2012-13: Finished his freshman season as the Hatters' best player with a 74.6 overall scoring average ... Played in all 11 events during the year, competing in a total of 33 rounds ... Posted three top 10 finishes ... Best finish was fourth place at the Mission Inn Intercollegiate in October when he shot a five-over par 221 ... Finished within eight shots of par in eight of 11 events ... Best individual round was a three-under par 69 in the second round of the Wendy's Kiawah Classic ... Finished that event tied for 9th at five over par 218 and was named Atlantic Sun Conference Golfer of the Week for the effort ... Best finish in relation to par was a four-over 220 in the season-opening Golf Week Program Challenge in South Carolina ,,, Had four under par rounds during his first season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year letter winner in golf and a two year letter winner in basketball at Palm Harbor University HS ... Helped team to three District titles (2009-11), a pair of regional runner-up finishes (1008-09) and a pair of state finals (2008-09) ... Was a four-time first team All-PCAC selection ... Was named first team All-Pinellas County in 2011 by the Tampa Bay Times and second team in 2009-10 ... Was ranked among the top 500 junior players in the nation by the AJGA ... Captured the 2011 Florida State Junior Match Play Championship ... Finished fourth at the 2011 AJGA Northern Virginia Junior by recording birdies on four of the last five holes ... Captured the title at the Sam Parks Junior Invitational in 2008 and again in 2010 ... Was a member of the FSGA Junior Florida Cup North team in 2011 ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and was active as a volunteer with the First Tee Program.
PERSONAL: Full name is Dustin Gage Dingus ... Was born on February 18, 1994, in Tampa, Fla. ... Is the son of Pamela and Richard Dingus ... Has one brother, Spencer (14) ... Is an Integrative Health Science major.