ECU’s Dickens named conference golfer of the week
PROVIDENCE, R.I. East Carolina senior Al Dickens has been named the American Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Player of the Week, according to an announcement from the league office on Wednesday. It is the first weekly honor of his career.
Dickens earned his first career tournament win on Tuesday after carding a 3-round total of par-216 (72-70-74) to lead the Pirates to the team title at the East Carolina Intercollegiate. Dickens shot par or better in two rounds and posted a two-shot victory over Austin Schultz of Florida Gulf Coast.
Dickens entered the final round with a two-shot lead and led by just one stroke heading onto the 18th tee before he birdied the hole to complete the wire-to-wire victory.
Thanks to a 4-under 284 in the second round, the Pirates were able to pull away from the rest of the field and win the team tournament by a margin of 23 strokes over Campbell and Florida Gulf Coast for their second win of the 2015-16 season.
Campbell: The Lady Camels have earned the top seed in the Big South Conference women’s golf championship, which will be held at Deborieu Golf Club in Georgetown, S.C., April 11-13. Last year’s runner-up, Campbell received the No.-1 seed based on its Golfstat national ranking of 52, the highest among the nine Big South women’s golf programs.
Mt. Olive: Sophomore Julia Kaeding has been chosen by Conference Carolinas to attend the 2016 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum held April 7-10 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Student-Athlete Leadership Forum is an annual educational opportunity for student-athletes exhibiting leadership and positive influence on campus and within the community.
UNC: The No. 2 ranked Tar Heels won five singles matches in straight sets to earn a 6-1 victory over 37th-ranked N.C. State on Wednesday outside Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
Duke: The eighth-ranked women’s tennis team took a 3-0 lead, but a late push in singles by 11th-ranked Michigan proved to be the deciding factor as the Blue Devils fell to the Wolverines, 4-3, in Durham Wednesday afternoon.
Wake Forest: A pair of Demon Deacon Hall of Famers will serve as the guest head coaches for Wake Forest’s annual Spring Game on Saturday at BB&T Field. Former linebacker Ed Bradley will coach one team and former All-American running back Billy Ray Barnes will coach the other team. The scrimmage is free and open to the public. Kickoff is at 3 p.m.
Duke: The Blue Devils scored seven unanswered runs in the bottom of the fifth to earn a 7-4 decision over UNC Greensbor Tuesday evening at Jack Coombs Field. The victory snapped the Spartans’ eight-game win streak. The Blue Devils have won five of their last six games.
UNC: Tyler Ramirez’s RBI triple highlighted a five-run first inning and the No. 11 Tar Heels rolled to an 8-1 win over visiting High Point Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. All nine starters reached base for the Tar Heels, who improved to 14-1 in non-conference games with the victory.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons won a back-and-forth affair over Davidson, 7-6, with two runs in the ninth inning at Wilson Field on Tuesday night. Will Craig finished the day 3-for-4 with a double, sacrifice fly and five RBIs, matching his career-high, and also picked up the win on the mound. Joey Rodriguez singled in the game winning run.
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