CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina women's golf team is ranked 10th in the latest Golfstat poll. The Tar Heels finished 11th at the Bryan National Collegiate last weekend. Earlier this spring, they won the UCF Challenge, tied for fifth at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and tied for eighth at the SunTrust Gator Invitational. In addition, Carolina closed out the fall campaign with two wins at the Liz Murphey Fall Preview and the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational.
Carolina is also ranked in the top 12 in the two additional national golf polls. The Tar Heels are ranked 11th in the latest Golf World/WGCA Coaches' Poll and 12th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.
Junior Casey Grice has finished in the top 15 in six of Carolina's eight tournaments this year. She was the runner-up at the Liz Murphey Fall Preview, tied for fifth at the UCF Challenge and the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, and tied for seventh at the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational. Grice, from College Station, Texas, leads the Tar Heels with a 73.00 scoring average. Junior Jackie Chang, from Scottsdale, Ariz., has carded six top-25 finishes. Her top two performances were a tie for eighth at the UCF Challenge and a tie for ninth at the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational. Junior Katherine Perry and freshman Elizabeth Mallett led the Tar Heels in the first spring event as both tied for third place at the UCF Challenge. Perry, from Cary, N.C., led Carolina in its last two outings as she tied for 13th at the SunTrust Gator Invitational and tied for 17th at the Bryan National Collegiate. Mallett, from Sutton Coldfield, England, tied for 15th place at the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational and tied for 17th at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. Maia Schechter, a sophomore from Takoma Park, Md., led the Tar Heels at the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational as she placed sixth.