General: Honor student in high school ... father played collegiate tennis at Rutgers.
Fall 2012: Played in all five 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 and tied for 45th at both the Rod Myers Invitational and the Carpet Capital Collegiate ... finished the fall with a 72.87 stroke average.
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: 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
Career competitive round: 64, IJGT Tournament, Westin Kierland Golf Course in Scottsdale, Arizona
Favorite course: Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Col.
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite video game: Madden
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere warm
Talent I have outside of golf: Tennis
Favorite athlete: Claude Giroux
Nobody can believe I listen to: Country
My greatest sports moment: Team winning high school state championship in 2010
Favorite golfer: Bo Van Pelt
I have this superstition: I always use the same marker
My most prized possession is: My beach house
The best part about being a Tar Heel golfer is: Being able to represent Carolina
I did this for fun this summer: Horse races
Post-school ambition: Business world and PGA Tour
Person I would like to play a round of golf with: Peter Laviolette
To get ready for a tournament, I like to: Relax
Dalinka's Tournament Results
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)
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)
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)
*Competed as an individual
*Competed 3 rounds as an individual