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Dylan Wu wins Big Ten scoring crown

LUTHERVILLE, Md. — Former St. Mary’s golf state champion Dylan Wu, now a junior at Northwestern, earned the Big Ten Conference’s Les Bolstad Award for having the lowest scoring average this season.

Wu dazzled in the final day of the conference championships Sunday at Baltimore Country Club. After shooting 73-71 in the first two rounds, he carded a team-low 67.Four birdies on the front nine and back-to-back-to-back birdies on 12, 13, and 14 helped lead the way.A spectacular tee shot on the par-3 second hole started his day off on the right note. Landing within a couple feet of the hole, he converted for an easy birdie.Wu tied for the tournament lead in par-3 scoring and had the second-most birdies.He got better: On the third hole, he holed out from the bunker to move to 2-under in the early going.He finished in sole possession of ninth place.

His performance in Big Tens moved his scoring average to 70.27 — the lowest in the conference.

Wu edged out the individual winner Meyer for the Bolstad award by six-tenths of a point. Two Wildcats have won the award in the last five years (Jack Perry in 2013)."It feels really good because it shows how much I have improved since last season," Wu said. "In comparing freshman year and sophomore years, I've shaved almost two strokes per round. Credit to the coaches to help me in understanding my golf identity and learning how to play well."

Dylan Wu wins Big Ten scoring crown