Player: Dean Sakata

2017-Dean Sakata
Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA
University: United States Military Academy
Area of Study: Economics
Expected Graduation: 2018
Soldier Honored: Mitchell A. Winey

2016-17 (Junior)

  • Kicked off the spring with a 4-under 68 against Florida Atlantic
  • At the Seahawk Invitational finished 28th after scoring 229 (+13)
  • Placed T6th at the VGA Collegiate Invite with a score of 216 (E)
  • At the Patriot League Championships finished T11th scratching 213 (+3).

2015-16 (Sophomore)

  • Was one of two Army golfers to compete in all tournaments this year
  • Member of the NCAA Regional team and also a member of the Patriot League Championship squad that won the team title
  • Named the Patriot League Golfer of the Year after clinching the individual title at the league championship in record breaking fashion. He set a new record for lowest score at the event with an 11-under 66-69-67—202 leading the field by nine shots
  • Earned GCAA PING Northeast All-Region, All-Patriot League first team and Academic All-Patriot League distinction
  • Was the team’s second-best finisher at the NCAA Regional (T-57th)
  • Tied for fourth at the Wofford Invitational this spring after going seven-under
  • Tied a career-low and program-low score of 66 in the final round of the Price's Give 'Em Five Invitational while finishing T-11th after carding a 70-74-66=210 (-6) and sinking two eagles
  • Voted the team's Most Valuable Player
  • Averaged a team-low 72.27 strokes on the season through 26 rounds.

2014-15 (Freshman)

  • One of three golfers to compete for Army West Point at all six spring tournaments
  • Named to GCAA PING Northeast All-Region and All-Patriot League First Team
  • Carded a 75-77-73—225 to tie for 14th at the Patriot League Championships
  • Carded a team-low round of 66 at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational in the first round to finish 66-76-70—212 (-4) to tie for ninth
  • Placed eighth at the Gary Freeman Invitational with 229 strokes
  • Carded a 71-78—149 at the Bandon Dunes Championship
  • Totaled a 76-72-73—221 at the Seahawk Intercollegiate where he placed eighth
  • Had an outstanding fall campaign as a freshman competing in all three fall tournaments and in the Star match against Navy
  • Was Army's top finisher at Colgate Invitational (second, 1-under) and Doc Gimmler tournament (seventh, 4-under 206)
  • Totaled 16 rounds in the spring and averaged 73.50 strokes this season.

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