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DiMarco Named Conference Player of the Week

March 01, 2017
By  USF

CONFERENCE NOTEBOOK

 

By TOM ZEBOLD

USF Senior Writer

TAMPA, MARCH 1, 2017Cristian DiMarco was named American Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Player of the Week on Wednesday after his best finish yet as a Bull at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate.

DiMarco tied for second place among 80 competitors Tuesday in Mexico with a score of 8-under and finished just one shot behind individual winner Corey Pereira of Washington.

DiMarco went under par in all three rounds and matched his career best with a 4-under 67 in the opening round at Querencia Golf Club. The junior from Longwood, Fla., was tied for the lead at 9-under through 12 holes of the final round before securing his third top-10 finish as a Bull.

DiMarco’s performance in Mexico helped the Bulls post an 8-under 276 in the final round, the program’s best 18-hole score of the season. USF placed seventh among 15 programs and ahead of No. 21 Duke, No. 26 Arkansas, No. 30 Florida State, No. 29 Mississippi and No. 5 Georgia.

DiMarco leads the Bulls with a 72.0 scoring average through 20 rounds this season. USF returns to competition at the Valspar Invitational March 19-21 at The Floridian in Palm City, Fla.

About USF Men’s Golf

USF men’s golf returns four of seven players from the 2015-16 team that made program history with a return trip to the NCAA Championship. The Bulls have won the past two American Athletic Conference Championships in head coach Steve Bradley’s first two seasons with the program. Follow @USFMGolf on Twitter for the latest information concerning the program.

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