Medford-born St. Mary’s graduate Dylan Wu is preparing for his PGA debut at the US Open on Thursday

Medford-born St. Mary's graduate Dylan Wu is preparing for his PGA debut at the US Open on Thursday

SAN DIEGO – Medford’s own Dylan Wu is preparing for his PGA debut at the US Open this Thursday.

Wu, 24, is currently on the Korn Ferry Tour. It is a primarily viable league directly under the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA). He qualified for the US Open after finishing second in a tournament in Maryland on June 7th.

“I’ve never played the US Open and yeah, I’m really excited,” Wu told NBC5. “Last year I had the chance to qualify for the US Open and I just missed it. So that was a little relief. ”

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Wu graduated from St. Mary’s University in 2014 before graduating from Northwestern University near Chicago. He was named All-American three times during his college career.

Wu’s father introduced him to the sport as a child. The first golf tournament Wu has ever seen was the US Open at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego.

Now, 12 years later, he will be the focus there.

“To play in a tournament with the best players in the world is always an honor.” said Wu.

Wu is supposed to tee off at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. The tournament will be broadcast live on NBC.

Anthony Carter is a reporter for NBC5 News. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2019. Anthony began his career as a print journalist covering New York sports and the NBA Draft. Then he launched his own sports podcast and website that covered the Arena Football League. Anthony moved to Rogue Valley as a news producer in 2019 before joining the NBC5 News family. Anthony enjoys working out in the gym, playing basketball, and loves his Atlanta Hawks and New York Jets. Would you like to get in touch with Anthony? send him an email: [email protected]

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