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UNC's Carter Jenkins makes PGA Tour debut at Wells Fargo Championship

Raleigh native Carter Jenkins is making his PGA Tour Debut at this weekend's Wells Fargo Championship as Eagle Point Golf Club makes its debut hosting the event. The former UNC golfer earned a sponsor's exemption and steps into his PGA debut just two hours from his hometown. Jenkins played one and a half seasons for the Tar Heels after beginning his collegiate career at UNC-Greensboro. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Top Six Awards Honor Outstanding Service

Six Tar Heel student-athletes or teams were recently announced as this year's winners of ACC Top Six for Service Awards, recognizing outstanding commitment to community service: Leila Evans, Field Hockey; Nazair Jones, Football; Kayla Miles, Women's Lacrosse; Bryana Nguyen, Women's Golf; Mark Rizzo, Men's Lacrosse; UNC Softball Team (GoHeels.com)

Eight UNC Athletics Programs Honored for Top APRs

The NCAA is honoring eight athletic programs at the University of North Carolina for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates in their respective sports. The eight Tar Heel squads honored this year include men's cross country, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Honors

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2016-17, recognizing outstanding members of each Olympic sports team. Honorees have been selected based on performance and effort throughout the school year. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017

Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration. View Video...

Former UNC Women's Golf Coach Dot Gunnells Passes Away

Dot Gunnells, the head women’s golf coach at UNC for 18 years and the 1993 NCAA Women’s Golf Coach of the Year, passed away Tuesday morning in Burlington after a brief illness. She was 88. Gunnells took over head coaching duties in 1975-76, the third year of UNC’s varsity program, and continued as head coach through the 1992-93 season. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Ben Griffin Ties for Second at ACC Golf Championship

Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger birdied his 18th hole of regulation and the first playoff hole to win the 2017 ACC individual golf title over UNC’s Ben Griffin on Saturday at the Musgrove Mill Golf Club. Griffin shot a 5-under 67 in the first round on Friday and a 2-under 70 in Saturday’s second round to hold the individual lead by two strokes after 36 holes. (GoHeels.com)

Ben Griffin more than a natural talent for UNC men's golf

Cowan and Erika Griffin never forced their son to play golf. He messed around with other sports, playing everything from basketball to tennis, but golf had a way of roping him back in. “I think growing up with my dad playing a lot of golf inspired me,” Ben said. “I kind of wanted to be like my dad, I guess you could say.” In his first year with UNC, Ben exceeded expectations. (Daily Tar Heel)

8 life lessons you’ll find inside Davis Love III’s golf bag

I caught up with Davis Love III to find out what he keeps in his golf bag when he competes. Here are the 8 life lessons I found when Love shared with me the contents of his bag. Always have a backup to your backup’s backup and then back that up: Love carries three to four extra gloves with him and keeps them in Ziploc bags so they’ll be dry and fresh should he need them. (The Island Packet)

Martins Golf Redux: Catching up with a brother act

The sports world is chock-full of successful sibling stories. So what to make of Zachary and Joshua Martin, the dynamic brotherly golf duo from Pinehurst now plying their trade at the University of North Carolina? “It’s an interesting sibling dynamic,” says Pinehurst teaching pro Kelly Mitchum, who gave both brothers lessons during their high school days. (PineStraw Magazine)

Davis Love III in the Hall of Fame, still wants to play

Davis Love III's resume is much longer than just winning a tournament. Winning 21 times including a major championship (the 1997 PGA Championship), two Players, four Heritages and a PGA Tour win when he was 51 years old in 2015 are only a sprinkling of his victories. Add in two appearances as the Ryder Cup captain and it adds up to a Hall of Fame career. (News 4 Jax)

UNC’s Katherine Perry reflects on long journey to LPGA Tour

It might still be winter, but golf is in the air. Area resident and recent UNC-Chapel Hill graduate Katherine Perry is setting forth on her journey as a first-year member of Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). “I almost gave-up last June,” said Perry, who was raised in Cary and introduced to golf by her father at age 10. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC Celebrates Power Of Women's Sports

The power of women’s athletics is on display every day as Carolina’s 15 varsity women’s squads train, practice, play and lead through their sports. But once a year, the teams join together, along with several hundred young athletes who view the Tar Heels as role models, to celebrate their strength at UNC’s annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day event. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Honors Standout Scholar-Athletes And Leaders

The UNC Department of Athletics recently recognized the winners of two prestigious department awards, the Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award and the Leader of Distinction Award. Recipients were honored on the Dean E. Smith Center court at halftime of the men’s basketball game between UNC and Virginia Tech on Jan. 26. Six Tar Heels earned both awards. (GoHeels.com)

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