Jon Lindquist ’92 Inducted 2009
The most decorated golfer in the history of the Gustavus men's golf program, Jon Lindquist was a four-time All-Conference, four-time All-Region, and four-time All-America selection from 1988 to 1992. In his senior season, Lindquist became the first Gustavus golfer to win the NCAA Division III Individual Championship shooting a course record 66 on the final day and setting a new NCAA record for 72-hole total at 283 (5-under par). He received the Arnold Palmer Award as the most outstanding player in Division III that same year. He never finished lower than second at the MIAC Championships winning the individual title in both 1990 and 1991. An outstanding student-athlete, Lindquist became the first Division III player to ever receive the Ben Hogan Award, which is presented to the nation's top scholar/golfer in all divisions of the NCAA (I, II, and III). He was also a four-time National Golf Coaches Association (GCAA) All-American Scholar and a two-time CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America selection.
A magna cum laude graduate in 1992, Lindquist majored in economics and finance. After graduation, he pursued his dream of becoming a touring golf professional and played on the mini-tours in Florida and the Dakotas for three years. In 1995, he accepted a PGA apprenticeship with former Gustavus golfer Greg Avant at Apache Creek Golf Course in Mesa, Arizona. After completing his apprenticeship, he became a certified PGA Teaching Professional and accepted a position as the Assistant Pro at Woodhill Country Club in Wayzata, Minnesota. After three years at Woodhill, Lindquist accepted a position with Seven Sigma, LLC, an investment advisory firm in Scottsdale, Arizon. He has worked as an investment advisor with Seven Sigma for the past 10 years. Jon lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.