2018 MEN'S GOLF GUIDE

2018 MEN'S GOLF GUIDE
2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE




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                                                                                                    TABLE OF CONTENTS
         2018 Florida State
        University Men’s Golf
            Media Guide
 Table of Contents........................................... 2
 The Summer Run.........................................3-6
 This is FSU Golf.......................................... 7-10
 This is Florida State University...............11
 Seminole Golf Course.................................12
 Area Golf Courses.........................................13
 Noles in the Pros.................................... 14-19

 2017-18 Outlook
 2017-18 Quick Facts................................... 20
 2018 Season Outlook.................................21
 2018 Roster.................................................... 22
 Seminoles Around the World.................. 23

 Student-Athletes
 2017-18 Seminoles............................... 24-32
 Harry Ellis......................................................... 24
 Bennett Baker............................................... 25
 Corey Carlson................................................ 26
 Jonathan Keppler..........................................27
 Jake Carter........................................................ 28
 Jamie Li............................................................... 29
 Greyson Porter..................................................................30
 John Pak..................................................................................31
 Parker Reddig....................................................................32

 Coaching Staff
 Head Coach Trey Jones...................... 33-34
 Assistant Coach Robert Duck............... 35
 Women’s Head Coach Amy Bond..........36
 Director of Operations Jennifer Santiago..........37
 Men’s Golf Support Staff .........................37
 University and Athletic Administration......38

 2016-17 Review
 2017 Season in Review..............................39
 2016-17 Season Statistics......................40
 2016-17 Tournament Results .................41

 History of the Program
 Championship History............................... 42
 Coaching History.......................................... 43
 All-Americans/Hall of Fame..................... 44
 All-Time Letterwinners.............................. 45
 Year-By-Year Results...........................46-49

 Media Information...................................... 50


                                              CREDITS
  The 2018 Florida State Men’s Golf Media Guide is a publication of the FSU Sports Information Office.
  Written and edited by Steve Stone. Page template designed by Stone, while the cover page and back
  page is designed by Jordan Simison. Page layout by Stone. Featured photographers: Ryals Lee, Don
  Juan Moore, Mike Olivella, Ross Obley, Todd Drexler, Tim Cowie, Jeff Romance, Jeff Tuttle, Michael
  Wade, The PGA, USA Today Sports Images, Linwood Ferguson Captive, Ricky Bassman, Andrew
  Salinero and Nike Golf.

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                                                                                         THE SUMMER RUN




                                      The Summer of Harry
sAn epic comeback by Florida State redshirt senior Harry Ellis allowed him to win the British Amateur in sudden death
on June 24, 2017. Ellis’ match-play win over Australia’s Dylan Perry earned him exemptions to the 2017 Open Champion-
ship, the 2018 Masters and the 2018 U.S. Open.
sEllis also competed at the Arnold Palmer Cup for Team Europe, and took part in the Walker Cup held at the Los Angeles
Country Club on Sept. 9-10, 2017.
sThe native of England soaked in the special opportunity to compete at The Open Championship held at Royal Birkdale.


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                                                                                            THE SUMMER RUN




                 Koepka and Berger Nab Presidents Cup Win
sFormer Florida State golf teammates Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger contributed to the United States’ win at the
2017 Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., from Sept. 28-Oct. 1.
sBerger finished 2-1 in helping the U.S. to a 19-11 overall win. Berger’s two wins included an afternoon four-ball win with
Justin Thomas and a singles win against Kim Si-woo.
sKoepka also finished with two points in the U.S. victory. He won both his four-ball matches with Dustin Johnson on
Friday and Saturday.

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                                            This Was MAJOR
sSeminole Alum Brooks Koepka broke into the professional golf spotlight by winning the 2017 U.S. Open held at Erin
Hills.
sKoepka shot 16-under for what is tied for the lowest score ever vs. par at a U.S. Open. His impressive score is only
matched by Rory McIlroy’s signature 16-under performance at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., in 2011.
sThe native of West Palm Beach becomes the fourth Seminole to win a golf major and the first since current analyst
Paul Azinger won the 1993 PGA Championship.

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                      The Golden Bear with the Golden Plan
sJack Nicklaus and his son, Jack Nicklaus II, are teaming up to redesign and revamp the Don Veller Seminole Golf
Course.
sThe goal is to turn the 18-hole course, first established in 1962, into a venue that appeals to both championship
events and casual golfers alike.
s“What we found today was a nice golf course,” said Nicklaus, who wore a garnet FSU cap with grandson Nick O’Leary’s
jersey No. 35 embroidered on the side. “But I want to get a better golf course.”

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                                                                                           THIS IS FSU GOLF


           BEYOND THE TIPS




     Head Coach Trey Jones Continues SiriusXM Radio Show
sFlorida State head coach Trey Jones co-hosts a new SiriusXM radio show called Beyond The Tips. The show made its
debut on Nov. 2, 2016, on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.
sJones joins co-host Jeff Cameron for the one-hour show that covers NCAA golf from the perspective of one of the best
coaches on the collegiate level.
sJones and Cameron discuss the country’s standout college teams and individual competitors and share their thoughts
on the development of players through high school and college and what it takes to make it in the professional ranks.
sSiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein said: “Trey is one of the foremost coaches in college golf
and his teams consistently succeed both athletically and academically. He’s a wonderful mentor to the young people
who play for him and he brings a terrific perspective on what it takes to succeed on the developmental and collegiate
levels of the game and beyond. We’re excited to have him share that insight with our audience each week.”

