William Leaf
William  Leaf

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Winona, Minn.

High School:
Winona

Last College:
SIU-Edwardsville


2015-2016•JUNIOR SEASON:
Had a 76.17 stroke average in two tournaments 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.

2014-15 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
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.

AT SIU-EDWARDSVILLE:

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

HIGH SCHOOL:
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.

SUMMER/AMATEUR GOLF:
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
Total 5 13 995 76.54 1 1 69

Career Bests

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

MORE HEADLINES

Gopher Invite Volunteer Registration Open

5/10/2016

The Gophers are seeking volunteers for the Sept. 10-11 tournament, which will take place at two courses this year.

Smith, Leaf Advance in USGA Qualifier

5/9/2016

The Gophers' assistant coach of one their returning players have advanced down the path toward the U.S. Open.

2015-16 Quick Review

5/3/2016

Look back on the past season of Gopher men's golf with senior Jon DuToit and coaches John Carlson and Justin Smith.

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