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UNC Finishes Sixth In Nation In Final Directors Cup Standings

The national champion women's lacrosse squad was one of eight Tar Heel teams to finish in the top 10 in NCAA Championship play this season to propel North Carolina to a sixth-place finish in the 2021-22 Directors' Cup. This is UNC's 23rd top-10 performance in the 28-year history of the Cup, its fourth time in the top six in the last seven competitions. (

2021-22 UNC Athletics Season In Review

With the conclusion of the Men’s College World Series in Omaha earlier this week, the 2021-22 NCAA season is officially over. One could easily call athletic director Bubba Cunningham the busiest man on campus. Over those 10 months, Tar Heel teams claimed multiple conference and national championships, while giving fans memories to last a lifetime. (

Dylan Menante Defends Northeast Amateur Title In Record Fashion

Dylan Menante broke the tournament record by four strokes to win the prestigious Northeast Amateur for the second year in a row Saturday at the Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, R.I. Menante, a two-time All-America at Pepperdine who is transferring to UNC, shot 19-under-par 257 to win the tournament by nine strokes over Stanford's Karl Vilips. (

Austin Greaser, Ryan Gerard, David Ford Named Golfweek All-Americans

Golfweek has named University of North Carolina men's golfer Ryan Gerard a second-team All-America and David Ford a third-team All-America. In addition, junior was named honorable mention All-America. Pepperdine junior Dylan Menante, who announced last week he is transferring to UNC, also was an honorable mention selection. (

UNC Golfer Kenan Poole Wins North Carolina Amateur

Kenan Poole, a rising senior at UNC, made a 15-foot putt for birdie on the first playoff hole to win the 2022 North Carolina Amateur Sunday afternoon at the Greensboro Country Club. Poole is the fourth UNC men's golfer to win the North Carolina Amateur in the last decade, joining Josh Martin in 2014, Carter Jenkins in 2015, and Peter Fountain in 2020. (

Austin Greaser Makes The Cut At U.S. Open

, a rising senior at the University of North Carolina, made the cut Friday at the U.S. Open at 2 over par. Greaser made three birdies and three bogeys to shoot even-par 70 in the second round. He is tied for 40th in the 156-player field at 2-over 142 (72-70). Ryan Gerard, who just finished his fifth season at UNC, missed the cut at 7-over 147. (

Austin Greaser, Ryan Gerard Fare Well In US Open First Round

UNC's shot 2-over-par 72 and Ryan Gerard shot a 74 in the first round of the 2022 U.S. Open in Brookline, Mass. Greaser birdied his second and third holes (he and Gerard began their opening rounds on the 10th hole) and played the first nine bogey-free. Gerard was 4 over on his first nine and parred every hole on his second nine. (

Austin Greaser, Ryan Gerard Among Three Tar Heels At US Open

Three current and former Tar Heel men's golfers are set to compete in the U.S. Open, which begins Thursday at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. Ryan Gerard and Sean Jacklin made the U.S. Open field by winning co-medalist honors last week at a qualifier in Jupiter, Fla. UNC rising senior reached the finals of the 2021 U.S. Amateur. (

Former loan officer Ben Griffin clinches first PGA TOUR card

Former North Carolina golfer Ben Griffin’s grandpa was an avid golf fan. Douglas Griffin lived in Hickory, North Carolina and passed away last July, with one line in his obituary reading, "Hit them long and straight." At the time, Ben was working as a mortgage loan officer. That line struck him and helped inspire him to pursue professional golf once again. (PGA Tour)

Motivation, Momentum Driving UNC Women's Golfer Kayla Smith

Motivation and momentum have been keys to Kayla Smith’s success this past season. And that momentum carried forward this week when the rising senior from UNC teed it up in the Carolina Golf Classic. Smith finished in the top 20 in six of eight collegiate events and ended the season with a stroke average of 73.13 - the second lowest in UNC history. (Epson Tour)
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