2017 Tournament Participant Profile

Dylan Wu Medford, Ore.


Hometown: Medford, Ore.
High School: St Mary’s

2016-17: Cemented his position as one of the most dominant golfers in Northwestern history and in the Big Ten … PING Second-Team All-American … Team-leader in scoring average (70.53), rounds of par or better (23), rounds in the 60s (12), top-five finishes (5), top-10 finishes (9), top-25 finishes (11), birdies (115), and low round (66) … Scoring average was the third-lowest in program history, trailing only Luke Donald’s season-ending marks from 1998-99 and 1999-2000 … Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection … Les Bolstad Award winner for low scoring average in the Big Ten Conference, edging out Illinois’ Dylan Meyer by five-hundredths of a point … Made him the second Wildcat men’s golfer to win the award in the last five years (joining Jack Perry in 2013) … Won the award alongside Northwestern women’s golfer Hannah Kim, who was the recipient of the Mary Fossum Award, the comparative prize for Big Ten female golfers … The pair of ‘Cats were the first Big Ten men’s and women’s golfers to win the awards simultaneously since 2007 … Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award Semifinalist … Division I PING Midwest All-Region Team … Golfweek Third-Team All-American … 23 of his 32 rounds were under par … Rebounded to shoot a 3-under 69 in the final round of the NCAA Regionals at Baton Rouge and finished in a seventh-place tie … Shot a 3-under 67 in the final round of the Big Ten Championships to finish 1-over and in a ninth-place tie … Notched his second collegiate victory by shooting a 7-under 205 (66-70-69) at the Redhawk Invitational … Shot a career-low 66 in the opening round … Shot a pair of 71’s in the last two rounds of the Boilermaker Invitational to register a ninth-place tie … Shot at or under par in all three rounds of the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate and shot a 7-under 209 (72-68-69) to finish in fourth place … Carded an opening round 72 and a final round 70 at the Puerto Rico Classic and finished 1-under and in a 12th-place tie … Went 2-1 at Big Ten Match Play, including a 7-and-5 victory over Penn State’s Charles Huntzinger … Shot under par in both rounds of the stroke play portion of the Gifford Collegiate (69-68=137) and finished in fourth place … Went 70-70-68 to tie for fourth place at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate … Tied for seventh place with an even 210 (72-70-68) at the Marquette Intercollegiate … Shot at or under par in all three rounds of the Windon Memorial to finish in second place with a 4-under 212 (69-72-71) … Tied for 12th place after an opening salvo of 69 at the OFCC Fighting Illini Invitational … Academic All-Big Ten.

2015-16: Led team in stroke average (72.16), rounds of par or better (19), rounds in 60s (5), and top-20 (8) and top-10 finishes (4) in his sophomore season … Shot a six-over 216 at the Fighting Illini Invitational … Finished tied for third at the Windon Memorial with a score of 210 after carding a one-under 70 in the second round and a two-under 69 in the third … Shot a 223 at the Bridgestone Collegiate with a 2-under 70 in the second round … Scored a 219 at the Gifford Collegiate with an even 71 in the first round … Tied for 19th at the Puerto Rico Classic with a 2-under 214 after a 4-under 68 in the second round … Competed at the NTO Collegiate Showcase alongside former world No. 1 Luke Donald, the most prolific golfer in Northwestern history, during Big Ten Match Play … Tied for 13th at The Goodwin with a 1-over 211 after carding a 3-under 67 in the third round and won Big Ten Golfer of the Week for his performance … Placed third at the Boilermaker Invitational with a 5-under 212 after shooting a 70-69-72 … Tied for sixth at the Big Ten Championships after shooting a 213 including a three-under 69 in the final round … Tied for sixth again at the NCAA Stillwater regional with a score of 221, including a 2-under 70 in the first round … Academic All-Big Ten.

2014-15: Led the team in scoring average (72.21), rounds in 60s (nine), rounds of par or better (13), and top-10 finishes (3) as a freshman … Captured his first individual victory at the Gifford Collegiate by shooting under par (69-68-67) all three rounds … Qualified for the NCAA Regionals in Stillwater as an individual and finished in a fifth-place tie by shooting a 3-under 207 (68-70-69) … Shot a 5-under 67 in the second round of the Big Ten Championships … Carded a 1-over 217 (74-68-75) at the Boilermaker Invitational … Went 2-1 at Big Ten Match Play, including a 4-and-2 win over Indiana’s Nicholas Grubnich and a 5-and-4 victory over Maryland’s David Kocher … Shot a 2-over 146 for a top-25 finish at a rain-shortened Rod Myers Invitational … Finished in seventh place at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate after shooting 75-73-70 (218) … Notched a final-round 69 at Northwestern’s Windon Memorial.

Junior Career: Ranked as the No. 1 golfer in the state of Oregon and 36th in the 2014 class by Junior Golf Scoreboard … Two-time AJGA Open champion, winning the 2011 AJGA Emerson Junior Golf Classic at age 15 and the 2013 AJGA Junior at Centennial … Had nine career top-10 AJGA finishes … Placed T3 at the 2012 AJGA FootJoy Invitational and was sixth at the 2012 Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational … Was a finalist at the 2011 PNGA Junior Boys Amateur before advancing to the round of 16 in 2013, where he lost to the eventual champion in 20 holes … Advanced to the round of 32 at the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur … Led St. Mary’s School to three-straight OSAA 3A/2A/1A state championships, earning 2011 Oregon Boys Player of the Year honors and the 2012 OSAA state individual championship … Played hockey for North Medford High School … Was on the starting five for North Medford’s varsity squad in every year of high school, earning the team’s best defenseman award three times … Also played travel hockey throughout southern Oregon from ages 9-14 … 2013 AJGA Honor Roll member and AP Scholar … Honors Society member in all four years of high school.

Personal: Born Dylan Daniel Wu … Son of Kevin and Julie … Major is economics.