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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. (

Leslie Cloots Leads Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship

Leslie Cloots shot a 1-under par 71 to take the lead in the first round of the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship on Tuesday. Cloots is one stroke ahead of second place. Cloots’ recorded five birdies, four bogeys, and a double bogey, as well as a hole-in-one. Cloots holed the 145-yard, par-3 No. 6 hole. (

Bryana Nguyen Wins N.C. Women's Amateur

Bryana Nguyen captured the 67th North Carolina Women’s Amateur Championship on Thursday with a 1-under par 71 in the final round. Nguyen posted the lowest score in each round of the three-day tournament and finished 6-under par. Nguyen’s 69-70-71–210 was 10 strokes better than second place. Nguyen dominated the competition from day one. (

All-Big East Golfer Jose Montaño Transfers To UNC

Two-time All-Big East Conference men’s golfer Jose Montaño is transferring to the University of North Carolina from Xavier University. Montaño earned Big East Conference Freshman of the Year honors in 2015 and was a PING All-Midwest Region selection in 2015 and 2016. He also was a member of the Big East All-Academic team as a freshman. (

UNC Incoming Freshman Brynn Walker Qualifies For LPGA Event

Incoming UNC freshman women’s golfer Brynn Walker qualified Tuesday to play in the LPGA ShopRite Classic, which will be contested June 3-5 at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway, N.J. Walker hails from St. David’s, Pa. She signed a National Letter of Intent last November to play for Carolina and Coach Jan Mann. (

UNC Golfer Carter Jenkins Turns Pro, Makes Debut This Week

UNC golfer Carter Jenkins will forego his final year of collegiate eligibility and has turned professional. Jenkins will make his pro debut this week on the Mackenzie Tour in British Columbia, Canada. The Raleigh native earned All-ACC honors in 2016 after leading the Tar Heels in stroke average (72.09), rounds under par (14 of 32), and rounds in the 60s (7). (

UNC Women's Golf Finishes NCAA Championships In 14th

The University of North Carolina women’s golf team had its inspiring season come to an end on Monday night when the Tar Heels finished 14th at the NCAA Women's Golf Championships. The Tar Heels shot 6-over par in the final round of stroke play and missed qualifying for match play. “We came up a little short today,” head coach Jan Mann said. (

UNC Women's Golf Advances To Fourth Round of NCAA Championships

The UNC women’s golf team continued its inspiring season by advancing to the fourth round of stroke play at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships. The Tar Heels shot 3-over par 291 on Sunday to move into the top 15 teams. Lexi Harkins had a collegiate best round to lead the Tar Heels on Sunday. Harkins went 4-under par 68 with five birdies to just one bogey. (

UNC Golfer Ben Griffin Learned to Drive Before He Could Walk

Ben was on the driving range before he had fully learned to walk. Now a sophomore at UNC, his long-held ambition of playing golf in college has become reality. Though he has no shortage of high school accolades, including winning the Rolex Tournament of Champions (one of the top under-18 tournaments in the world), he values the accomplishments from his freshman year at UNC above them all. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

UNC men's golf ends season with 13th place finish at NCAA Tucson Regional

The No. 25 North Carolina men’s golf team fell flat at the NCAA men’s golf Tucson Regional from May 16-18. The Tar Heels finished 13 out of a 14-team field at The Gallery at Dove Mountain Golf Club, shooting a three day total of 917, which was 53-over-par. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carter Jenkins Earns All-ACC Golf Honors

UNC junior Carter Jenkins is one of 12 players named to the 2016 All-ACC men’s golf team. The Raleigh native leads the Tar Heels in stroke average (71.79), rounds under par (13), and rounds in the 60s (7). Earlier this year he tied the all-time UNC record for low round when he shot a 9-under 63 at the Primland Invitational in Meadows of Dan, Va. (

Davis Love III trying to balance Ryder Cup and playing

Davis Love III tried his best to separate his Ryder Cup captain duties from his playing in the Wells Fargo Championship. It’s been tough to do. Love, 52, never did get his game going on the longish, wet Quail Hollow layout and missed the cut. During his run-up to playing here he expected plenty of questions about the Ryder Cup, and that’s what he got. (Winston-Salem Journal)

UNC women's golf headed to NCAA Championships for first time since 2012

The UNC women's golf team placed fourth in the NCAA Stanford Regional over the weekend. With the finish, North Carolina advances to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2012 — where the Tar Heels finished in 10th place. No member of UNC's roster was in college when the team last traveled to the Championships. (Daily Tar Heel)

Scholar-Athlete Luncheon Recognizes Academic Excellence

The day’s highest honor went to the Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, the five senior men and women who rank the highest in the most impressive collegiate statistic: grade point average. Each invited a faculty member and introduced him or her during brief remarks. In addition to speaking about each honored faculty member, the students looked back on their time at UNC. (

Tar Heels Compile Record-High APR

UNC student-athletes compiled a record-high Academic Progress Rate of 987 in 2014-15 and compiled a four-year rating of 981, two points above the national rate. It is the second consecutive year the Tar Heels have set or tied their top single-season score in the APR. The 18 Tar Heel programs that scored a 1000 in 2014-15 include men’s basketball. (

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