Dietrich, Khan Lead Come-From-Behind Victory
Dietrich Wins Medalist Honors After Course-Record 64
WHILE AT UCONN: Will serve as team co-captain in 2017-18… Has played in 13 tournaments for UConn, including every event on the schedule in 2016-17… Has averaged 73.7 per round for 37 rounds, with a team-best low round of 64, five sub-70 rounds, and 12 rounds of par or better… Has posted three Top 10 and four Top 20 finishes, with two career-best finishes of a tie for fifth place… Named to the 2016-17 New England Golf Coaches All-New England Team… Named to the 2015-16 and the 2016-17 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Teams… Following his 2016-17 UConn season, won the 2017 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship, shooting an 8-under 208 to top a 25-player field at the PGA Golf Club at Port St. Lucie, Fla.
SPRING 2017: Played in all six events on UConn’s spring calendar, averaging 73.6 per round for 17 rounds, with five rounds of par or better, two sub-70 rounds, including a low round of 67… Had two Top 10 finishes, including tying a career-best finish of a tie for fifth in the Loyola Intercollegiate in Goodyear, Ariz.
FALL 2016: Played in all five events on UConn’s fall schedule, averaging 72.7 per round for 14 rounds, with seven rounds of par or better, and three sub-70 rounds, including a career-best 64 at the Macdonald Cup on the Yale campus in New Haven, Conn… Had a career-best tied for 5th place finish at the Gimmler Invitational at Bethpage State Park, playing as an individual and shooting a 4-under 206.
SPRING 2016: Played in two tournaments on UConn’s spring schedule, the FAU Slomin Autism Championship and the Til Duty Is Don Collegiate Invitational, both as an individual… Played six rounds, averaging 76.2 strokes per round, with a low round of 73 and a best finish of a tie for 45th place in the Til Duty Is Done.
FALL 2015: Did not play in any of the five events on UConn’s fall schedule.
HIGH SCHOOL: Came to UConn after playing four years of varsity golf at Columbus (Ohio) Academy under Coach Craig Yakscoe and Coach Steve Evans. As a senior, led Columbus Academy to the Ohio Division III State Championship. Named All-Ohio Second Team All-State. Named Mid-State League Golfer of the Year. Also was Columbus Academy’s low golfer as it captured District and Sectional titles. Co-medalist at the Mid-State League Postseason Tournament after leading Columbus Academy to the MSL-Ohio Division championship with a 17-1 record. Named First Team All-District, First Team All-League, and Team MVP. As a junior, helped Columbus Academy finish as runner-up at the State Championship, second at Sectionals, second at Districts and was named First Team All-MSL, First Team All-District. As a sophomore, helped Columbus Academy finish in a tie for second at the State Championship, second at Sectionals, second at Districts, and was named First Team All-League, Second Team All-District. As a freshman, named Second Team All-League, placed second at Sectionals.
ADDITIONAL GOLF HIGHLIGHTS: Placed second at AJGA Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior and received award for low third-round score of 66 … Finished sixth at AJGA Junior All-Star (Red Tail Golf Club) … Placed eighth at Under Armour/Jeff Overton Championship (Otter Creek Golf Course) … Finished 13th at Under Armour/Scott Stallings Championship (Oak Ridge Country Club) … Placed 14th at Memorial Junior (Longaberger Country Club).
PERSONAL: Nabeel Ali Khan … Born September 29, 1997 … Son of Mohammad Ashiq Khan and Aishah Khan … Five siblings, older sisters Sana and Rabia, older brothers Ammaar and Shabaz, and younger brother Ali… Works with swing coach Gerry Hammomd … Home courses are Champions Golf Course and The Golf Depot, both in Columbus Ohio.