UNC Men's Golf Bio
 Brandon Dalinka

 

General: Majoring in Economics … honor student in high school … father played collegiate tennis at Rutgers.

Fall 2014: Played in all 5 tournaments as a part of the team…finished top-30 in all of his starts…top finish at the Rod Myers Invitational with a 3-under-par 141 tie for 6th…finished tied for 10th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 4-under 212…tied for 23rd at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate with a 1-over 217 total…tied for 12th at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate with a 2-over 218 finish.

2013-14: Played in all 11 tournaments … carded six top-30 finishes … top performance came at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate where he tied for fourth place … other top outings in the fall were a tie for ninth at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate and a tie for 16th at the Rod Myers Invitational … his top performances of the spring were an 11th-place finish at the Irish Creek Collegiate, a tie for 14th at the ACC Championships and a tie for 30th at the Seminole Intercollegiate … also in the spring he tied for 32nd at the General Hackler Championship, tied for 49th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate and finished 71st at the Puerto Rico Classic … in his other fall outings, tied for 31st at the Carpet Capital Collegiate and did not place in the Jack Nicklaus Invitational as he signed an incorrect scorecard following the second round. … led the team with a 73.68 stroke average … fired six under-par rounds, two in the 60s, and five even par rounds.

2012-13: Played in all five fall tournaments and all seven spring tournaments for the Tar Heels… won his first collegiate title when he fired a 6-under-par 210 to take the individual title at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate … tied for 12th place at Tar Heel Intercollegiate … tied for 29th at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate … tied for 45th at both the Rod Myers Invitational and the Carpet Capital Collegiate … top outing in the spring as a tie for 10th place at the NCAA Tempe Regional … tied for 17th at the ACC Championships and tied for 23rd at the Irish Creek Collegiate … tied for 40th in the Seminole Intercollegiate … tied for 64th at the Puerto Rico Classic … tied for 66th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate … forced to withdraw from the second round of the Tiger Invitational due to illness … finished with a stroke average of 73.34 … posted 11 under-par rounds, including four rounds in the 60s … also carded three even par rounds.

2011-12: Played in 10 of Carolina’s 11 tournaments, competing as an individual in one of them … best performance came at the River Landing Intercollegiate where he tied for eighth place … tied for 25th in three events – the Wolverine Intercollegiate, the Seminole Intercollegiate and the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate … tied for 28th at the USF Invitational and tied for 32nd at the ACC Championships … tied for 38th at the Rod Myers Invitational, competing as an individual … placed 39th at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational, tied for 43rd at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate and tied for 73rd at the VCU Shootout … notched a 73.93 stroke average, second best on the team … carded six under-par rounds, two in the 60s, and 1 even-par round.

Amateur: Qualified for the 2013 US Amateur … finished 5th in the 2013 Pennsylvania Amateur … played in 2012 U.S. Amateur … six top-15 finishes at AJGA tournaments … champion at 2009 Rhode Island Classic … top-three finish at 2010 St. Augustine Amateur … top-five finish at 2010 Scott Robertson … third-place finish at Kingsmill … two-time Pennsylvania representative at PGA Junior Championship … medalist at 2010 U.S. Junior Qualifier in Pennsylvania.

Prep:  Four-time golf letterman at Council Rock North High School – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 … runner-up at 2010 Pennsylvania State High School Championship …  team captured state championship that same year (2010) …  won league, district and regional championships … three-time regional player of the year … three top-10 finishes in state individual championships … league low scoring average in 2011.


More on Dalinka

Birthday: June 11, 1993

Hobbies: Going to the beach, horse racing

Favorite food: Steak

The best-tasting food I make is: Mac and cheese

Favorite TV show: Homeland

The reality show I could win is: The Bachelorette

Favorite video game: FIFA

Favorite movie: Miracle

Favorite vacation spot: Island

If I could spend three hours doing anything, it would be: Horse racing

My greatest sports moment: Winning my first college tournament

Favorite golfer: Tiger Woods

To get ready for a tournament, I like to: Chill

I have these superstitions: No new things and my cell phone in my left pocket

Why I Chose Carolina: It's a great place

Person I admire the most: Dad

Post-school ambition: CEO of a hedge fund

The best thing about being a Tar Heel golfer is: The support

The best thing about Coach Sapp is: He's always there for us

The funniest thing Coach Sapp says all the time: "Hit the driver, Bailey [Patrick]."