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                 RYDING HIGH




                        Brooks Koepka’s Ryder Cup Success
                        sPGA TOUR golfer and Florida State Alum Brooks Koepka
                        was a huge part of the United States Ryder Cup Team’s
                        17-11 victory over Europe on Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016.
                        sIn his Ryder Cup debut, Koepka dominated the competi-
                        tion with a 3-1 overall record, including a 5&4 Sunday
                        singles win over Masters champion Danny Willett to help
                        secure the victory.
                        sHis three points collected for the USA tied him for the
                        second-best on the team. He also teamed with Brandt
                        Snedeker to win a pair of four-ball and foursome matches.

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 TOP OF ITS GAME



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      Florida State’s six consecutive trips



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                                                                      In each of the last 11 seasons, Florida State
      to the NCAA Championship is the lon-                            has garnered multiple all-conference selec-
      gest active streak in the ACC and tied                          tions. Last season, Cristobal Del Solar and
      for the fifth longest nationally.                               Harry Ellis were each named to the All-ACC
                                                                      Team.




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                 Over the last 6 1/2 years, Florida State
                                                                                                           mainstays in an NCAA



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                 has finished in the Top 5 of tourna-                             The Seminoles have been
                                                                                                             ng a No. 4 seed at last
                 ments nearly 70 percent of the time                              Regional since 2006, earni
                                                                                                           Regional. That is 12
                 (63 of its last 90 tournaments played).                           year’s NCAA Sammamish
                                                                                                              the NCAA postseason.
                                                                                   straight years of reaching




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      Florida State Golf is rich with
                                      history.
      Last season, FSU made its 25



                                                                577
                                      th NCAA                             The 2016-17 Seminoles are coming
     Championship appearance.
                                      Its first                           off a season where they totaled 577
     trip came in 1956.
                                                                          birdies, the second-most in a season in
                                                                          program history.

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         LEAVING A LEGACY

      STARTING THEM YOUNG
When it comes to getting as much as
you can out of your freshmen, no one             WHEN THE STAKES ARE HIGHEST
has proven to do it better in the ACC            In four of the last eight seasons, Florida
than Florida State. In two of the last five      State Men’s Golf has finished in the Top
seasons, an FSU Men’s Golfer has been            11 of the NCAA Division I Championship.
named the ACC Freshman of the Year.              Included in the high finish are two sea-
They include Hank Lebioda (2013) and             sons where FSU finished in the Top eight,
Jack Maguire (2014).                             including the 2010 NCAA Championship
                                                 where the Seminoles finished third
                                                 nationally.




                                              ACC CHAMPIONS
                                    Current PGA Tour player Jonas Blixt
                                    (right) and former Seminole legend Matt                      KOEPKA EMERGES
                                    Savage (left) helped Florida State Men’s           One of the best young golfers on the
                                    Golf to an ACC title in 2008. Florida State        PGA Tour, Brooks Koepka accelerated his
                                    held off Duke by three strokes, closing            game while being a two-time ACC Player
                                    the final round with a 280 to finish with          of the Year at Florida State. In 2010 and
                                    an aggregate score of 838 overall.                 2012, the native of West Palm Beach,
                                                                                       Fla., earned top individual honors in the
                                                                                       conference.


                                                                        ALL-AMERICA RUN
                                                              Seminole Men’s Golf has enjoyed a healthy
                                                              run of All-Americans, especially over the last
                                                              six seasons which has coincided with the
                                                              program’s successful stretch. Since 2012,
                                                              FSU has had at least one All-American in each
                                                              season, including 2015 PGA Tour Rookie of the
                                                              Year Daniel Berger (shown in 2013).

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                                                                                                       THIS IS FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Florida State University is an elite, research-intensive, public institution and one of just two preeminent universities in Florida. Located in Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city, the university affords
students and faculty opportunities for interaction with state and federal agencies for internships, research and part-time employment, as well as numerous social, cultural and recreational
activities.

BEGINNINGS
Florida State was established as the Seminary West of the Suwannee by an act of the Florida Legislature in 1851. The institution first offered instruction at the postsecondary level in 1857 and is
the longest continuous site of higher education in Florida. In 1905, the Buckman Act reorganized higher education in the state and designated the Tallahassee school as the Florida Female College.
In 1909, it was renamed Florida State College for Women. In 1947, the school returned to coeducational status, and the name was changed to Florida State University.

41,000 & COUNTING
In 1946, there were 2,583 students enrolled. In 2016, enrollment stood at 41,867. Of that number, 78 percent were undergraduates, 19 percent were graduate students and 3 percent were
unclassified; 81.4 percent were in-state students; 93.6 percent were from the United States; students hailed from all 50 states and the District of Columbia; 18 states contributed 100 or more
students each; 18 foreign countries contributed 30 or more students each; 55.5 percent were female and 44.5 percent were male; 31.9 percent were minorities and 5.8 percent were international
students.

