Men's Golf

Garrett Chaussard
Garrett Chaussard


Millbrae, Calif.

High School:
Junipero Serra



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One of the most experienced golfers in school history, he has competed in every tournament of his Illini career, a streak of 43 consecutive events entering the 2005 spring season ... Currently owns the third lowest career stroke average in school history at 74.08.

Fall 2004: Led the Illini during the fall with a stroke average of 72.0 ... Illinois' top finisher in all five tournaments ... Medalist at the Northern Intercollegiate, shooting a 5-under par score of 211 to win the first tournament of his career ... Recorded four Top-10 finishes ... Low score of the fall was a 4-under par 68 during the first round of the Northern Intercollegiate ... Shot tournament scores of 211 at both the Northern Intercollegiate and the Alister MacKenzie Invitational ... 50 percent of his rounds during the fall were even or below par, with three rounds under par and four even-par rounds.

2003-04: Competed in all 12 tournaments for the Illini ... Ranked third on the team with a stroke average of 74.75 ... Five Top-20 finishes on the season ... Best finish of the year came at the Duke Golf Classic, where he tied for eighth place ... Shot a season-low round of 2-under par 69 during the final round of the Big Ten Championships ... Season-low 54-hole score also came at the Big Ten Championships, where he carded a 216 ... Tallied three rounds under par and four even-par rounds during the year ... Earned third Varsity "I" award ... In the summer following his junior season, Chaussard finished fifth at the Illinois State Amateur, held at Stone Creek ... Shot 2-under par to win a qualifier at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Ill. to qualify for the 2004 U.S. Amateur ... Paired with Chris Fisher to win the Kalamazoo Country Club's Best Ball Invitational.

2002-03: Competed in all 13 tournaments for the Illini, ranking fourth on the team with a stroke average of 74.6 ... Recorded a pair of Top-10 finishes during the spring, tying for sixth place at the Marshall Invitational and placing seventh at the Big Ten Championships ... Shot two season-low rounds during the Big Ten Championships, carding 2-under par 69s in the first and third rounds ... Season-low 54-hole score of 214 came at the Marshall Invitational ... Six Top-25 finishes on the season ... Recorded five rounds under par and nine even-par rounds during the year ... Earned second Varsity "I" award.

2001-02: Competed in all 13 tournaments for the Illini as a freshman ... Third on the team with a stroke average of 73.67, ranking as the seventh-lowest single-season stroke average in school history ... Recorded four Top 10 finishes on the season, highlighted by a career-high runner-up finish at the Bruce Fossum/Taylor Made Invitational at 1-over par ... Shot a career-low score of 207 at the Henry Griffitts/Baylor Invitational, which ties the third-lowest 54-hole score in school history ... Tied the University Ridge GC record in his first collegiate round of golf at the Badger Invitational, shooting a 5-under par 67 ... Tied his career-low score with a 67 in the final round of the Baylor Invitational ... Illinois' top finisher in three tournaments ... Carded six rounds under par and three even-par rounds on the season ... Earned first Varsity "I" award.

High School: Earned four letters at Junipero Serra High School ... Won five tournaments during his junior and senior years of high school, including the West Catholic League Championship ... Named all-league three years and was the league MVP in 2000 ... High School All-American ... Quarterfinalist at the 2000 U.S. Junior Amateur.

Personal: Born June 27, 1983 ... Son of Ronn and Sandra Chaussard ... Majoring in finance ... Lists baseball as his favorite sport other than golf ... 2001 Army Reserve Scholar Athlete award winner ... Chose Illinois "because of the great balance of academics and athletics."

Chaussard's Career Statistics

Year        Rounds   Shots     Avg.      Low 18       Low 54
2001-02       39     2,873    73.67    67 (twice)      207
2002-03       40     2,984     74.6    69 (twice)      214
2003-04       36     2,691    74.75       69           216
Fall 2004     14     1,008     72.0       68        211 (twice)
Total        129     9,556    74.08    67 (twice)      207