 

Dalinka's Tournament Results and Statistics

Fall 2011

Wolverine Intercollegiate.............................................. 73-72-73–218 (T25)

VCU Shootout................................................................. 75-73-78–226 (T73)

Rod Myers Invitational*................................................. 78-78-73–229 (T38)

Jack Nicklaus Invitational................................................. 74-78-78–230 (39)

UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.................................... 75-76–151 (T43)

Spring 2012

USF Invitational.............................................................. 76-70-74–220 (T28)

Seminole Intercollegiate................................................. 69-74-71–214 (T25)

Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate................................ 75-70-77–222 (T25)

River Landing Intercollegiate.......................................... 71-73-69–213 (T8)

ACC Championship......................................................... 71-73-76–220 (T32)

Fall 2012

Carpet Capital Collegiate................................................ 70-76-78–224 (T45)

Tar Heel Intercollegiate................................................. 72-73-72–217 (T12)

Rod Myers Invitational................................................... 78-79-70–227 (T45)

Wolfpack Intercollegiate.................................................... 73-71-66–210 (1)

Royal Oaks Intercollegiate............................................. 72-69-74–215 (T29)

Spring 2013

Puerto Rico Classic ......................................................... 75-76-79-230 (T64)

Tiger Invitational ........................................................ 74-WD-71-145 (WD)

Seminole Intercollegiate................................................. 72-70-80-222 (T40)

Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate ................................ 82-76-80-238 (T66)

Irish Creek Collegiate .................................................... 72-74-72-218 (T23)

ACC Championships ....................................................... 74-71-70-215 (T17)

NCAA Tempe Regional ................................................. 68-67-71-206 (T10)

Fall 2013

Carpet Capital Collegiate ............................................... 74-73-74-221 (T31)

Tar Heel Intercollegiate .................................................. 72-69-73-214 (T4)

Jack Nicklaus Invitational ............................................ 75-DQ-74-149 (DQ)

Rod Myers Invitational ................................................... 70-73-76-219 (T16)

Bridgestone Golf Collegiate .................................................. 73-71-144 (T9)

Spring 2014

Puerto Rico Classic............................................................ 80-77-73–230 (71)

General Hackler Championship..................................... 77-79-74–230 (T32)

Seminole Intercollegiate................................................. 72-72-78–222 (T30)

Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate................................ 72-79-75–226 (T49)

Irish Creek Collegiate....................................................... 72-68-75–215 (11)

ACC Championships....................................................... 71-71-72–214 (T14)

Fall 2014

Carpet Capital Collegiate………………………………..70-70-72-212 (T10)

Tar Heel Intercollegiate………………………………..67-75-75—217 (T23)

Primland Collegiate Invitational……………………….74-74-68—216 (T30)

Rod Myers Invitational…………………………...…………72-69—141 (T6)

Bridgestone Golf Collegiate……………………………76-70-72—218 (T12)

*Competed as an individual

 

 

TN

RDS

RDS CT/PCT

PAR

-PAR

60s

LO

HI

STKS

AVG

2011-12

10

29*

25/96.2

1

6

2

69

78

2144

73.93

2012-13

12

35

28/80.0

3

11

4

66

82

2567

73.34

2013-14

11

31

30/96.8

5

6

2

68

80

2284

73.68

Fall ‘14

5

14

12/85.7

3

6

3

67

77

1004

71.71

Total

38

109*

95/89.6

12

29

11

66

82

7999

73.39

 

*Competed 3 rounds as an individual
Height: 5'11"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Newtown, Pa.
High School: Council Rock
Dalinka Photos:
UNC North Carolina Men's Golf


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