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Women's Golf brings home first CAA title in nearly a decade

Women’s Golf brings home first CAA title in nearly a decade

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor April 16, 2019

As it has all season, UNC Wilmington relied on a standout performance from freshman Phu Khine, this time, to bring in the Seahawks’ fifth Colonial Athletic Association championship. Khine entered Sunday’s...

Gallery: Wells Fargo Championship at Eagle Point

Gallery: Wells Fargo Championship at Eagle Point

Noah Thomas, Sports Editor May 7, 2017

All images by Noah Thomas of The Seahawk's sports staff.

UNCW Club Golf headed to nationals

Brandon Sans, Staff Writer November 10, 2016

UNC Wilmington’s club golf team is heading to the National Collegiate Club Golf Association National Championships. The two-day national championship event will be held November 19-20 at Walt Disney...

Eldridge leads men’s golf to fourth place CAA finish

Noah Thomas | Sports Editor May 5, 2016

Last weekend, UNC Wilmington’s men’s golf season came to a close at St. James Plantation in Southport, North Carolina, the site of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament.The Seahawks, behind...

Thomas Eldridge at the Rod Myers Invitational at the Duke University Golf Club.

Men’s Golf Swings into Action

Brittany Murdock | Sports Editor September 17, 2015

As the men’s golf team took on the Rod Myers Invitational at the Duke University Golf Club last weekend coming in tenth place overall, the team is looking ahead filled with positivity and eagerness...

Seahawks “chipping” away at the competition

McLeod Brown | Sports Editor October 17, 2012

The UNC Wilmington women's golf team has long been a powerhouse in the Colonial Athletic Association, winning the conference title four of the past six years. The Seahawks have also produced numerous All-CAA...

Greener on the other side: UNCW men’s golf looks to advance further

McLeod Brown | Sports Editor September 13, 2012
It's business as usual for the UNC Wilmington men's golf team as they prepare for their next run at dominance within the CAA conference.However, after winning the conference championship for the second year in a row and advancing to the NCAA tournament for the sixth time in school history this past spring, the Seahawks are looking to push themselves even further this year."We're excited to get everybody back on campus," said head coach Matthew Clark. "Being a fall and spring sport, anytime that we're not competing, I'm not the same person. It'll be a fun year in that we're returning seven of eight guys from last year's roster. It's nice to have that many returners. We're really looking forward to the year."With the majority of last year's NCAA regional team returning, the expectation within the team is to advance even further in this year's tournament."Age is a great thing, because it gives you the opportunity to make decisions," said Clark. "The decisions the team makes, there will have to be consequences, good and bad. If they make good decisions this year, the consequence could be that we're playing in the NCAA finals. If they make bad decisions, this could go downhill."Two Seahawks earned First-Team All-CAA honors for their play last season.Reigning CAA Player of the Year Thomas Bass star the year as the only senior on the team. Bass finished with four top-10 finishes last season and a 73.2 stroke average, tying him with junior Payne McLeod for first on the team. McLeod, the 2010-2011 CAA Rookie of the Year returns after being a major cog in the Seahawks' conference championship last year. His best finish of the year was in a tie for eighth at the CAA Championship.Led by five upperclassmen on the eight-man squad, Clark is confident his team has the drive to succeed this year."Every team is only as good as they are when they're away from the coach," said Clark. "A lot of times, when we control the practice, they're going to practice really hard. They're going to do all the right things, but it's how hard they work when nobody is looking. It's how many extra shots are they hitting when nobody is around. Whether it's putting, chipping, something their struggling with. Are they willing to do that? I think they are. It's also exciting to see that, because I think that's what's going to be the difference in whether the team reaches all of its goals they want to or if they reach just a little underneath that."The Seahawks begin play this weekend at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate. But, while they're not looking past the competition in front of them, Coach Clark and the team already know where they want to be at the end of the year."When May rolls around, I want us to be coming back from regionals, ready to pack our bags and head to the finals," said Clark. "This year the finals are in Atlanta, Georgia, and that's our goal, to work hard all the way through the finish line. It's easy for a lot of people, when the semester ends so much earlier and all of their friends are going elsewhere, and here I am talking about keeping them on campus for another month. It's a foreign concept for a lot of college students but I think this group understands that this year the season ends in Atlanta, Georgia, nowhere else."

UNCW men’s golf team captures titles, gains motivation

McLeod Brown | Sports Editor May 18, 2012

For the fifth year in a row, the UNCW men's golf team has reached the NCAA regionals, asserting their dominance as one of the best squads in the CAA. And for the second year in a row, the Seahawks have...

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