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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.
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).