Men's Golf

Geoff Lound
Geoff Lound


Castle Hill, N.S.W., Australia

High School:
Castle Hill



2002-03: Ranked third on the team with a 74.28 stroke average ??Shot a season-low round of 68 during the first round of the Nestle Purina Classic ??Carded a career-low 54-hole score of 208 at the Purina Classic to tie for sixth place, his highest finish of the season ??Also tallied a Top-10 finish at the Badger Invitational, tying for seventh ??Seven Top-25 finishes on the season ??Finished Illinois career ranked third in school history with a career stroke average of 74.20.

2001-02: All-Big Ten selection for the second straight year ? Academic All-Big Ten selection ? Finished second on the team with a stroke average of 72.64, ranking as the fifth-lowest single-season stroke average in school history ? Co-medalist of The Tillinghast (with teammate James Lepp), finishing 2-under par to claim the first individual title of his collegiate career ? Shot season-low round of 67 three times, at The Tillinghast, the Henry Griffitts/Baylor Invitational and the Marshall Invitational ? Tallied five Top 10 finishes and 11 Top 25 finishes individually in 13 tournaments on the year ? Illinois? top finisher in five tournaments ? Tied for runner-up at the Marshall Invitational ? Shot a season-low 54-hole score of 211 at the Henry Griffitts/Baylor Invite ?Recorded 11 rounds under par and four even-par rounds in 39 rounds of golf on the season ? Earned third Varsity ?I? award ? Following the season, Lound placed fifth at the Monroe Invitational in Rochester, N.Y. ? Qualified for the U.S. Amateur ? Also qualified for the U.S. Public Links, advancing to match-play.

2000-01: Earned All-Big Ten honors by finishing 11th individually at the Big Ten Championship with a one-under par score of 287 ? Recorded six Top 20 finishes, three of which he placed in the Top 10 ? Had six rounds under par and three even-par rounds on the year ? Shot a career-low round of 66 at the Marshall Invitational, tying the third-best score in Illinois history ? Season?s best finish was a tie for fifth place at the El Diablo Intercollegiate ? Led the Illini with a 74.4 stroke average ? Earned second Varsity ?I? award.

1999-2000: The only player on the squad to participate in all 12 tournaments during the year ? Recorded four rounds under par and one even par round on the season ? His low round of the year, a 4-under par 68, came in just the second round of his collegiate golf career, at the Falcon-Cross Creek Invitational ? Had four Top 20 finishes, highlighted by a second place finish at the Marshall Invitational ? Led the Illini with a season stroke average of 75.6 ? Earned first Varsity ?I? award.

High School: 1996 and 1997 Sydney West Match Play winner ? Three-year member of the Sydney West team ? Member of the Sydney West state champions in 1997 ? Member of the New South Wales state team in 1997 and 1998.

Personal: Born April 24, 1980 ? Son of Peter and Margaret Lound ? Majoring in sports management ? Biggest thrill in sports is watching the Australia Cricket team play live ? Hobbies include writing and listening to music ? Lists his father as the person who most influenced his athletic career because, ?He introduced me to many sports at a young age.? ? Favorite golfer is Greg Norman because, ?He is a great athlete with amazing talent.?

Lound?s Career Statistics

Year       Rounds    Strokes    Average    Low 18          Low 54
1999-00      36       2,723      75.64      68              217
2000-01      34       2,529      74.38      66              212
2001-02      39       2,833      72.64      67 (3 times)    211
2002-03      40       2,971      74.28      68              208
Total        149      11,056     74.20      66              208