STORRS, Conn. --- Seniors Eric Dietrich (Cheshire, Conn.) and Tyler Cooke (Warwick, R.I.) have been named co-captains of the UConn men's golf team for the 2016-17 season. They will be the only two seniors on the Huskies' roster.
"I'm excited that Eric and Tyler have emerged as leaders of our golf program," UConn coach Dave Pezzino said. "It's been extremely rewarding to see how they have grown and matured as student-athletes over these past couple of years. I'm really looking forward to working with them as we strive to achieve our goals, both academically and athletically, this season."
Dietrich had an outstanding season as a junior in 2015-16, with five Top 10 and seven Top 20 finishes in UConn's 11 events and was the only Husky to win a tournament, capturing the Til Duty Is Done Collegiate Invitational. Dietrich led the Huskies with a 71.9 per round average, shooting par or better in 17 rounds, and he had seven sub-70 rounds.
At the end of the season, Dietrich was named to the American Athletic Conference All-Conference Team and the PING All-Region Team. He also was the top finisher at the U.S. Amateur qualifier and will compete in the U.S. Amateur Championship, beginning on Aug. 15, at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Cooke will be in his third season with the golf Huskies after coming from the UConn hockey team to join the golf program. He competed in two events last season, averaging 78.5 strokes per round, with a season-low round of 72. He had one top 25 finish.
The Huskies will open the 2016-17 season on September 10, competing in The Doc Gimmler Invitational, hosted by St. John's University, at the Bethpage State Park Red Course in Farmingdale, N.Y.