LAY OF THE LAND
The university’s main campus encompasses 476 acres in Tallahassee, Leon County; the Panama City Campus has 25.6 acres in Panama City, Bay County. The university owns a total of 1,650.01 acres
in Leon, Bay, Collier, Franklin, Sarasota and Gadsden counties. In addition, sites are leased in various counties in Florida and other locations overseas.

WEALTH OF OPPORTUNITY
With 16 colleges and The Graduate School, students may take courses of study leading to a baccalaureate degree in 223 fields in 115 degree programs, to a master’s or advanced master’s degree
in 128 degree programs in 283 fields, to a specialist degree in 26 degree programs, to a doctoral degree in 81 degree programs, as well as to a professional degree in three degree programs. The
academic divisions are the Colleges of Applied Studies; Arts and Sciences; Business; Communication and Information; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education; Engineering; Fine Arts; Human
Sciences; Law; Medicine; Motion Picture Arts; Music; Nursing; Social Sciences and Public Policy; Social Work; and The Graduate School.

OPERATING BUDGET (2016-2017)
$1.6 billion

DEGREES AWARDED (2015-2016)
Bachelor’s 8,626…Master’s 2,064…Specialist 53…Doctorate 406…Juris Doctorate 190…Medical Doctorate 120…Total 11,459.




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                                              SEMINOLE GOLF COURSE




•18 Hole
•Public Golf course
•Par 73
•7,147 yards
•76.2 course rating
•129 slope
•Built: 1962 /
 Redesigned 2004
•Architect: Bill Amick    The Dave Middleton Golf Complex and the Don Veller Seminole Golf
•Greens: TifEagle         Course are home to the PGA Golf Management Program, which
•Fairways: Bermuda        is one of only a few programs in the country accredited by the
•Season: Open All Year    Professional Golfer’s Association of America. A 27,000-square-foot
                          clubhouse, the Dave Middleton Golf Complex boasts private Wi-Fi
                          classrooms, study and teaching labs, an internship library, a fully
                          equipped club repair room, a pro shop, locker rooms and the Ren-
                          egade Grill. The $7 million facility is a two-building complex, which
                          also includes a multi-directional driving range, a video analysis
                          instructional center with hitting bays for inclement weather, chip-
                          ping and putting greens, as well as locker rooms, a team lounge,
                          auditorium and fitness facility.

                          The golf course was renovated in 2004 with the reconstruction
                          of all 18 greens, complexes, tee boxes and the state-of-the-art
                          TiffEagle Turf was installed on all the putting surfaces. Each year
                          the facility hosts more than 60,000 rounds of golf. The golf course
                          was recently recognized as one of the top 10 golf courses in the
                          country by the National Golf Foundation for customer loyalty and
                          satisfaction.

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                                                          AREA GOLF COURSES




    Southwood Golf Club                         Golden Eagle Country Club
      Tallahassee, Fla.                              Tallahassee, Fla.




Killearn Country Club and Inn                    Capital City Country Club
       Tallahassee, Fla.                             Tallahassee, Fla.
             Camp Creek Golf Club
             Panama City Beach, Fla.
                                    Shark’s Tooth Golf Club
                                           Lake Powell, Fla.




      St. James Bay Golf Resort
                 Carrabelle, Fla.

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                                                   NOLES IN THE PROS




          BROOKS KOEPKA
             2017 Season                        Career
sBest Finish: 1st (U.S. Open)    sBest Finish: 1st (2016 Waste Manage-
                                 ment Phoenix Open; 2017 U.S. Open)
s2017 Money: $5,612,397
                                 sCareer Money: $14,244,422
sTop 10 Finishes: 7
                                 sTop 10 Finishes: 25
sFedEx Cup Finish: 7th
                                 sHighest Major Finish: 1st (2017 U.S.
sTop 25 Finishes: 13              Open)

                                 sTop 25 Finishes: 44

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            DANIEL BERGER
           2017 Season                                           Career
sBest Finish: 1st (FedEx St. Jude Classic)        sBest Finish: 1st (2016 FedEx St. Jude
                                                  Classic; 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic)
s2017 Money: $4,287,161
                                                  sCareer Money: $10,767,097
sTop 10 Finishes: 6
                                                  sTop 10 Finishes: 18
sFedEx Cup Finish: 16th
                                                  sHighest Major Finish: T10th at 2016
sTop 25 Finishes: 10                              Masters

                                                  sTop 25 Finishes: 36

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                  JONAS BLIXT
             2017 Season                                       Career
sBest Finish: 1st (Zurich Classic of New Orleans) sBest Finish: 1st (2012 Frys.com Open;
                                                   2013 Greenbrier Classic; 2017 Zurich
s2017 Money: $1,408,288                           Classic of New Orleans)

sTop 10 Finishes: 1                            sCareer Money: $8,899,987

sFedEx Cup Finish: 82nd                        sTop 10 Finishes: 12

sTop 25 Finishes: 4                            sHighest Major Finish: T2nd at 2014
                                                Masters

                                               sTop 25 Finishes: 32
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        GEORGE MCNEILL
          2017 Season                                       Career
sBest Finish: T50th (Sanderson Farms)        sBest Finish: 1st (2007 Frys.com Open;
                                              2012 Puerto Rico Open)
s2017 Money: $9,984
                                             sCareer Money: $11,631,772
sTop 10 Finishes: 0
                                             sTop 10 Finishes: 19
sFedEx Cup Finish: 239th
                                             sHighest Major Finish: T62nd at 2012 PGA
sTop 25 Finishes: 0                           Championship

