Courtney Gunter is in her second year as an assistant coach with the East Carolina women's golf team following a four-year career at North Carolina where she participated in 33 career events for the Tar Heels, recording a pair of Top-10 and six Top-20 finishes.
Last year she helped the Pirates to a 118-50-1 record and its seventh-straight NCAA Regional with an at-large bid (No. 18 seed) in Tallahassee, Fla. The squad posted six top-4 placements including a pair of second place finishes at the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational and the Web.com Intercollegiate.
Gunter, who was a member of four consecutive NCAA Regional and two NCAA Championship squads, closed out her career posting a 78.67 stroke average and participated in six events, which included a season-best finish at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (t27th/225).
The Matthews, N.C. native played in 11 events during her freshman year in 2009 posting a 76.03 stroke average in 31 rounds. In her first collegiate event, she finished tied for 29th at the NGCA Collegiate Match Play Championships with a two-day scored of 151. She would go on to post three Top-20 finishes and five Top-35's, which included a sixth place finish at the Tri-Match at Ironwood Country Club and a tied for 16th at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.
As a sophomore, she appeared in six events recorded a career-best 75.44 stroke average in 18 rounds. Gunter helped the Tar Heels post five Top-5 finishes on the season, including a team title at the Cougar Classic where she finished tied for sixth with a 3-under par 215. North Carolina went on to win the ACC Championship and finished tied for eighth nationally at the NCAA Championships in Bryan, Texas.
During her junior season, Gunter was a member of the 2011-12 Tar Heel squad that finished second at the ACC Championships and 10th nationally at the NCAA Championships in Franklin, Tenn. - its second-straight appearance. She helped North Carolina post seven Top-5 finishes participating in 10 events including the NCAA Regional and NCAA Championships.
In all, she was member of a North Carolina team that won five team titles, recorded 20 Top-5 finishes, appeared in four NCAA regionals and a pair of NCAA Championships during her four-year career.
Off the course, Gunter was 2010 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-American, a 2010 All-ACC Women's Golf Team selection an a two-time All-ACC Honor Roll member (2010, 2012). Gunter earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and exercise sports science in the May of 2013 and is currently pursuing her masters in sport management at ECU.