RINDGE, N.H. (August 6, 2018) – Franklin Pierce University reigning Northeast-10 Conference Men's Golf Rookie of the Year Dylan Plis (Camillus, N.Y.) brought home some more hardware Sunday as the sophomore won the Syracuse District Golf Association Amateur Championship at the Timber Banks Golf Club.
Plis beat Chris Quilty four and three in the championship match. He won the first two holes against his opponent by burying back-to-back birdies then Plis drained several clutch putts to capture the title.
A NE10 First Team selection, Plis was a three-time NE10 Rookie of the Week and notched All-New England Honors by placing second (144, E) at the 83rd Annual NEIGA Championship. Plis shot a consistent 72 both rounds as the freshman tallied his only top-two finish of the season.
He recorded two other top-10 performances this season in the fall at the FPU Fall Invitational (T4th, 149, +5) and the Saint Rose Fall Shootout (T9th, 149, +7). Plis shot a season-low 70 (+1) during the opening round of the Penmen Fall Invitational.
In his first ever regional tournament, Plis concluded play at 228 (+12) in West Virginia and knocked off five strokes from his Tuesday card to complete his 18 Wednesday at 75 (+3). At the national championship, the rising sophomore carried the Ravens throughout the three-day tourney posting a team-low 225 (+9) scorecard. He recorded a career round on Wednesday at the championships when he shot a team-best 69 (-3).
The men's golf program opens competition on Sunday, September 2nd as they take on Saint Michael's College in a heads-up match at the Keene Country Club.
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