UConn Golfer to Compete in U.S. Amateur Championship

UConn's Eric Dietrich qualifies for U.S. Amateur Championship.
Rising senior Eric Dietrich will compete for the national title at Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan later this month. (Athletic Communications/UConn Photo)

For the third time in four years, the UConn men’s golf team will be represented at the U.S. Amateur Championship.

UConn rising senior Eric Dietrich of Cheshire carded a blistering 8-under par 64 in the second round of the two-round U.S. Amateur qualifying tournament in July, to finish with a 9-under 135 (71-64=135), topping the 72-player field at Ellington Ridge Country Club.

The best two scores qualify to participate in the prestigious U.S. Amateur Championship, meaning Dietrich and Clark Robinson (70-68=138), a rising senior at Marshall University who hails from South Windsor, head for Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., to compete for the national title on Aug. 15-21.

Two years ago, then-UConn rising junior Zach Zaback qualified for the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship; and three years ago, then-UConn rising sophomore Corey Birch qualified for the 2013 U.S. Amateur.