Griffin fires a 67 to lead Tar Heels to Bridgestone title
UNC freshman Ben Griffin, an alum of East Chapel Hill High School, birdied seven of the first 10 holes Sunday on his way to his second win of the fall golf season and led Carolina to its second straight team title in the annual Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.
Playing at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, Griffin carded a 67 in the final round for a total score of 10-under 206 – the fifth lowest score in the event’s history. Carolina’s men took the team championship with a 15-under-par 849 total, the sixth-lowest team score in the history of the tournament.
“It was a great way to end off the fall season,” Griffin said. “I couldn’t be any happier winning two events in the fall, and I’m looking forward to working along with the team to make it to nationals in the spring.”
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Griffin’s first victory was at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate in September, where he won with another 10-under 206 total.
Carrboro demolishes Dixon in NCHSAA dual-team tennis
In a match lasting barely an hour Monday, Carrboro blanked visiting Topsail Dixon 5-0 in the third round of the state 2A dual-team tennis playoffs.
Carrboro (15-2) advances to meet either Greene Central (18-7) or long-time rival N.C. Science & Math (10-0) in the East 2A Region final on Wednesday.
Bouncing Bulldogs appearing Saturday at Carolina Theatre
Chapel Hills Bouncing Bulldogs, along with some of the world’s greatest jump ropers, will perform Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre during the 25th International Jump Rope Spectacular.
Over 14 teams from around the world will demonstrate their athletic skills through Double-Dutch jump rope and gymnastics set to hip-hop dance and gymnastics. Tickets are now on sale at the Carolina Theatre Box Office.