Pete Anderson ’92 Inducted 2010

Golf

Pete   Anderson

Pete Anderson was a standout performer for the Gustavus men's golf team during the Golden Era of Gustie golf in the early 1990s. In May of 1991, Anderson tied for first individually at the NCAA Championships with an impressive 72-hole total of 78-74-72-76—300, but was edged out in a playoff for medalist honors by Lee Palms of Emory University. Anderson's efforts sparked the Gusties to their second consecutive runner-up finish. A year later, Anderson would post a 31st place finish at the NCAA Championships to help the Gusties claim their third consecutive second place finish at the national tournament. He was also a member of two MIAC Championship teams posting second place individual finishes in both 1990 and 1991. In the spring of 1992, Anderson turned in two of the finest rounds in the program's history as he won the Mankato State Invitational by eight strokes with a 36-hole total of 69-65—134 (-8). Both scores still stand as the best 18-hole and 36-hole totals ever recorded by a Gustavus men's golfer. A two-time All-Conference and two-time All-America honoree, Anderson has recorded four of the lowest 18-hole rounds in the program's history.

After graduating in 1992 with a major in speech communications, Anderson accepted a position as the assistant golf professional at Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. After a couple of years at Spyglass, Anderson played golf professionally for the next eight years before moving to Minnesota in 2002 to begin a career in the mortgage banking business. He is currently a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in the Twin Cities metro area. Pete and his wife, Jill live in Chanhassen with their sons Jack and Will.