Dylan Menante transfers from Pepperdine to North Carolina

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The college golf transfer portal had some more movement Friday as Dylan Menante has left Pepperdine for North Carolina.

Menante helped the Waves to the national championship at the 2021 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship. He was also the West Coast Conference Player of the Year that season.

But after three seasons playing for the southern California school, he’ll finish his college career in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

“I chose UNC because the school and coaches offer a critical balance between golf, growing as a person, academics and top-notch peers to surround my game” Menante said in a release sent by the Tar Heels athletic department. “I am looking forward to joining the Tar Heel program, but I also appreciate the support the Pepperdine community gave me the last three years.”

Menante is ranked 15th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

In the 2022 NCAA Championship, Pepperdine and North Carolina were among the eight teams to advance to the match-play portion of the event, with Pepperdine eliminating North Carolina to advance. Menante won his quarterfinal match but lost his semifinal match as Pepperdine was eliminated by Arizona State.

“All of us with Carolina Golf are thrilled Dylan chose to be a Tar Heel and is joining our family” UNC head coach Andrew DiBitetto said in a release. “He’s a winner, an All-American, a national champion and most importantly, an incredible young man. He’s one of the best amateurs in the world and immediately makes an already strong team even better. Clarkie (assistant coach Matt Clark), all our guys and I can’t wait to interact, compete and work with Dylan. We also look forward to helping him improve on and off the course.”

The Tar Heels return four starters: Ryan Burnett, David Ford, Peter Fountain and Austin Greaser.