When: Sat.-Sun., April 6-7
Tournament: Irish Creek Collegiate
Where: Kannapolis, N.C.
Course: The Club at Irish Creek, Par 71, 7,099 yards
NEXT ON THE TEE
Carolina now travels to Kannapolis, N.C., to play in the Irish Creek Collegiate. The two-day, 54-hole event will feature 17 teams and will take place at The Club at Irish Creek, a par 71, 7,099-yard layout. Live scoring will be available on GoHeels.com and Golfstat.com. Last weekend, Carolina finished sixth at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C. Senior Michael McGowan and junior Andy Sajevic led the Tar Heels as they tied for seventh place with 3-over-par 219 totals.
The Tar Heels have three top-3 finishes so far this year. They won the Wolfpack Intercollegiate last fall as sophomore Brandon Dalinka captured the individual title. That was Andrew Sapp's first win as head coach of the Tar Heels. Also last fall, Carolina was the runner-up at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate and the Rod Myers Invitational. Senior Clark Palmer was the co-champion of the Rod Myers Invitational while senior Patrick Barrett was the runner-up at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate. This spring, Carolina's top finish came at its last outing when it finished sixth at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.
Charlotte, Davidson, Akron, Appalachian State, East Carolina, Kansas, Kennesaw State, Louisville, Marshall, Mercer, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Richmond, UNC Wilmington, VCU and Xavier
TAR HEEL LINEUP
Michael McGowan, Senior, Southern Pines, N.C.
Bailey Patrick, Soph., Charlotte, N.C.
Brandon Dalinka, Soph., Newtown, Pa.
Andy Sajevic, Jr. Fremont, Neb.
Keagan Cummings, Fr., Dublin, Ireland
Competing as an individual: Patrick Barrett, Sr., Pinehurst, N.C.
Sept. 7-9, Carpet Capital Collegiate, The Farm Golf Club, Rocky Face, Ga.
Tied 11th of 15 teams, 886 (+22)
Low Tar Heel: Michael McGowan, Tied 8th, 212 (-4)
Sept. 15-16, Tar Heel Intercollegiate, UNC Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill, N.C.
2nd of 14 teams, 862 (-2)
Low Tar Heel: Michael McGowan, 3rd, 212 (-4)
Oct. 13-14, Rod Myers Invitational, Duke University Golf Club, Durham, N.C.
2nd of 11 teams, 864 (E)
Low Tar Heel: Clark Palmer, Tied 1st, 209 (-7)
Oct. 19-20, Wolfpack Intercollegiate, Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh, N.C.
1st of 12 teams, 854 (-10)
Low Tar Heel: Brandon Dalinka, 1st, 210 (-6)
Feb. 17-19, Puerto Rico Classic, Rio Grande Country Club, Rio Grande, P.R.
12 of 15 teams, 887 (+23)
Low Tar Heel: Michael McGowan, Tied 16th, 214 (-2)
Mar. 11-12, Tiger Invitational, Grand National Lake Course, Opelika, Ala.
11 of 15 teams, 909 (+45)
Low Tar Heel: Michael McGowan, Tied 10th, 223 (+7)
Mar. 15-17, Seminole Intercollegiate, Southwood Golf Course, Tallahassee, Fla.
7 of 11 teams, 867 (+3)
Low Tar Heel: Bailey Patrick, Tied 17th, 216 (E)
Mar. 25-26, Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, Bulls Bay Golf Club, Awendaw, S.C.
6 of 15 teams, 891, +27
Low Tar Heel: Michael McGowan & Andy Sajevic, Tied 7th, 219 (+3)
FROM COACH SAPP"After all of our long travels this spring, it is great to get to compete again in the Tar Heel State. Most of our guys have experience at Irish Creek so it will be very familiar territory for us. We are looking forward to playing well to build momentum into the ACC Championships later this month. This will be a great test for us and a tournament we hope to compete to win."