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Men’s Golf Schedules Includes Three New Tournaments

Men's Golf Schedules Includes Three New Tournaments

Carolina men’s golf competes this season in three tournaments for the first time and four the Tar Heels have won over the last two seasons, beginning September 17 at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.
Led by medalist and now graduate student Austin Greaser, who won his first college title by making eagle from the fairway on the final hole, UNC also won the team title two years ago on the Olympia Fields North Course.
Olympia Fields is the first of five challenging fall starts for the Tar Heels, who return four starters from last season’s team that finished third in the NCAA Championship, and begin the season ranked No. 1 in the nation by Golf Channel and the Golf Coaches Association.
October should be one of the most exciting autumn months for college golf at Carolina in many seasons as the Tar Heels embark on a remarkable four-event stretch.
First up is an opportunity to defend their title at the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational on October 2-3. Last year, Greaser, David Ford and Dylan Menante all finished in the top eight to lead Carolina to a nine-stroke win over six top-10 ranked teams at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. This year, the tournament moves to Shady Oaks Country Club in Westworth Village, Texas. The venue is different, but the field will once again be stellar.
For the third straight year the Tar Heels will play host to the Williams Cup presented by STITCH Golf at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington. Carolina has won the team title the previous two seasons. This year’s tournament will be played October 9-10 and features defending NCAA champion Florida and top-five ranked Arizona State.
UNC and the Sun Devils have competed in match play in the NCAA quarterfinals twice in the last three seasons. ASU edged the Tar Heels in 2021 and Carolina flipped the script a year ago, winning 3-1 with a memorable late charge that featured wins by Menante and Ford and a comeback effort by Peter Fountain that gave him a one-hole lead over first-team All-America Preston Summerhays when their match was declared unfinished on the 18th hole after UNC clinched the team point.
Carolina’s men’s and women’s teams head across the Atlantic to play at the Home of Golf October 23-25 in the first-ever St Andrews Links Collegiate. The Tar Heel teams will join Georgetown, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt…


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