Campbell led wire-to-wire and Wednesday became the first men’s golf team to win PGA Jones Cup four times.
The Camels built on their four-stroke lead entering the second and final round to win by 11 strokes over runner-up Florida State. The event had players from the 19 colleges and universities accredited by the PGA of America for aspiring PGA professionals.
Florida State’s Spencer Smith earned medalist honors with a two-day total of 145. Smith and Central Oklahoma’s Justin Watkins were the only players to shoot under par during the second round.
Campbell and Mississippi State were vying for a record fourth title.
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North Carolina: Allisha Gray scored 22 points and Xylina McDaniel added 15 points and four rebounds to help the 13th-ranked Tar Heels to an 88-27 victory over Carson-Newman in an exhibition at Carmichael Arena. The game marked the return of Tar Heels Hall of Fame coach Sylvia Hatchell. One year to the day after she famously shaved her head during her treatment for leukemia, Hatchell was at her much more comfortable location on the bench to begin her 29th season in Chapel Hill.
A 21-4 run that spanned portions of both halves broke open the contest for North Carolina, which will open the regular season Nov. 14 against Howard. The Eagles shot just 18 percent from the floor, and they didn’t score until the 12-minute, 34-second mark on a layup from Lacy Miller.
North Carolina: The Tar Heels had six players named to the All-ACC field hockey teams Wednesday. Voted to the first team were seniors Charlotte Craddock and Samantha Travers and juniors Nina Notman and Emily Wold. Senior Loren Shealy and junior Emma Bozek were named to the second team. With six players among the 23 honored, top-ranked North Carolina (16-2) led all ACC schools in the number recognized.
Craddock, a forward, and Wold, a midfielder, were honored for a third time. Craddock leads the team in goals with 11.
Shealy, a forward, and Travers, a back, were named All-ACC for the first time. Shealy ranks second on the team in points (29) and goals (10) and is tied for the team lead in assists with nine.
Duke: Redshirt junior goalkeeper Lauren Blazing and junior midfielder Aileen Johnson made the All-ACC field hockey first team in voting by of the conference’s seven head coaches. Senior midfielder Abby Beltrani was nakmed to the second team.
Duke (12-5, 2-4) will host the ACC field hockey championship as the No. 7 seed and will take on No. 2 seed North Carolina (16-2, 4-2) at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals.
A year after garnering third team All-America recognition, Blazing ranks among the top goalkeepers nationally this fall. A Durham native, she leads the ACC in save percentage (.791) and ranks fourth in the nation in the category. She also owns a 1.05 goals-against average to come in second in the conference and fifth nationally.
Johnson, a midfielder, leads the Blue Devils in assists (six) and ranking second in goals (six) and points (18).
Campbell: Reafe Anderson got the Camels (5-11, 2-6-0 Big South) even 19 seconds after Liberty’s opening goal, but a 76th-minute score by Tim Harbison gave the Flames (10-5-1, 5-3) a 2-1 victory in Campbell’s final regular-season road matchup.
North Carolina: Evan Philpot was named the ACC Men’s Fencer of the Week. Philpot, a sophomore from Chapel Hill, finished second from a field of 92 in men’s sabre Sunday at the Temple Open.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack will play the Charlotte 49ers at 6:05 p.m. March 31 at BB&T BallPark, the home of the Class AAA Charlotte Knights.
Two former members of the Wolfpack were with the Knights this past season in Eric Surkamp and Carlos Rodon, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 major league draft.