In the third round, North Carolina shot 10-under-par. For the tournament, the team shot a combined 21-under-par to finish in fourth place.
Who stood out?
Hitt stood out as the highest finishing Tar Heel in a three-way tie for 3rd place. After he shot four-under-par in both the first and second round, he had a two-under-par in the third round for a strong finish. On Tuesday, Hitt became the second Tar Heel in as many days to shoot in the 60s in three straight NCAA regional rounds. His teammate Montaño was the first Tar Heel to accomplish that feat on Monday.
Martin also stood out for his play as he climbed up the leaderboard over the course of each round. He shot an four-over-par the first round, which landed him in a tie for 61st place. In the next round, he shot three-under-par and moved him up into a tie for 42nd place. In the third round, he shot five-under-par including six birdies which landed him in a nine-way tie for 14th place.
When was it decided?
The Tar Heels were tied for fifth place throughout the first two rounds of competition. In the third round, they shot 10-under par which helped them break away from the tie and finish the tournament in fourth place.
Why does it matter?
The result of this regional decided which teams would advance to the NCAA Championship. The Tar Heels finishing in the top five meant they advanced to the NCAA Championship for the second year in a row — the 19th time in program history.
The team also made history doing things it never has before. In head coach Andrew DiBitetto's first season at the helm, UNC placed all five players under par in an NCAA regional for the first time in program history. The Tar Heels' climb into the next round of play was a move in the right direction for the team with one final tournament to play.
When do they play next?
The Tar Heels will compete next in the NCAA Championship in Stillwater, Okla., on May 25-30.
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