WHILE AT CONNECTICUT: Saw plenty of action as a freshman, playing in 12 tournaments at UConn, averaging 76.94 per round for 35 rounds, with a low round of even-par 72. One round of par or better. Best finish is a tie for 16th at the 2013 Connecticut Cup. Selected for the Division 1 All-New England Rookie Team. Over the summer of 2014, he qualified for the Connecticut State Amateur and the Connecticut Open.
SPRING 2014: Played in all six of UConn's spring tournaments, plus the American Athletic Conference Championships, averaging 76.65 per round for 20 rounds. Shot a low round of 72 at the Snowman Getaway in Phoenix and that was his only round of par or better. Best finish was a tie for 26th at The New England D-1 Championships at Mohegan Sun Golf Club.
FALL 2013: Played in five tournaments, averaging 77.3 per round for 15 rounds, with a low round of 72 at The MacDonald Cup on the Yale Golf Course. Best finish was a tie for 16th at The Connecticut Cup at Ellington Ridge Country Club.
HIGH SCHOOL: Came to UConn after lettering in golf for three years and serving as team captain for two years at Cheshire High School under Coach Dan Lee. ... Two-year All-State, two-year All-Southern Connecticut Conference, three-year All-Housatonic Division. ... New Haven Register first-team pick as junior and senior. ... Scholar-Athlete as a junior. ... Also played basketball four years and was named All-SCC, All-Housatonic Division, and honorable mention All-State as a senior. Holds the school's all-time record for three-pointers in a season.
ADDITIONAL TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS:Won the 2012 U.S. Challenge Cup Junior Roundup. ... Won the 2012 U.S. Challenge Cup Francis Ouimet Junior Stroke-Play Championship. ... Finished 3rd at the 2013 AJGA Killington Junior Golf Championship. ... Finished 13th at the 2012 AJGA Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Junior Shootout.
PERSONAL: Eric Russell Dietrich. ... Born December 3, 1994. ... Son of David and Sandra Dietrich. ... Has twin brother, Kevin, younger brother, Mark, and younger sister, Danielle. ... Home course is Farms Country Club in Wallingford, Conn.