East alum Ben Griffin wins
Tar Heel golf tournament
UNC freshman Ben Griffin took home his first collegiate championship with a final score of 10-under-par 206 in the three-day Tar Heel Intercollegiate at Finley Golf Course. North Carolina also won its first team title of the season with a total score of 26-under-par 838 last weekend.
“This was a wonderful win,” Head Coach Andrew Sapp said. “What a great weekend for Ben. To get his first college win in only his second collegiate tournament is fantastic. Sometimes the toughest place to win is at home, but he took care of business this week.”
Griffin was followed closely by Bryce Howell of Furman and Maverick Antcliff of GRU Augusta at 8-under 208. Both Howell and Antcliff shot a 3-under 69 in the final round.
Griffin started Friday’s opening round with four birdies in his first six holes and was in second place with his first-day 5-under 67. Howell led the first round with a 66, but Griffin carded six birdies and three bogeys for a 3-under 69 Saturday to move into first place.
Sunday, Griffin made the turn at 2-under and was able to maintain that score with a birdie and a bogey on the back, including a par-saving up and down out of the hazard on the par-5 13th.
“I love this golf course,” said Griffin, who won two NCHSAA state championships as a student at East Chapel Hill High School, “I’d like to thank my parents and all the support from Chapel Hill this week. They really helped me play well. It feels good to be a Tar Heel; I’m glad to be a part of it.”
Fellow UNC freshman William Register of Burlington, a former high school rival of Griffin, also finished in the top 10 with a tie for 6th at 5-under 211. Bailey Patrick finished in a tie for 9th with Sunday’s lowest round for the Tar Heel team at 3-under 69.
Kiger to address Wednesday’s Durham Sports club meeting
ESPN researcher and statistician Fred Kiger will be the guest speaker for Wednesday’s meeting of the Durham Sports Club. The meeting begins at noon at the Croasdaile Country Club with a lunch buffet, followed by remarks from Kiger. A former history teacher at Chapel Hill High School, Kiger lectures on Civil War history at UNC in addition to is work with ESPN.
Durham Sports Club meetings are open to the public, with a guest fee of $25 per person, which includes lunch. Learn more about the Durham Sports Club and Kiger at DurhamSportsClub.com.
Breschi fall lacrosse moves to Southern box
Breschi Lacrosse will host a Fall Box Camp on Monday evenings in October and November at Southern Community Park in Southern Village. The fee is $150 for six sessions.
Goalies can attend all the sessions for free.
UNC assistant coaches Marcus Holman and Davey Emala, as well as other past UNC players, will help run the camp. Trainers will attend all sessions.
Campers will meet for 1-hour sessions, mixing instruction and play, on Oct. 13-20-27 and Nov. 3-10-17. Grades 5-6 will meet 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Grades 7-8 will meet 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., and high school players will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Wednesdays will feature open play for college-age players and older.
For more information, see breschilacrosse.com/ or contact Patrick Reed at 203-613-2420.
Red Sox take IL baseball championship
The Pawtucket Red Sox limited the Durham Bulls to just three hits Saturday night at the DBAP, earning a 4-1 victory over the Bulls in Game 5 of the Governors Cup Series and clinching the club’s fourth IL crown.
Racing resumes Sept. 23 at Orange Speedway
The Sept. 13 races at Orange County Speedway were canceled due to poor weather.
Racing returns to the OCS track on Sept. 27 with multiple events, including the featured Chad Pergerson and Kevin Bowen Memorial Race for late models.