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Former UNC Golfer Kevin O'Connell Readies for the Masters

This time last year, when Kevin O'Connell decided to leave his job and make a last-ditch effort at a professional golf career, the former North Carolina standout had relatively few expectations. With his victory at Charlotte Country Club, O'Connell hit the elite golfer's jackpot: A Masters invitation and an exemption into June's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men’s Golf Takes Home Title at Tar Heel Intercollegiate

After posting a round of even par on Sunday at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, the UNC men’s golf team ended atop the overall leaderboard at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate to finish off its first tournament victory of the season. The Tar Heels finished with an overall team score of 1-under-par to win their home tournament for the second consecutive season. (Chapelboro.com)

Suzy Whaley sets the bar in women’s college golf with Tar Heel Classic

Suzy Whaley was on the beach when she called. The inaugural Tar Heel Classic, hosted by Whaley, was set to start Friday and the PGA of America president was taking advantage of her enviable office. Creating a women’s college tournament seemed natural for Whaley, who wants to see principles from the Women’s PGA Championship filter down to the college level. (Golf Week)

New podcast by two former UNC women's golfers is a hole-in-one

A conversation between former UNC women's golfers Maia Schechter and Leslie Cloots during a practice round at Finley Golf Course sparked the idea for a new side hustle. Almost a year later, the two are co-hosts of the golf-focused podcast “Birdiecast”. Schechter and Cloots created the podcast in 2018 to reflect the journey of a professional golfer on tour. (Daily Tar Heel)

The lesson from Davis Love III's dad that turned him into a golfing champion

III has lived his career under the microscope. Not only is he a PGA Championship-winning golf player with a string of accolades to his name, he’s also the son of late golf superstar, Jr. That parentage meant that growing up, expectations were high. But, it instilled in him an important lesson that shaped his career. "He made it fun." (CNBC.com)

UNC Men's Golf Opens Spring Season at Sea Best

North Carolina men's golf tees it up on Monday, Feb. 4 in the Sea Best Invitational played at TPC Sawgrass Valley in Jacksonville, Fla. Before the Tar Heels begin the spring portion of their schedule, let's review their recent autumn campaign. The Tar Heels opened their season having to replace 2018 seniors Ben Griffin, William Register and Jose Montaño. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women Share Sports With Young Tar Heels

On Sunday, hundreds of girls and boys gathered at Fetzer Gym, where Tar Heel student-athletes from 13 women's teams taught kids about their sports as part of the Carolina Athletics celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. For a chaotic 90 minutes, members of North Carolina women's athletics teams demonstrated various aspects of their sports. (GoHeels.com)

Rod Broadway, Davis Love III, Paul Miller Named to NC Sports Hall of Fame

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame is honored to announce its 2019 induction class, which includes Ernie Barnes, Willie Bradshaw, Eddie Bridges, , Gene Corrigan, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Steve Gabriel, Dee Kantner, III, , Neill McGeachy, and Thell Overman. They will be enshrined during the annual induction banquet on Friday, May 3. (North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame)

Former UNC Golfer Leslie Cloots Qualifies for Ladies European Tour

After leading through the first two rounds of the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School, former Tar Heel women's golfer Leslie Cloots placed 17th at the Lalla Aicha Tour School to earn a qualifying spot in the 2019 tour. As a top 25 finisher at Marrakech, Morocco's Amelkis Golf Club, Cloots, a native of Antwerp, Belgium, earned category 8 membership of the LET for 2019. (GoHeels.com)

Davis Love III: Doing good work in small places

Judging by the amount of time that III devotes to discussing the Foundation, it’s clear he’ll have objectives away from the golf course in the not-too-distant future. As Love sees it, that path ideally would be similar to that of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, who in their post-playing careers devoted tremendous time and influence building their charities. (Golf Digest)

Davis Love III still focused on winning

III still thinks he can re-write the record books. “Winning is always my goal,” he said. Love, 54, may be a grandfather, but he has no plans to pare down his golf schedule. He actually hopes to play more than he did the previous two seasons. Love could become the oldest winner in PGA Tour history, surpassing Sam Snead’s record of 52 years, 10 months and 8 days. (PGA Tour)

Sixteen Tar Heel Teams Exceed National Graduation Success Rates

16 UNC athletic teams exceeded the national average for NCAA Graduation Success Rates for student-athletes enrolling from 2008 to 2011: Women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's tennis, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)
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