Rúnar Arnórsson
Rúnar  Arnórsson


Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

High School:

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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.

2017-18 • SENIOR SEASON:
In summer prior to senior year, played for Iceland at the European Amateur Team Championship in Atzenbrugg, Austria • finished in a tie for 31st at the Gopher Invitational • appeared for the Gophers in Maui Jim Intercollegiate and Alister MacKenzie Invitational.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Son of Arnor Skulason and Margrjet Thordardottir.


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


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


Gophers Hit the Road to Face Houston

Gophers Hit the Road to Face Houston

2/22/2018 - M. Golf

The Minnesota men's golf team will face the University of Houston in a one-round matchup on Saturday.

Gophers Take Eighth in First Tournament

Gophers Take Eighth in First Tournament

2/10/2018 - M. Golf

Minnesota is defeated by Ohio State in the seventh place match on the second day of the tournament.

Gophers In Second After First Day of Match Play

Gophers In Second After First Day of Match Play

2/9/2018 - M. Golf

Minnesota goes undefeated on the first day of competition after facing Maryland and Iowa.

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