                                             sTop 25 Finishes: 58

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         LEGACY OF FSU GOLF
                                                                                                        Nolan Henke-
                                                                                                        3 PGA Tour
                                                                                                        Titles




                                                           Brian Kamm -
                                                           1992 Ben
                                                           Hogan Panama
                                                           City Beach
                                                           Classic
                                                           Champion




                                                                                                 Kenny Knox -
                                                                                                 3 PGA Tour Victories

Drew Kittleson
                                                                       Bob Duval -
                                                                       1999 Emerald
                                                                       Coast Classic

                     The Legacy of Florida State Golf
sOne of five Universities to boast four Major Winners as Alumni, joining Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Houston and Texas.
sHas totaled 64 wins on professional golf tours, including 53 on the PGA Tour and 11 on the Champions Tour.
sHome of three Ryder Cup participants (Brooks Koepka, Paul Azinger and Hubert Green) as well as one Ryder Cup
Captain (Azinger).
sHome of the 2015 PGA Rookie of the Year in Daniel Berger and 2017 U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka.
sBoasts one Walker Cup captain in Downing Grey as well as three Walker Cup Participants (Grey, Jeremy Robinson, Harry Ellis).
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Paul Azinger
           Starting the PGA Tour in 1982, Paul Azinger had 12 wins including the 1993 PGA
Championship. After transferring from Brevard Community College, Azinger completed
his collegiate career at Florida State in 1981. While at Florida State, Azinger led the Semi-
nole golf team to its then-highest ranking ever and was named the Metro Conference
Champion and the Most Valuable Player in 1981. Azinger was named to the FSU Hall of
Fame in 1988.
           The Holyoke, Mass., native was a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup four times (1989,
1991, 1993, 2002) and captain of the 2008 team that won at Valhalla Golf Club in Louis-
ville, Ky. Throughout his career Azinger was passionate about playing in the Ryder Cup
and his hard work paid off as he and America’s top golfers returned the Ryder Cup to the
United States for the first time since 1999.
           Azinger got his first win in 1987 as he went on to win the Phoenix Open, Pana-
sonic Las Vegas Invitational and Canon Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open. In 1992
he won The Tour Championship and followed up with his best year in 1993. He won the
coveted PGA Championship along with the Memorial Tournament and New England Clas-
sic. After battling cancer, Azinger came back strong by winning the 2000 Sony Open
in Hawaii. He spent almost 300 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings
between 1988 and 1994.


Hubert Green
         Seminole golf legend Hubert Green, who won 23 events professionally, was
inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2007 and was honored at the Induction Cer-
emony on Nov. 12, 2007, at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.
         Green came to Florida State in 1965 and served as the captain of the golf team
in 1968. He led Florida State to a 10th place finish in the NCAA Championship in 1968
and guided the Seminoles to several impressive dual meet victories over many teams in
the Southeastern United States including Florida during his collegiate career. Green was
inducted in the Florida State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1977. He graduated from Florida
State and turned professional in 1969.
         Green is one of the most successful professional golfers in the history of the
sport. He won 19 events while playing on the PGA Tour including the U.S. Open Champion-
ship in 1977 and the PGA Championship in 1985. He played on the 1977, 1979 and 1985
U.S. Ryder Cup Teams and also won four events on the Champions Tour before retiring in
2009. His most recent championship came in 2002 at the Lightpath Long Island Classic,
winning in a playoff over Hale Irwin.



Jeff Sluman
         Born and raised in Rochester, N.Y., Jeff Sluman transferred to Florida State in
1978 and became one of the best golfers on the team until he graduated with a finance
degree in 1980. While on the PGA Tour, he won six titles including the 1988 PGA Champi-
onship. Named to the 1989 Florida State Hall of Fame Class, his time at Florida State was
well spent as he led the team to three tournament wins and the NCAA tournament.
         Before he arrived in Tallahassee, he won the 1978 New York State Amateur Tour-
nament. Playing on the PGA Tour from 1980-2009, he finished in the top ten 105 times.
His first tour victory happened to be the 1988 PGA Championship but he did not win
another tournament until the 1997 Tucson Chrysler Classic. He followed up with another
win at the 1998 Greater Milwaukee Open and the 1999 Sony Open in Hawaii. In 2001 he
won the B.C. Open and had his last PGA Victory with the 2002 Greater Milwaukee Open.
         Sluman still plays professional golf on the Champions Tour, recording eight Top
10 finishes in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. He’s had six wins since 2008 including the
2014 Big Cedar Lodge Legends Tournament, the 2013 Liberty Mutual Insurance Leg-
ends of Golf, the 2011 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, the 2009 and 2008
Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and the 2008 Bank of America Championship.


