WEB: Pinecrest Golfer Commits to UNC
Jack Fields of Southern Pines has made a verbal commitment to play golf at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, beginning in the fall of 2008.
The Pinecrest junior made the decision last week after a visit to the campus. He will not be able to sign a national letter of intent until next November's early signing period for high school seniors.
"I really like the coach and all of the facilities they have," Fields said Wednesday. "The ACC has always been a good conference and I'm really looking forward to being a part of that."
(Fields discussed his future as part of a Pilot profile podcast earlier this year.) Listen to the podcast . (Length: 16 mins., 45 secs.)
Fields, is the son of Mike and Bea Fields. He is currently ranked 28th in the AJGA Polo rankungs and 45th in the Golfweek-Titlest junior rankings. He finishes up a banner year of golf by playing in the Donald Ross Junior Championship at the Pinehurst Resort on Dec. 27-29.
Last month, he received Rolex Junior All-American honors at a banquet held in Sea Island, Ga. During the summer he qualified for match play for the second time in the U.S. Junior Amateur and won two AJGA tournaments, the Bridgestone Junior Classic in Durham and the Golf Pride Junior Classic at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club.
His summer efforts also included a third place finish in the North and South Junior Amateur at the Pinehurst Resort.
The UNC coach is John Inman, a former PGA tour player. Robert Riesen, a teammate of Field's on the Pinecrest team in 2005, made the All-ACC men's golf team as a Tar Heel freshman last spring.
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