Golf Coach Nick Dilio Wins Fourth-Straight Dutchess County Amateur
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Saint Peter's men's golf head coach Nick Dilio won his fourth consecutive Dutchess County Amateur on Sunday, August 5 at McCann Memorial Golf Course in Poughkeepsie, NY. The tournament ran from August 3-5. Saint Peter's junior Stanley Garrant and sophomore Jeffrey Peters also competed. Overall, Dilio shot an 8-under-par 208, four strokes better than he finished last year. He became the only player to win four consecutive amateurs, and he's won the tournament five of the last six years. Dilio is now the second player to win the amateur at least five times. Bruce Aubin has the most tournament wins with six. Dilio and Garrant were grouped together in the first round. Peters shot a 225 to finish 10th and Garrant was 19th with a 229. About Coach Dilio Nick Dilio enters his third year as men's golf head coach at Saint Peter's in 2018-19. In his second season at the helm of the Peacocks, Dilio coached two players who earned All-MAAC team honors by way of top-10 finishes at the MAAC Championship (Mike Winter, Jeffrey Peters). His squad finished no worse than top-five in every regular season tournament, claiming five top-three finishes in total. Dilio also coached two individual champions during the regular season (Peters, David Powers), and he produced one MAAC Golfer of the week (Powers) and one MAAC Golfer of the Month (Peters) during the 2017-18 campaign. During Dilio's first season, he guided Saint Peter's to a MAAC championship, a NCAA Regional appearance for the third time in the programs history, and he was named MAAC Coach of the Year. Dilio became the second Saint Peter's head coach to ever win Coach of the Year honors, joining his former coach and three-time Coach of the Year winner Peter Falloon (2012, 2014, and 2015). Dilio also became the first person in MAAC history to win both the McLeod Trophy (MVP) as a player and the Coach of the Year trophy as a head coach. Under his guidance, the Peacocks also produced the MAAC individual champion and McLeod Trophy winner.
Dilio finished his collegiate career with the Peacocks by claiming the 2016 MAAC individual title. In the process, he participated in NCAA Regional action for the third consecutive year making him a three-time NCAA qualifier. He also finished as the MAAC runner-up as a junior and registered four top-15 – and three top-10 – showings at the MAAC Championships. He also competed in the summer of 2016 at the prestigious Porter Cup, which ranks as one of the top amateur tournaments in the world. Through the years, the Porter Cup hosted many of the greats of the game, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love, David Duval, Ben Crenshaw, and Hal Sutton among others.