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                                                                2017-18 QUICK FACTS
      THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
President                                     John Thrasher
Location                                    Tallahassee, Fla.
Enrollment                                           41,867
Founded                                                1851
Symbol                                            Seminoles
Colors                                      Garnet and Gold
Conference                        Atlantic Coast Conference
Affiliation                                           NCAA
V.P./Director of Athletics    Stan Wilcox (Notre Dame ‘81)
Assoc. AD/Sport Oversight Bernie Waxman (Florida State ‘71)
SPORTS INFORMATION
Assistant AD/SID                           Elliott Finebloom
Men’s Golf SID                                   Steve Stone
Email                                       sstone@fsu.edu
Office Phone                                   850-644-4836
Cell Phone                                     850-363-0990
Athletics Website                            Seminoles.com
Twitter                                              @fsugolf
Facebook                        facebook.com/FSUMensGolf
Instagram                                            @fsugolf
Conference Website                                theacc.com
Conference Twitter                              @ACCMGolf
FSU MEN’S GOLF
Head Coach                                         Trey Jones
Alma Mater                                 North Alabama ‘91
Year at FSU                                     15th Season
Assistant Coach                    Robert Duck (7th season)
Alma Mater                                 Augusta State ‘01
 Facilities               Don A. Veller Seminole Golf Course
First Year of Golf                                     1948

2016-17 SEASON IN REVIEW
ACC Tournament Finish                                   4th
NCAA Regionals Finish                                   3rd
NCAA Tournament Finish                                 14th
Final Ranking                               15th (GolfWeek)
                                              13th(Golfstat)
Letterwinners Returned/Lost                             7/2
Newcomers                                                 3




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                                                                                     2018 SEASON OUTLOOK




                                    RETURNING ALL-AMERICAN HARRY ELLIS
The 2018 Florida State Men’s Golf season offers plenty of promise for a program that has ranked among the nation’s best
in recent years. A strong showing at the 2017 NCAA Championships as well as a productive fall brings about much opti-
mism for a program that returns familiar faces but also showcases some young talent.

Florida State’s 2018 squad is headlined by lone senior Harry Ellis, who became known not just across the collegiate golf
circuit but to much of the world this summer. The Englishman spent his summer winning the British Amateur to gain an
automatic exemption to the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Ellis also was selected to play in the Walker Cup
and the Arnold Palmer Cup. His amateur title also allows him to play at the 2018 Masters and U.S. Open.

Ellis’ turnaround at Florida State has been startling and inspiring. He continued his winnings way this past fall by earning a
co-championship at the Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills, the same course that was won by Seminole legend Brooks
Koepka at the 2017 U.S. Open. Ellis had a scoring average of 71.00 in the fall and is well on his way to another tremendous
year with the Garnet and Gold.

Veterans Bennett Baker and Corey Carlson, both juniors, also return. As a sophomore, Baker cut down his average score
vs. par exponentially and looks to keep his game humming this fall. The Tallahassee native will be gunning for a spot on the
All-ACC Team as he looks to take the next step in his game. Carlson’s experience is a plus-factor for the Noles as well, with
his even-par showing at last year’s NCAA Championships helping FSU reach the fourth day of competition.

FSU’s four-member sophomore class that includes Jonathan Keppler, Jake Carter, Greyson Porter and Jamie Li will be
counted on heavily. Li, another England native, shined in the fall by recording the third-lowest scoring average on the team
at 72.83 (+1). Keppler showed flashes of brillance at the opening Doc Gimmler in the fall, shooting 4-under to tie for third
in the tournament. Carter and Porter continue to improve their game as they make hot pursuit of being part of the team’s
starting five on a consistent basis.

Freshman John Pak broke out in a big way in the fall, posting three Top-10 finishes and leading FSU with a 70.50 scoring
average (-1). Pak proved he was one of the nation’s top freshmen to watch, displaying a game that looks as though it’s
already been through the rigors of collegiate golf. Minneapolis native Parker Reddig is eager to show the collegiate golf
world what he has in store and will look to get his first action in the spring.

FSU’s 15th-year head coach Trey Jones has put together another strong schedule in the spring. The Mobile Sports Author-
ity Intercollegiate at South Alabama (Feb. 12-13) begins the year, followed by an earlier-than-usual start to the Seminole
Intercollegiate (Feb. 24-25), which will be just two days and is held at Golden Eagle Country Club.

The Querencia Cabo Collegiate returns to the schedule once again (March 4-6), and is succeeded by the one-day South-
ern Intercollegiate at the University of Georgia (March 12). One of the nation’s best tournaments, the Valspar Collegiate
Invitational (March 18-20) is once again on the schedule, followed by the Gary Koch Invitational hosted by Kentucky (April
9-10).

This year’s ACC Championship is back at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C. (April 20-22). NCAA Regionals follow
on May 14-16, and the NCAA Championship will be hosted by Oklahoma State at Karsten Creek Golf Club from May 25-30.

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                                                                                  2018 ROSTER
NAME                 HT      YR      HOMETOWN                   LAST SCHOOL
Bennett Baker        6-2     JR      Tallahassee, Fla.          Chiles High School
Corey Carlson        5-7     JR      Green Cove Springs, Fla.   Clay High School
Jake Carter          5-11    SO      Aiken, S.C.                South Aiken High School
Harry Ellis          5-11    R-SR    Southampton, England       Wildern School
Jonathan Keppler     6-0     R-SO    Marietta, Ga.              Kennesaw Mountain High School
Jamie Li             5-11    SO      Bath, England              Millfield School
John Pak             5-10    FR      Scotch Plains, N.J.        Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School
Greyson Porter       5-6     SO      Clearwater, Fla.           Shorecrest Prep
Parker Reddig        6-1     FR      Minneapolis, Minn.         Shattuck-St. Mary’s

