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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. (

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. (

9th-grader Nicole Adam commits to UNC Golf

Nicole Adam is going to be a Tar Heel. But she'll have to wait. The ninth-grader at The O'Neal School in Southern Pines, N.C., has verbally committed to study and play golf at UNC. Nicole will be following in the footsteps of her private coach, former LPGA champion Donna Andrews. In addition to attending UNC, Andrews was a six-time winner on the pro tour. (Mansfield News Journal)

Davis Love III breaks collarbone in snowboarding accident

Even captaining the U.S. to a Ryder Cup victory hasn’t afforded Davis Love III a reprieve from injury. Love broke his collarbone this week in a snowboarding accident in Sun Valley, Idaho. Surgery was performed Thursday on the 53-year-old, with a plate and eight screws put into the collarbone. Love was snowboarding with his son when the accident occurred. (Golf Week)

Tar Heels Help Make The Holidays Merry

Tar Heels teamed up this month to bring holiday cheer to local kids. Through the Orange County Social Services’ Share Your Holidays program, UNC teams sponsored a total of 34 children and teens, providing toys and other gifts. Student-athletes gathered donations from team members and coaches then shopped for their “adopted” kids, based on wish lists. (

UNC athletes lend a helping hand during the holiday season

The North Carolina Tar Heels have a great reputation on the field, but they have been working to make a similar impact off it this winter. UNC freshman Tomon Fox, Mikey Bart, Jason Strowbridge and other members of the UNC football team helped the local Ronald McDonald House yesterday. (Carolina Blue)

Katherine Perry Earns Full LPGA Tour Card

Former Tar Heel Katherine Perry won her LPGA Tour card for the upcoming season following a 2-under par 70 to finish the tournament in a tie for 14th at 5-under par. Perry graduated from UNC in 2014. This is the first time Perry has earned her LPGA tour card. The next LPGA season will start January 23rd-January 29th in 2017 at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. (

Katherine Perry To Play For LPGA Tour Card Sunday

Former Tar Heel Katherine Perry qualified for the final round of the LPGA and Symetra Tour Qualifying School – Stage III following a 1-under par 71 on Saturday. Perry is now 3-under for the tournament and is tied for 23rd. Sunday, she tees off at 9:28 a.m. from first tee on the Hills Course. If she comes in the top 20, she’ll receive a full LPGA Tour card for next year. (

Q&A: Golfing legend Davis Love on career, what's next ahead of Hall of Fame induction

Tar Heel and golf legend Davis Love III was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame Thursday. A head of the ceremony, Dave Cordero, director of communications for World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, interviews Loved about his career, the sport and competitors' records. Here is an excerpt from the interview: (Jacksonville Business Journal)

Tar Heels' Graduation Success Rate At 82 Percent

UNC’s Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes for the incoming cohort of academic years 2006-2009 is 82 percent in data released today by the NCAA. Seven Carolina teams scored 100 percent in their respective GSRs, including women’s fencing, field hockey, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and volleyball. (

Davis Love III still battling on PGA Tour at 52

Even though he is 52, Davis Love III has no plans to play a full schedule on the PGA Tour Champions anytime soon. DL3 has too much going on right now. This week, Love is host of the RSM Classic on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Resort near his home in St. Simons Island, Ga. And, oh yes, he also will be in the field against the young guns. (Albany Herald)

Mason Elmore, Ryan Gerard Sign With UNC Men's Golf

Mason Elmore of Charlotte, N.C., and Ryan Gerard of Raleigh, N.C., signed National Letters of Intent to attend the University of North Carolina and play golf, Tar Heel coach Andrew Sapp announced. Elmore attends Ardrey Kell High School. Gerard attends Ravenscroft High School. Elmore won the 2015 Donald Ross Junior Championship in Pinehurst. (

Carolina Student-Athletes Host Heeloween At Hospital

UNC student-athletes took Halloween cheer to UNC Children’s Hospital Monday for their annual Heeloween Party. Approximately 60 costumed Tar Heels participated throughout, helping to decorate the Pediatric Play Atrium and then host the party for young patients. Student-athletes also took patients trick-or-treating around the hospital. (

Get in line if you want to congratulate Davis Love III on his World Golf Hall of Fame nod

Davis Love III was busy last week, clearing roads and driveways on Georgia’s St. Simons Island, where tour pros and locals refer to one of the newest members of the World Golf Hall of Fame as “Uncle Davis.” As the victorious Ryder Cup captain told me while cooking brisket in a smoker for weekend guests at his farm, “they call me to get something they can’t get out of a phone book.” (Golf Digest)

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