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NU Sports – Wu Named Second-Team All-American



EVANSTON, Ill. — Junior men’s golfer Dylan Wu has been named a PING Second-Team All-American, the GCAA announced Thursday.

With the distinction, Wu is one of only 20 Division I golfers nationwide to earn either first- or second-team distinctions.

This award caps off a phenomenal season for the Medford, Oregon, native. The winner of the Les Bolstad Award for low scoring average in the Big Ten Conference, a Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year Award semifinalist, and a unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection, Wu also notched the third-lowest scoring average in program history (70.53), trailing only former World No. 1 Luke Donald’s season-ending marks from 1998-99 and 1999-2000.

Wu joins storied company in Northwestern men’s golf history to earn first- or second-team All-America honors, including Luke Donald, Jess Daley, Scott Rowe, Jim Benepe, and Jeff Jones.

In addition to his scoring average, the junior led the team in rounds of par or better (23), rounds in the 60s (12), birdies (115), and top-five finishes (5). He won the Redhawk Invitational by shooting a 7-under 205 (66-70-69) at Chambers Bay in April 2017.

The economics major also finished in a seventh-place tie at the NCAA Regionals in Baton Rouge and finished in sole possession of ninth place at the Big Ten Championships at Baltimore Country Club. He finished in the top-12 in all 11 of the tournaments he played in in 2016-17.

Since his collegiate career started in 2014, he has notched a 71.64 career stroke average over 97 rounds, which, as it stands now, is the second-best mark in program history, trailing only Luke Donald’s 70.95 average from 1997-2001.

Wu and Sam Triplett will be the two seniors on the Wildcat squad when the team gets back in action for the 2017-18 campaign.

 

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