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Michael Jordan once swiped Davis Love III's driver and broke the head off
Michael Jordan, in a way, can take credit for Davis Love III's driving success for much of the 1980s and 90s. With this week's PGA Championship being played at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, PGATour.com's Helen Ross chronicled how Charlotte's most famous athlete, Jordan, turned into the golf fanatic he is now. Love had a major hand in it.
Former UNCW men’s golf coach chases dream to Chapel Hill
Leaving your position as men’s golf coach at UNCW to become an assistant at North Carolina might seem like a curious move. For the man who made the decision, it aligns with the message he gave his players every day during nine years here: Chase your dreams with passion. Matt Clark led the Seahawks to three CAA titles and four NCAA regional appearances.
Looking Back On A Year Of Service
UNC student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff members participated in more than 5,200 hours of community outreach during the 2016-17 academic year. The Tar Heels partnered with a wide range of organizations, emphasizing involvement with local schools and with UNC Hospitals. UNC kicked off the year with the first-ever department-wide day of service.
How Michael Jordan became a golfer
Michael Jordan was a junior at the University of North Carolina in 1984 when he posed the question to his roommate Buzz Peterson, who was also his teammate on the Tar Heels basketball team. There was another person in their room that day, a new friend that Peterson had recently met in a psychology class. The friend was Davis Love III.
Bryana Nguyen, Brynn Walker Competing in U.S. Women's Amateur
Bryana Nguyen and Brynn Walker began competition in the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship Monday. This year's championship is being played at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif. In round one of stroke play, Nguyen, a rising sophomore from Columbia, Md., shot a 4-over-par 76. Walker, a rising sophomore from St. David's, Pa., shot a 5-over-par 77.
Andrew DiBitetto Named UNC Men's Golf Head Coach
Andrew DiBitetto is the new head men's golf coach at UNC, director of athletics Bubba Cunningham announced Tuesday. DiBitetto was an honorable mention All-America golfer at Charlotte, where he finished ninth in the 2007 NCAA Championship, and has coached collegiately for nine seasons, including the last six as assistant and associate head coach at UNC.
Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition
The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year.
Buzz, Michael and Davis: Longtime friends share weekend headlines
Buzz Peterson, Michael Jordan, and Davis Love, close friends since their days together at UNC, were back in the headlines-on the same day no less. All three are past their coaching and playing prime, and as a result, often spend months away from the limelight. And yet on Thursday, Buzz received a promotion as Assistant General Manager of the Charlotte Hornets.
Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll
A record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored.
UNC finishes 5th nationally in race for the Learfield Directors’ Cup
UNC finished fifth in the final 2016-17 Learfield Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' 11th top-five and 20th top-10 finish in the 24-year history of the award. It marks the 18th time UNC is the highest-ranked ACC program. The Directors' Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men's and 10 women's programs per school.
UNC Men's Golf Making a Coaching Change
University of North Carolina head men's golf coach Andrew Sapp will not be retained after six seasons leading the Tar Heel program. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Andrew and the first-class manner in which he conducted himself as head coach, but I believe it is necessary to make a change at this time,” says UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham.
Caddie Confidential -- Davis Love's got a brand new bag -- his son's
There's no way to hide the fact that Davis Love III is our caddie and Davis Love IV the player he was working for. So rather than hide it, DL III was kind enough to sit with me for a few minutes after a heartbreaking missed cut by his son, nicknamed Dru (a three-putt on the last hole to miss by one shot), and talk about his experience carrying the bag.
Father’s Day Gift for Davis Love III: Caddying for Son, Dru
Davis Love III’s son, Dru, was on the eighth green at Erin Hills on Tuesday when he asked for a number from his caddie. “Dad,” Dru Love said, “what year was your first U.S. Open?” Brookline in 1988, the elder Love replied. That led his friend and golfing contemporary Brad Faxon, a Fox analyst who was visiting with them, to ask, “Were you 23 in ’88?”
Chansky’s Notebook: Local Boy Makes Good
Ben Griffin is the first Tar Heel golf All-American in 10 years. Chapel Hill’s Griffin shot an even-par 72 for the third straight day to finish in a tie for 11th place at the 2017 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships Monday in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Griffin missed Tuesday’s stroke play final but still earned the coveted All-American honors, UNC’s first since Kevin O’Connell in 2008.
Ben Griffin Earns All-American, Ties for 11th at NCAA Championship
UNC's Ben Griffin shot an even-par 72 to finish in 11th place at the 2017 NCAA Men's Golf NCAA Championships Monday at Rich Harvest Farms. The Chapel Hill native earned All-America honors for the second time (honorable mention All-America in 2015). He tied ACC champion Jimmy Stanger as the low finisher at the NCAA Championship among ACC players.