Rúnar Arnórsson
Rúnar  Arnórsson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

High School:
Flensborg

Experience:
3 Letters


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Minnesota’s 18-hole record-holder with a 62 • two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree • three-time Big Ten Championships competitor • selected co-captain for the 2017-18 season.

2016-17 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Played in 10 tournaments with a 73.70 stroke average and six under-par rounds • Academic All-Big Ten • GCAA Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar. Fall 2016: Averaged 73.80 strokes in five fall tournaments • tied for 26th at the Inverness Intercollegiate with a season-best, even-par score of 213 • carded a season-best 64 at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational. Spring 2017: Averaged 73.60 strokes in five spring tournaments, with five of his overall six under-par rounds • went 3-1 at the Big Ten Match Play • tied for 19th at the Princeton Invitational with a score of 291 (+2) • tied for 44th at the Big Ten Championships (223) and shot a 67 in the second round.

2015-16 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Played in 10 tournaments with a 75.03 stroke average • took individual title and set Minnesota 18-hole record (62) at Barona Collegiate Cup • Academic All-Big Ten. Fall 2015: Had a 76.13 scoring average over eight rounds • low round score was 72 • finished fifth in the Husky Individual. Spring 2016: Held a 74.62 stroke average in 21 rounds • played in all eight spring events • had a 9-under tournament score of 207 at Barona Collegiate Cup • shot a 62 in the first round of Barona Collegiate Cup, breaking the program record for low round score • won all four matches at Big Ten Match Play event • tied for 36th at Big Ten Championships (+9).

2014-15 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
In 11 tournaments, held a 74.78 stroke average. Fall 2014: Had a 75.60 scoring average over 15 rounds • had one under-par round (70) at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational • top finish was a tie for 37th at the Gopher Invitational, where he played as an individual. Spring 2015: Competed in six spring tournaments with a 74.06 stroke average • finished 36th at the Big Ten Championships (+14) • shot a season-low 69 at The Goodwin • the Gophers' top finisher at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, tying for 28th.

PREVIOUS:
Placed second at the 2013 Icelandic Match Play Championship • finished the 2013 season as the top-ranked golfer on the Icelandic Elite Tour • season-low round in 2013 was a 7-under 64 • second at the 2012 Icelandic Championship • represented Team Iceland at the 2012 Eisenhower Trophy in Turkey.

PERSONAL:
Son of Arnor Skulason and Margrjet Thordardottir.

CAREER STATS

Year Tournaments Rounds Strokes Average -Par Top-10 Finishes Low Round
2014-15 11 32 2,393 74.78 2 -- 69
2015-16 10 29 2,176 75.03 4 2 62
2016-2017 10 30 2,211 73.70 6 -- 64
Total 31 91 6,780 74.51 12 2 62

CAREER BESTS

Round 62 Borona Collegiate Cup 3/21/16
Finish 1st Barona Collegiate Cup 3/21-22/16
54-Hole Score 207 Barona Collegiate Cup 3/21-22/16
Tourn. Score to Par -9 Barona Collegiate Cup 3/21-22/16

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