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Trey Jones (15th Season)
Assistant Coach: Robert Duck (7th Season)




                         2017-18 Florida State Men’s Golf Team




                     2017-18 Florida State Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams

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SEMINOLES AROUND THE WORLD
           LOCATION
Florida (3): Bennett Baker,
                                                                                                   New Jersey (1)
Corey Carlson, Greyson Porter
England (2): Harry Ellis, Jamie Li                                       South Carolina (1)        John Pak
                                                                         Jake Carter
Georgia (1): Jonathan Keppler
Minnesota (1): Parker Reddig              Aiken                                        Scotch Plains
New Jersey (1): John Pak
South Carolina (1): Jake Carter


                                                       Georgia (1)
                                                       Jonathan Keppler

                                     Marietta




                                                         Tallahassee


                                                                                                       Green Cove Springs

                                                         Florida (3)
                                                         Bennett Baker
          Terheijden                                     Corey Carlson
                                                         Greyson Porter

                                                                               Clearwater

                 Minneapolis




            Minnesota (1)
            Parker Reddig


                                                   England (2)
                                                   Harry Ellis                   Southampton
                                                   Jamie Li

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                                                     5’11”
                                                                              HARRY ELLIS                                                                         BY THE NUMBERS
                                                     REDSHIRT SENIOR                                                                                              Lowest Round: 65 (Querencia Cabo Collegiate,
                                                     SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND                                                                                         Spring 2017)
                                                                                                                                                                  Lowest Tournament Score: 203 (Seminole Intercol-
                                                     Wildern School                                                                                               legiate, Spring 2017)
                                                                                                                                                                  Best Finish: T1 (Marquette Intercollegiate, Fall 2017)


 2017 PING Honorable Mention All-American                                                                                    Freshman Season (2013-14):
 2017 Division I PING All-Southeast Region Team                                                                              • Started school in January 2014 and played in four tournaments to start his Seminole career, post-
 2017 All-ACC Team                                                                                                           ing a 73.83 stroke average.
                                                                                                                             • Turned in his best round at the Seminole Intercollegiate with a 5-under 67, which was also tied for
 2017 All-ACC Academic Team                                                                                                  the lowest round of the tournament.
 Three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll                                                                                          • Tied for 16th with a 2-over 218 at the Seminole Intercollegiate for his best finish.
                                                                                                                             • Tied for 20th at the Gator Invitational in his first collegiate tournament with a 10-over 220.
Fall 2017:
• Earned his first collegiate title, tying for first at the Marquette Intercollegiate on Oct. 3, 2017.                       Before Florida State:
• Shot a 3-under 213 in his championship win, which was played at Erin Hills - the same site where Seminole Brooks           • Attended Wildern School.
Koepka won the 2017 U.S. Open title.                                                                                         • Youngest English amateur champion in 2012 at the age of 16.
• Second on the team in the fall with a 71.0 scoring average in three tournaments played.                                    • Member of the Men’s Homes Internationals Team in 2012.
                                                                                                                             • Member of the European Boys and Boys Home International team in 2013.
2017 Offseason:                                                                                                              • Member of Team Great Britain golf team for the 2013 Australian Youth Olympics.
• Won the Amateur Championship held at Royal St. George’s Golf Club in England on June 24, 2017.                             • Great Britain and Ireland Jacque Leglise team member in 2012.
• Delivered a stunning comeback to defeat Australian Dylan Perry in the Amateur Championship, winning on the second          • Two-time county junior champion in 2009 and 2013.
sudden-death hole after being 4 down with 5 holes left to play.                                                              • Runner-up of the French Boys International Championship.
• Became the third player to win both the English Amateur and The Amateur, joining Sir Michael Bonallack and Michael
Lunt. Of the three, Ellis achieved the dual feat at the youngest age.                                                        All About Me:
• Earned exemptions to the 2017 Open Championship, the 2018 Masters and the 2018 U.S. Open.                                  • Born: September 10, 1995.
