CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina women’s golf team will host the 38th annual Tar Heel Invitational this weekend at the Finley Golf Course, which boasts a par-72, 6,285-yard layout. The Tar Heels are the defending champions and will be going after their seventh Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational title.
On Friday and Saturday, play will start at 9:09 a.m. off the No. 1 tee and at 8:51 a.m. off the 10th tee. There will be a shotgun start at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday for the final round.
Of the 18 teams slated to compete, 12 are in the top 25 according to the latest Golf World Coaches Poll; the host Tar Heels are ranked 15th. The participating teams include Alabama (No. 2), Oklahoma (No. 3), Duke (No. 4), Florida (No. 5), Arkansas (No. 8), Clemson (No. 11), NC State (No. 14), Virginia (No. 16), Vanderbilt (No. 19), Michigan St. (No. 20), South Carolina (No. 24), Auburn, Baylor, LSU, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, and Wake Forest.
Duke, North Carolina awarded hosting sites: The NCAA announced the host sites for the 2014 NCAA tournament first and second rounds, with Duke and North Carolina being awarded two of 16 sites.
Duke will host the first and second rounds for the second straight year and the fourth time over the past five years.
The four selected regional sites are Lincoln, Neb; Louisville, Ky.; Notre Dame, Ind.; and Stanford, Calif.
North Carolina: The Tar Heels designated three senior midfielders as captains of the 2014 team. The trio were elected by a vote of team players last Friday.
The group includes Ryan Creighton, Greg McBride and Campbell Wood. All three senior captains play primarily at the short-stick midfield position and two of them are fifth-year red-shirt seniors.
Campbell: Campbell squared off against the Czech Republic Senior National Team Wednesday afternoon at Jim Perry Stadium.
The teams played 12 total innings, split into two games, with all available players seeing game action.
The Camels finished 2013 with a school record 49 wins, claiming the Big South’s regular-season championship and ending the year runner-up in the league tournament.