When: Mon.-Tues., Mar. 11-12
Tournament: Tiger Invitational
Where: Opelika, Ala.
Course: Grand National
NEXT ON THE TEE
Carolina now travels to Opelika, Ala., to play in the Tiger Invitational. The two-day, 54-hole event will feature 15 teams and will take place at Grand National Club. The teams will play 36 holes on Monday followed by 18 holes on Tuesday. Live scoring will be available on GoHeels.com and Golfstat.com.
The Tar Heels have three top-3 finishes in their first six events of the 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.
Auburn, Charlotte, East Carolina, Houston,, Kentucky, Kennesaw State, North Carolina, Memphis,, Mississippi State, Samford, South Alabama, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Troy, Wake Forest, Yale
TAR HEEL LINEUP
Bailey Patrick, Soph., Charlotte, N.C.
Michael McGowan, Senior, Southern Pines, N.C.
Brandon Dalinka, Soph., Newtown, Pa.
Andy Sajevic, Jr., Fremont, Neb.
Andy Knox, Jr. Cary, 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)
FROM COACH SAPP
"The spring break trip is always a fun one. We are looking forward to playing in two great tournaments. The field at Auburn is a strong one and we are excited to get out there and compete. The guys are fresh and ready to play without academic stress since we are on break. We hope to get some nice weather and shoot some low scores."