• Shot 12-over (77-75) at The Open Championship from July 20-21 at Royal Birkdale.                                           • Parents: Murray and Tracey Ellis.
• Competed at the Arnold Palmer Cup for Team Europe held at Atlanta Athletic Club from June 9-11, 2017, winning the Day      • Major: Sport Management.
1 foursome.                                                                                                                  • How did you first start getting into golf? At 18-months old I picked up a club at a family friends’
• Played at the Walker Cup on Sept. 9-10 at Los Angeles Country Club, competing with GB&I.                                   party, plus all the family played golf.
                                                                                                                             • What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? Winning the British Amateur (in 2017);
Redshirt Junior Season (2016-17):                                                                                            the feeling of having a 4/5 ft. putt to win on the 38th.
• Tremendous showing in 2016-17, recording career bests in scoring average (71.62), average vs. par (+0.54) and rounds       • Who is your favorite professional golfer? Tiger Woods. Grew up in an era when Tiger was at his
played (39).                                                                                                                 prime and it definitely had some effect on me to get out there and work for it.
• Generated 23 rounds at par or less as well as 12 rounds recorded in the 60s. He entered the year with six career           • My favorite club in my bag is: Love my whole bag but someone has to try and take the driver out
rounds at par or less and one round in the 60s.                                                                              of my hands from time to time.
• Led the Seminoles in par 3 scoring (3.1) and total birdies (130).                                                          • I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: it was “love at first sight.” On my visit I saw
• Totaled three Top-5 finishes, including a second-place showing at the Seminole Intercollegiate where he shot               a team and coaches and environment that could provide an opportunity for my golf game to grow.
13-under.                                                                                                                    • What is the best advice you have ever received? Take ownership of your game.
• His other Top-5 showings were tying for fifth at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate (-2) and also tying for fifth in the       • What music are you currently listening to? I listen to everything. No specific genres.
Washington Regional (-3).                                                                                                    • What shows are you currently watching? Billions, Ballers, and Deadliest Catch.
• Tremendous showing in 2016-17, recording career bests in scoring average (71.62), average vs. par (+0.54) and rounds       • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Strong follower of soccer and sports in
played (39).                                                                                                                 general.
• Dropped a six-under 65 in the third round of the Querencia Cabo Collegiate on Feb. 28, 2017, tying Cristobal Del Solar     • What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? It’s like life. Some days are great and
for the lowest single-round score of the year.                                                                               some can be rough, but you just need to keep looking forward and enjoy it.
• Shot six-under in a single round three times, including in Cabo, in the second round of the Seminole Intercollegiate       • What are the top three things on your bucket list?
(six-under 66) and in the second round of the NCAA Championship (six-under 66).                                                1. Play in the Masters (qualified for the 2018 Masters).
• Ellis’ 66 recorded in the second round of the NCAA Championship at Rich Harvest Farms is the lowest round vs. par            2. Fly a plane.
recorded by a Seminole in an NCAA Final.                                                                                       3. Own a bucket list.
• His 39 rounds at par or less is the second-most in a season at FSU, trailing only Hank Lebioda’s 40 rounds in 2014-15.     • If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Batman because the outfit looks the
• 92.3 percent of his scores counted (36 total), the third-most in FSU history.                                              best.
                                                                                                                             • What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome in your life? Losing my mom to breast cancer
Redshirt Sophomore Season (2015-16):                                                                                         three weeks before starting my journey at FSU.
• Competed in four tournaments with an average score of 75.58.                                                               • What makes Florida State University a great place? A big family community that has a great
• Top performance of the year came at the Seminole Intercollegiate, where he tied for 22nd with a 1-under 215 (71-72-72).    passion for sport and are proud to be Seminoles.
• His first-round 71 (-1) at Southwood Golf Club at the Seminole Intercollegiate marked his lowest round of the year.
• Played in the DICK’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Cup (Sept. 25-27), Querencia Cabo Collegiate (Feb. 28-March 1) and the
Valspar Collegiate (March 21-22) in addition to the Seminole Intercollegiate (March 11-12).
 Years                 Events              Rounds               Strokes               Avg.           Low            Top 10
 2013-14               4                   12                   886                   73.83          67             0
 2015-16               1                   3                    231                   77.00          76             0
 2016-17               13                  39                   2,793                 71.62          65             3
 2017                  3                   9                    639                   71.00          66             1
 Totals                21                  63                   4,549                 72.21          66             4

