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Ben Griffin Fifth After Day One At U.S. Amateur
University of North Carolina junior Ben Griffin shot 4-under-par 66 and is tied for fifth place after the first round of the 2016 United States Amateur Men’s Golf Championship at the Oakland Hills Country Club. Tar Heel teammate William Register, also a rising junior, overcame a slow start and finished his round with an even par 70.
Griffin, Register Begin Play At U.S. Amateur Golf Championship
UNC juniors Ben Griffin and William Register begin play today in the 2016 United States Amateur Golf Championship. The premier amateur event is being played at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Griffin tees off at 1:20 p.m. Register plays at 2:15 p.m. Griffin earned All-ACC and honorable mention All-America honors as a freshman.
Kelly Whaley Qualifies For Match Play At U.S. Women's Amateur
Kelly Whaley advanced to the match play stage of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship with a 1-under 70 today at the Rolling Green Golf Club. Whaley’s 70 brings her stroke play score to 143 (+1) which tied for 33rd. Whaley, a rising sophomore on the UNC women’s golf team, made three birdies to just two bogeys on the day.
Whaley, Harkins Competing in U.S. Women's Amateur
Kelly Whaley and Lexi Harkins will compete at the US Women’s Amateur Championship Monday at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa. Whaley, a rising sophomore at UNC from Farmington, Conn., will tee off at No. 10 at 2:20 p.m. today. Harkins, a rising junior from Crystal Lake, Ill., is in the final group to tee off No. 10 today at 2:42 p.m.
UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network
As Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer.
UNC Golfer Austin Hitt Selected To Wyndham Cup
Incoming freshman Austin Hitt of Longwood, Fla., is one of 40 players named to the 27th annual Wyndham Cup, which will be contested at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Conn., July 25-28. Hitt is a member of the East team which includes seven Wyndham Cup veterans. Hitt, ranked fifth in his class by Golfweek, is No. 14 in the Polo Golf Rankings.
ACC Academic Honor Roll Includes All-Time High From UNC
An all-time high 356 UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday. The ACC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year.
Davis Love recovering, focused on Ryder Cup after surgery
Davis Love III is recovering following surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip on Wednesday. Love said his hip had been bothering him for most of this season and finally decided to have the procedure so he’d be ready to play again to begin the 2016-17 PGA Tour season and perform his duties in September as the U.S. Ryder Cup captain.
Lexi Harkins Named WGCA All-America Scholar
The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) has named UNC's Lexi Harkins an All-America Scholar for 2016. Harkins, a sophomore from Crystal Lake, Ill., earns the honor for the second year in a row after also doing so as a freshman in 2015. The criteria for selection to the All-America Scholar Team is a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.
Davis Love III to have hip surgery; shouldn't affect Ryder role
Davis Love III, who withdrew on Thursday from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational after an opening-round 78, is scheduled to have hip surgery next Wednesday, according to his manager. The surgery is to repair a torn labrum in his left hip and he’s expected to be out until the beginning of the 2016-17 season in October, Mac Barnhardt with Lagardère Unlimited told GolfChannel.com.
UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 25-21
No. 23: Carolina 77, Syracuse 73 - Women's Basketball, Jan. 7, 2016: A disappointing season that was derailed by an injury to senior Xylina McDaniel had its high point on Jan. 7, when the Tar Heels knocked off eventual NCAA finalist Syracuse 77-73 at Carmichael Arena.
UNC 7th In Learfield Directors' Cup Final Standings
UNC finished seventh in the final 2015-16 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Carolina’s 19th top-10 finish in the 23-year history of the award and the 17th time the Tar Heels led all ACC schools. 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.
Davis Love III honored as Ambassador of Golf
Davis Love III vividly remembers the tests. His late father, Davis Love Jr., designed them to quiz the members of his junior golf program on rules and etiquette while serving as the head pro at Atlanta Country Club and Sea Island Golf Club. Playing privileges were at stake.
Kelly Whaley Qualifies For U.S. Women's Amateur Championship
Kelly Whaley was one of four women to earn a qualifying spot for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship on Wednesday. Whaley, a rising sophomore, shot 2-under par 70 at the Hawk Pointe Golf Club in New Jersey to qualify. The U.S. Women's Amateur Championship will be held at the Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa., on August 1-7.
Leslie Cloots Medals At Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship
Leslie Cloots shot 1-under 71 in the second round of stroke play at the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship on Wednesday to finish atop the leaderboard at 2-under par. Cloots leads the 63 other qualifiers into the match-play stage starting Thursday. Cloots had three birdies and two bogeys in her round including an unblemished back nine with no bogeys.