SUGAR GROVE, Ill. --- The postseason accolades continue for UConn golfers Eric Dietrich and Jimmy Hervol.
The top two scorers on the 2016-17 UConn men’s golf team, who led the Huskies to one of the most successful seasons in the program’s history, have each been named to the Division I PING All-Northeast Region Team, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
It is the second consecutive PING All-Northeast Region selection for Dietrich (Cheshire, Conn.) and the first for Hervol (Hopkinton, Mass.). Dietrich, who graduated from UConn a few weeks ago after serving as a senior co-captain in 2016-17, and Hervol, a rising junior, were both also named to the All-American Conference Team last week.
A total of 154 college golfers across the country, spread across six regions, earned all-region honors from the GCAA. Besides Dietrich and Hervol, the only other golfer so honored from the American Athletic Conference was Cincinnati rising junior Austin Squires (All-Midwest Region).
Hervol and Dietrich averaged 72.1 and 72.5 strokes per round respectively, to lead the Huskies to three tournament titles and eight Top 5 finishes in 11 events this year.
Hervol, the AAC Golfer of the Month for September, won medalist honors at the Doc Gimmler Invitational, one of seven Top 10 and eight Top 20 finishes this season. He shot par or better in 16 rounds this year, including twice firing a season-low round of 65, and had seven sub-70 rounds. Hervol was named to the 2015-16 AAC All-Academic Team and is likely to achieve the same honor this season.
Dietrich also had a first-place finish this season, at the Lafayette Invitational, reaching a three-way playoff for medalist honors. He had six Top 10 and seven Top 20 finishes this year, shot par or better in 12 rounds, and twice shot season-low rounds of 66.
Dietrich and Hervol teamed up this weekend to compete in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship in Pinehurst, N.C.
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