College Notebook

Six NC teams in golf championships

News servicesMay 6, 2013 

North Carolina schools will be well represented in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships.

It was announced Monday night that Duke and North Carolina will each play in the regional in Tempe, Ariz. Duke is the No. 2 seed, and the Tar Heels are seeded eighth.

North Carolina State is seeded No. 7 in the Tallahassee, Fla., regional, and Wake Forest is seeded No. 6 there as well.

UNC Wilmington earned a No. 12 seed and will play in the Fayetteville, Ark., regional. Charlotte also earned a No. 12 seed and will play in Columbus, Ohio.

The regionals will be held May 16-18 with the finals on May 28-June 2 in Atlanta.

Women’s Golf

North Carolina: Juniors Casey Grice and Jackie Chang were chosen to the All-ACC team. .

Grice is a two-time honoree, having been named to the team last year, while Chang was selected for the first time.

Grice has carded seven top-20 finishes in nine events this year and tied for 12th at the conference championships. Grice leads the team with a 73.33 stroke average. She has scored five under-par rounds, two in the 60s, and five even par rounds. She scored her low round of the year in the second round of the UCF Challenge where she fired a 4-under-par 68.

Chang has carded seven top-30 finishes in nine events this year. She is second on the team with a 74.22 stroke average and carded four even par rounds and three under-par rounds, including one in the 60s. Her low round was a 3-under-par 69 fired in the final round of the Cougar Classic.

The two Tar Heels were joined on the 12-person squad by Lindy Duncan, Laetitia Beck, Celine Boutier and Alejandra Cangrejo of Duke; Augusta James and Brittany Marchand of N.C. State, Brittany Altomare and Briana Mao of Virginia; Jessica Negron of Florida State and Leticia Ras-Anderica of Miami. Virginia’s Brittany Altomare was voted the ACC player of the year while Duke’s Boutier grabbed ACC freshman of the year honors. Duke’s Dan Brooks was selected the ACC coach of the year for the 13th time in his career.

The No. 11 ranked Tar Heels will play in the NCAA East Regional from Thursday through Saturday.

Men’s lacrosse

•  Three ACC teams were among the 16 selected to compete in the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship, as announced Sunday evening. It marks the seventh consecutive season in which at least three of the league’s teams have earned a bid.

North Carolina (12-3), the 2013 ACC champion, was selected as the No. 5 seed and will host Lehigh (12-4) in Chapel Hill at noon on ESPN2 on Saturday. The Tar Heels will be making their seventh consecutive appearance in the tournament and 28th in program history. North Carolina is 27-23 in tournament play and has four national titles.

Maryland (10-3), the No. 6 seed, will be making its 11th consecutive and 36th overall appearance in the tournament where it has a 48-33 record. The Terrapins will face Cornell (12-3) in the first round on Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2. Maryland, which has won two national championships, has reached the national championship game the past two years and has 21 appearances in the national semifinals.

Duke (12-5), which has reached the national semifinals in each of the past six years, earned the No. 7 seed and will host Loyola Maryland (11-4) on Sunday at 5:15 p.m. on ESPNU. The Blue Devils will be making their 17th appearance in the tournament, where they are 24-15 all-time and have one national championship.

Women’s lacrosse

•  Five ACC teams were among the 26 selected to compete in the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship, as announced Sunday evening. The five teams selected ties a conference record, set previously in 2011.

The ACC has had at least four teams in the NCAA tournament in nine consecutive years and in 14 of the 17 years that the league has sponsored the sport. The league tied for the most bids of any conference in the nation with the Big East, and the six ACC teams were a combined 18-9 against the tournament field during the regular season.

Maryland (19-0), which won its fifth straight ACC title and earned the No. 1 overall seed, will make its national-best 29th all-time appearance in the tournament and the 24th consecutive. The Terrapins have made 17 championship game appearances and have won 10 NCAA titles, and will face the winner of Stony Brook and Towson at noon on Sunday.

North Carolina (14-3), the No. 3 seed, earned a bid for the ninth consecutive year and the 15th time. The Tar Heels are a top-four seed for the fifth year in a row and will host the winner of Loyola Maryland and High Point at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Boston College (12-7) earned its second appearance in the NCAA tournament in program history and will face Dartmouth (10-7) in the first round on Friday at 4 p.m., with the winner advancing to play host and fourth-seeded Syracuse.

Duke (12-5) will travel to Annapolis, Md., to take on Princeton (10-6) on Friday in the program’s 16th consecutive postseason appearance. The Blue Devils have an 11-3 mark in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and are 17-15 all-time in the event with six appearances in the national semifinals.

Virginia (9-9) earned an at-large bid and will take on Penn (11-5) at 3 p.m. on Friday. It is the program’s 18th consecutive appearance and 26th overall in the tournament, where it is 29-22 with three national championships. The winner of the first round game will face sixth-seeded Georgetown.

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