The North Carolina men's golf team finished two strokes behind the Northwestern Wildcats en route to a second place finish this past weekend in the UNCG Grandover Collegiate in Greensboro.
Senior Ben Griffin led the charge for North Carolina as he shot three straight rounds of 71 (-1) over the course of the weekend. He finished with second in individual play.
Senior Jose Montaño and sophomore Austin Hitt had an overall score of 221 and 224 in three rounds of play, and senior William Register and junior Preyer Fountain ended with scores of 225 and 231 to round out the scoring for the Tar Heels.
In a lineup dominated by upperclassmen, first-year Ryan Gerard had an impressive performance as well, finishing with a thee-round score of 221 (T-11), which included a final round and bogey-free score of 70 (-2).
Who stood out?
As he has been all season, Griffin put together the most impressive performance of the weekend for the Tar Heels. Three weeks ago, the senior broke a Finley Golf Course record at the Tar Heel Collegiate.
When was it decided?
Midway through the final round of play on Sunday, the Tar Heels were in a narrow race as they held a one-stroke lead over Northwestern and a three-stroke lead on Duke.