Player: Dylan McDermott
University: University of Colorado
Graduation Year: 2025
Area of Study: Marketing
College—Career Notes: In 23 career tournaments, he’s been under par in 14 and even in one other … Led the team (or tied for it) in a record 36 statistical categories as a sophomore in 2022-23 … Career stroke average for 72 rounds is 71.15 heading into his junior year (in position to be the second best once meeting the minimum 75 rounds) … His 28 rounds in the 60s are the fourth-most, with his 37 subpar rounds seventh and his 45 rounds of par or better tied for ninth … Has had 62 of 71 rounds count toward team scoring (87.3%; one was played individually) … Has just 29 holes worse than bogey in his career (out of 1,296 holes, with a career percentage of 83.0 of holes of par or better) … Opened his career with 53 rounds before shooting one in the 80s (an 81).
College—2022-23 (Soph.): He arguably had the most impressive sophomore season, and one of the best overall, in school history … Earned first-team PING All-West Region and first-team All-Pac-12 honors from the league coaches (just CU’s second first-teamer since joining the conference in 2011-12) ... CU’s co-Male Athlete of the Year (with Filip Forejtek, NCAA giant slalom champion) ... GolfStat ranked him as the No. 43 player in the nation (; he’s 6-3 against eight players he’s faced ranked higher than him ... His 70.12 stroke average for the season was best on the team, fourth-best in the Pac-12 and 17th nationally … Finished second in the Pac-12 Championship, two strokes back of Stanford’s Michael Thorbjornsen (3rd in the WAGR), with his 66-66-67-68—267 (13-under par) just the third time at CU for player to record all four rounds in the 60s (the 199 54-hole total set a school record) ... Tied for 48th in the NCAA Championship Finals (71-72-72-72—287, +7), the only Buff to make the third round cut when the team did not advance …