Player: Gavin Aurilia
University: University of Southern California
Graduation Year: 2025
Area of Study: Communications
• Started nine times as a 2021-22 freshman, finishing fourth on the team in stroke average (74.04) and had eight rounds of par or better.
• Posted a season-best tie for 29th at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate at 1-under 215 (70-73-72), his best result in relation to par as well.
• Tied for 34th in his debut event at the Marquette Intercollegiate, also at 1-under 215 (75-69-71), his second round a career-best effort.
• Earned low amateur honors at the 2022 Arizona Open at 8-under.
• Competed in the 2022 U.S. Amateur for the first time, but did not make the cut. He secured his berth by tying for second at the Sewailo Golf Club site at 9-under 135.
• Graduated from Arcadia (Ariz.) High where he won the 2019 Division II state championship at 6-under 140 while leading his squad to a third-place state finish as the No. 2-ranked player in the state.
• Also tied for fifth as a senior at the 2020 state championship, leading Arcadia to second, and was fourth at the 2018 state tournament.
• Aurilia put together a dominating win at the 2021 IMG Junior World Championship in the 15-18 division, posting a 4-stroke victory at Torrey Pines with a 3-under 281 (72-71-66-72), taking control of the tournament with a 5-under third round.
• Aurilia won his first AJGA title in 2020, capturing the AJGA Junior Pronghorn in August en route to a 12-stroke win. He won the Dobson Classic while playing for Arcadia in 2019 at 9-under 135.
• His 2018 season saw a pair of second-place finishes at the AJGA Junior at Lake Merced and at the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior, earning 2018 ACDS Junior All-Star team honors that year.
• Aurilia is a communication major. He is the son of longtime Major League Baseball player Rich Aurilia while his mom, Raquel, is a singer/songwriter. His older brother Chaz is a member of Arizona's men's golf team.
CAREER NOTES (As of May 2022)
Lowest 54-Hole Score: 1-under 215 (twice)
Lowest Round: 69 (2021 Marquette Intercollegiate)
Highest Finish: 29th tie (Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate)
Top 10s: 0
Rounds in the 60s: 1