Men's Golf

Joe Affrunti
Joe Affrunti


Crystal Lake, Ill.

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2003-04: First-Team All-Big Ten selection ...Named to Big Ten All-Championship Team after tying for runner-up at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 3-under par (210) ...Led the team with a stroke average of 73.09 ...No. 46-ranked golfer in the nation by Sagarin/Golfweek ratings ... Recorded seven Top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments on the season ...Four of those Top-10s were Top-5 finishes ... 13 of his 33 rounds were below or even par with five rounds in the 60s ... Carded a career-low round of 6-under par 66 in the second round of the Windon Memorial Classic ...Shot a career-best 54-hole tournament score of 7-under par 206 en route to runner-up honors at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational ... Illinois' top finisher in six tournaments ...Earned first Varsity "I" award.

2002-03: Sat out the year as a redshirt after transferring to Illinois from Minnesota.

At Minnesota: Played in 16 tournaments during his three years at Minnesota, finishing with a stroke average of 75.11 in 46 rounds of golf ... Competed in five tournaments as a freshman, with a season-high finish of third individually at the Pepperdine Intercollegiate ... Shot the lowest round of his Minnesota tenure as a freshman, a 68 during the second round of the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate ... Fourth on the team as a sophomore with a stroke average of 74.69 in nine tournaments ... Finished 14th at the 2001 Big Ten Championships during his sophomore season, shooting a season-low round of 70 during the second round of Big Tens ... Tallied a stroke average of 75.4 in two tournaments as a junior ... 2000 and 2001 Chicago District Golf Association Amateur champion ... Runner-up in the 2000 Illinois State Amateur ... Course record holder at Bull Valley with a 66.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in golf, earning team MVP honors all four years ... Three-time All-State selection, finishing second at the IHSA Class AA state tournament as a senior, 13th as a junior and fifth as a sophomore ... AJGA All-American ... Also earned two varsity letters in hockey as a junior and senior.

Personal: Born Aug. 1, 1981 ... Son of Peter and Fran Affrunti ... Majoring in speech communication ... Enjoys playing hockey and fishing ... Lists biggest thrill in sports as being at the final game to watch Minnesota win the 2002 NCAA Hockey Championship.

Affrunti's Career Statistics

Year      Rounds    Shots     Avg.    Low 18
1999-00     15      1,136    75.73      68
2000-01     26      1,942    74.69      70
2001-02     5        377     75.4       70
2003-04     33      2,412    73.09      66
Total       79      5,867    74.27      66