William Leaf
William  Leaf


Winona, Minn.

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2016-17 • SENIOR SEASON:
Averaged 75.94 strokes per round in six tournaments. Fall 2016: Recorded best fall round at the Gopher Invitational with an even-par 71 • had 54-hole scores of 225 (+12) at Royal Oaks Intercollegiate and Ka’anapali Classic. Spring 2017: Had season-best tie for 37th at the Princeton Invitational • carded season-low 70 in the first round.

2015-16 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Had a 76.17 stroke average in two tournaments • named the Gophers’ 2002 National Championship Team Teammate of the Year. Fall 2015: Played as Individual at Gopher Invitational • had a 80.67 scoring average over three rounds • tied for 76th in only fall appearance. Spring 2016: Played in St. John's Invitational, finishing in a tie for ninth • posted a season-low round score of 69 in the second round of St. John's Invitational.

Held a 76.86 stroke average in three tournaments. Fall 2014: Played in the Gopher Invitational as an individual and had a score of 233 (+20) • low round was 75. Spring 2015: Competed in two spring tournaments with a 76.25 stroke average • carded a season-low 73 at the Puerto Rico Classic.

Played in three tournaments with a stroke average of 74.10 as a freshman.

Graduated from Winona Senior High School in 2013 • earned all-state honors three times • runner-up at the Minnesota Class 3A tournament as a senior • led the state with a 71.3 scoring average and ranked first in the state by the Coaches Association in 2013 • four-time Big 9 Conference Player of the Year and six-time all-conference performer • also a two-time all-conference basketball player who set a school record with 78 made 3-pointers in a season.

Tied for 19th at the 2012 Minnesota Open • 2011 Winona city and club champion • finished fourth at the 2010 Minnesota Junior PGA Championships.


Year Tournaments Rounds Strokes Average -Par Top-10 Finishes Low Round
2014-15 3 7 538 76.86 -- -- 73
2015-16 2 6 457 76.17 1 1 69
2016-17 6 18 1,367 75.94 1 -- 70
Total 11 31 2,362 76.19 2 1 69


Round 69 St. John's Invitational 4/24/16
Finish T9th St. John's Invitational 4/24-25/16
Score 215 St. John's Invitational 4/24-25/16
Tourn. Score to Par +1 St. John's Invitational 4/24-25/16


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