Dietrich Wins Medalist Honors After Course-Record 64
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Till Duty is Done UConn Golf Tournament Final Round (photo by Stephen Slade)
WHILE AT CONNECTICUT: Has played in 22 tournaments at UConn, averaging 76.3 per round for 63 rounds, with a low round of 68 and a best finish of a tie for eighth at the 2014 Connecticut Cup. Has one Top 10 and three Top 20 finishes, two sub-70 rounds, and six rounds of par or better. Over the summer of 2015, he finished in a tie for ninth at the Palmer Cup in Waterbury and 39th at the Connecticut Open. As a freshman, 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 2015: Played in all six events on UConn’s schedule, averaging 76.2 per round for 17 rounds, with a low round of 71 at the Yale Invitational in New Haven and a best finish of a tie for 27th at the Colleton River Collegiate in Bluffton, S.C. Shot par or better once.
FALL 2014: Played in four events, averaging 74.3 per round for 11 rounds, with a low round of 69 at the 2014 Connecticut Cup (Ellington, Conn.) and a career-best finish of a tie for eighth in that tournament. Had two sub-70 rounds and shot three rounds of par or better.
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.