Medford’s Dylan Wu heading back on tour after finishing 31st in US Open debut

SAN DIEGO — Medford native Dylan Wu is heading back on the Korn Ferry Tour, after making his U.S. Open debut at Torrey Pines course last week.

The 24-year-old, a graduate of Saint Mary’s, made the first cut in the first two rounds tied for 21st. He later finished the final rounds with a score of 71 and tied at 31st. 

“Overall I was really content with how I played in my first U.S. Open,” Wu told NBC5. “Playing against the best players in the world, and beat a lot of pros that I grew up watching was a good feeling.”

Wu played collegiate golf at Northwestern University just outside of Chicago. He made tough shots on a course that he says is difficult for every golfer. However, Wu says he was able to stay in the zone mentally.

“It was definitely a really hard test, but I enjoyed it,” Wu said. “My game is almost a little more suited for tougher courses, just cause it takes a lot more mental strength. When you’re playing tougher courses you just got to battle a little more because it’s not easy.”

Wu is currently playing on the Korn Ferry Tour which is a development league just below the Professional Golfers’ Association. 

He currently has six events left in the season, but only the top 25 golfers qualify for a PGA tour card. Wu is about four spots back but believes he’ll make it.

“I know next time I’m out there, I’ll be even better prepared,” Wu said. “Experiences like [U.S. Open] will only help me moving forward.” 

Wu’s next event is in Portland, Maine this Thursday through Saturday.

His profile can be found here: Dylan Wu

Anthony Carter is a reporter for NBC5 News. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2019. Anthony started his career as a print journalist, covering New York sports and the NBA Draft. He then started his own sports podcast and website covering the Arena Football League. Anthony moved to the Rogue Valley in 2019 as a news producer before joining the NBC5 News family. Anthony likes to workout at the gym, play basketball, and root for his Atlanta Hawks and New York Jets. Want to connect with Anthony? send him an email: [email protected]
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