GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG junior men’s golfer Roy Dixon (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) has been named this week’s Blue Chip Performer sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. This is the second year that BCBSNC has sponsored the Blue Chip Performer award, which is chosen weekly from all sports in season and runs throughout the 2013-14 UNCG Athletics season.
Dixon finished a career-best second overall with a thrilling late charge at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate to lead the No. 48 UNCG men’s golf team to a second place team showing, jumping three teams in the final day. He provided the drama Tuesday as he entered the day in 14th place but made a valiant charge up the leaderboard, leap-frogging 12 golfers to record his career-best finish in a tie for second place. This marks his second straight top three finish after posting a third place showing last week at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate in what was at that point, his best career finish.
Dixon, who opened the event with back-to-back 72’s in the first two rounds, notched the lowest round of any individual on the three-day event with a 5-under par 65. He recorded seven birdies in the final round to go along with just two bogeys and nine par scores. He made a late charge at the top spot, recording birdies on the final three holes of the afternoon in holes No. 16-18, finishing just one shot behind winner Clement Sordet of Texas Tech. Dixon finished with a 1-under par 209 (72-72-65) while Sordet was 2-under par 208 (71-67-70).
The Spartans return to action April 14-15 for their final tune-up before the Southern Conference Championship as they travel to Mississippi for the Bancorp South Intercollegiate at Reunion Country Club.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina Blue Chip Performer Weekly Winners
Sept. 9 – David Reittinger men’s soccer.
Sept. 16 – Shaina Sumney, women's cross country
Sept. 23 – Olivia Humphries, volleyball
Sept. 30 – Katherine Rodriguez, women's soccer
Oct. 7 – Chesney White, women's soccer
Oct. 14 – Carter Jenkins, men's golf
Oct. 21 – Lydia Saina, women’s cross country
Oct. 28 – Dustin Gamradt, men’s soccer
Nov. 4 – Paul Chelimo, men’s cross country
Nov. 11 – Kyle Cain, men’s basketball
Nov. 18 – Paul Chelimo, men’s cross country
Nov. 25 – Janae' Stevenson, women’s basketball
Dec. 2 – Janae' Stevenson, women’s basketball
Dec. 9 – Lucy Mason, women’s basketball
Dec. 16 – Kayel Locke, men’s basketball
Dec. 30 – Kyle Cain, men’s basketball
Jan. 6 - Lucy Mason, women's basketball
Jan. 13 – Nicholas Paulos, men’s basketball
Jan. 20 – Nicholas Paulos, men’s basketball
Jan. 27 – Tevon Saddler, men’s basketball
Feb. 3 – Jordan Potts, men’s basketball
Feb. 10 – Ahmet Sarioglu – men’s tennis
Feb. 17 – Nicole Thomas – softball
Feb. 24 – James Dougherty – men’s tennis
March 3 – Shaina Sumney & Roy Dixon – women’s indoor track and men’s golf
March 10 - Max Povse - baseball
March 17 - Sean Guite - baseball
March 24 - Jordan McDonald – baseball
March 31 – Roy Dixon – men’s golf
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