA All-American Scholars

Brynn Walker, Mariana Ocano, and Jennifer Zhou have earned the Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar honors for the 2018-19 season, announced Monday. This the third honor for Walker and Ocano, and the first for Zhou. This is Walker's second academic honor of the season after being named to the All-ACC Academic team in June. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Claim 21st Top-10 Directors' Cup Finish

A national championship in field hockey, an NCAA runner-up finish in women's soccer and a trio of third-place ties led the University of North Carolina to 10th place in the final 2018-19 Directors' Cup standings. It's the 21st time in 26 years of the Directors' Cup the Tar Heels have finished in the top 10. UNC amassed 987 points, 0.17 points ahead of LSU. (GoHeels.com)

Austin Hitt Earns All-America Golf Accolades

The Golf Coaches Association of America has awarded honorable mention All-America honors to UNC junior Austin Hitt. The Longwood, Fla., native was a first-team All-ACC selection, leading the Tar Heels to a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Championships and a No. 23 final ranking. Hitt averaged 71.29 strokes per round, the fourth-best in UNC history. (GoHeels.com)
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