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                                         6’2”
                                                BENNETT BAKER                                                                          BY THE NUMBERS
                                         JUNIOR                                                                                        Lowest Round: 66 (Olympia Fields, Fall 2015)
                                         TALLAHASSEE, FLA.                                                                             Lowest Tournament Score: 211 (Fighting Illini
                                                                                                                                       Invitational, Fall 2015; Cabarrus County Irish Creek
                                         Chiles High School                                                                            Intercollegiate, Spring 2017)
                                                                                                                                       Best Finish: T8 (ACC Championship, Spring 2017)


 2016 ACC Honor Roll                                                                                All About Me:
                                                                                                    • Born: November 1, 1996.
                                                                                                    • Parents: John and Leslie Baker.
Fall 2017:                                                                                          • Major: Finance.
• Carded an even-par 210 and tied for 10th at The Doc Gimmer, which FSU won on Sept. 10,            • How did you first start getting into golf? My dad.
2017, at Bethpage Red in Farmingdale, N.Y.                                                          • What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? Holing out at NCAA Region-
                                                                                                    als.
Sophomore Season (2016-17):                                                                         • Who is your favorite professional golfer? Tiger Woods because he got me loving the
• Showed great improvement in second year, shooting 73.19 in seven events.                          game as a kid.
• Shot +1.48 vs. par, cutting down his average dramatically from his freshman year.                 • My favorite club in my bag is: My putter because it looks good.
• Recorded two Top-10 finishes, tying for eighth at the ACC Championship (2-under 214)              • I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: It had been my dream growing
and tying for 10th at the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate (-2 211).                     up.
• His three-round score of 211 at the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate tied his          • What is something many people don’t know about you? I’m good at video games.
career low, matching the 211 he shot in his debut at the 2015 Fighting Illini Invitational.         • What is the best advice you have ever received? Stay patient in a tournament, espe-
• Finished at par or better in nearly half of his 21 rounds played (nine rounds).                   cially if you’re in contention. If the person you are playing birdies the first three holes, so
• His low rounds of the year including a pair of 4-under 68s in the first round of the Semi-        what. Yours are coming.
nole Intercollegiate and the second round of the Southern Intercollegiate.                          • What music are you currently listening to? Everything.
• Recorded four eagles on the year, tying for the seventh-most in a season in FSU Golf              • What shows are you currently watching? Breaking Bad and Entourage.
history.                                                                                            • What’s your favorite movie? John Wick.
• Led the Seminoles with a 4.59 average on par-5 holes, the second-best in a year in school         • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Family and friends.
history while ranking 26th nationally.                                                              • What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? To be respectful and have
                                                                                                    good personal skills.
Freshman Season (2015-16):                                                                          • What are the top three things on your bucket list?
• Played in four tournaments as a freshman, shooting a 74.08 in 12 rounds overall.                  1. Skydiving.
• Showed glimpses of his potential in the Fall 2015, shooting a 66 in his collegiate debut          2. Buy a boat.
at the Olympia Fields Invitational.                                                                 3. Travel.
• Tied for ninth at the Olympia Fields Invitational, finishing with a 1-over 211.                   • If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Bane because of his goatee.
• Played six rounds in the fall and had a scoring average of 73.17.                                 • What makes Florida State University a great place? The tradition and things available
• Tied for 41st at the Seminole Intercollegiate, including a 2-under 70 in the second round.        to us to get better.
Before Florida State:
• Played golf locally at Chiles High School.
• Named the Tallahassee Democrat’s All-Big Bend Player of the Year in 2013 and 2014.
• Three-time Tallahassee Democrat All-Big Bend First Team selection.
• Won the AJGA Junior Steelwood in 2013 after shooting a 202 (71-65-66).
• Winner of the Florida Junior Tour at Southwood Country Club in 2015 with a two-day score
of 138 (72-66).
• Posted four Top 15 finishes in Florida State Golf Association tournaments in 2013, includ-
ing a fifth-place finish at Pensacola Country Club with a score of 148.
• Placed third at Brooksville Country Club in 2014 with a 144 (72-72) over two days.
• Second place at the 2014 AJGA Taylor-Made Adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook (217 – 72-74-
71).
• Shot a 281 (67-72-70-72) and placed 14th at the Southeastern Amateur in Columbus, Ga.



 Years            Events          Rounds         Strokes          Avg.       Low         Top 10
 2015-16          4               12             889              74.08      66          1
 2016-17          7               21             1,537            73.19      68          2
 2017             3               9              662              73.56      68          1
 Totals           14              42             3,088            73.52      66          4

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                                      5’7”
                                            COREY CARLSON                                                              BY THE NUMBERS
                                      JUNIOR                                                                           Lowest Round: 68 (Southern Intercollegiate, Spring
                                      GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FLA.                                                         2017).
                                                                                                                       Lowest Tournament Score: 210 (Seminole Intercol-
                                      Clay High School                                                                 legiate, Spring 2017).
                                                                                                                       Best Finish: T3 (Southern Intercollegiate, Spring 2017)


Sophomore Season (2016-17):                                                               All About Me:
• Played in 10 tournaments, shooting 74.17 while garnering one Top-5 finish.              • Born: October 6, 1995.
• Tied for third at the Southern Intercollegiate, shooting a two-round score of           • Parents: David and Lisa Carlson.
5-under 139.                                                                              • Major: Social Science.
• Set career low vs. par with a 4-under 68 in the second round of the Southern            • How did you first start getting into golf? Because of my grandfather.
Intercollegiate on March 13, 2017.                                                        • What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? Playing in two NCAA
• Had a strong two-week stretch where he tied for 14th at the Seminole Intercol-          championships.
legiate (6-under 210) followed by his Southern Intercollegiate showing.                   • Who is your favorite professional golfer? DJ (Dustin Johnson) because he
• Aided the Seminoles greatly in the NCAA Championship, helping FSU reach the             handles himself very well.
fourth round of stroke play after shooting even through the first three rounds            • My favorite club in my bag is: My irons.
(71-73-72).                                                                               • I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: Great coaches and
• Tied teammate Bennett Baker for the team lead with four eagles.                         program to be a part of.
• Totaled 10 rounds at par or better.                                                     • What music are you currently listening to? Everything.
• Had a productive first year at FSU.                                                     • What shows are you currently watching? Blacklist.
                                                                                          • What’s your favorite movie? The Hangover.
Freshman Season (2015-16):                                                                • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Working out and
• Had a productive first year at FSU, finishing with a 72.78 average score in 18          family.
rounds.                                                                                   • What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? To respect people.
• Finished in the Top 25 in three of his six events played, highlighted by a tied-for-    • What are the top three things on your bucket list?
seventh finish at the Seminole Intercollegiate on March 11-12, 2016.                      1. Travel the world.
• Shot a career-low 69 (3-under) in the third round of the Seminole Intercollegiate,      2. Go skydiving.
finishing 4-under (71-72-69) overall.                                                     3. Meet Tiger Woods.
• Tied for 21st at the NCAA Kohler Regional on May 16-18, shooting an even-par 216        • If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Batman.
(73-72-71) to help FSU advance to its fifth straight NCAA Championship.                   • What makes Florida State University a great place? It’s the greatest college
• Tied for 25th at the ACC Men’s Golf Championship (2-over), including a first-round      golf program.
71 on April 22.
• Displayed consistent golf in all 18 rounds played, shooting above a 75 in just one
round.
• Made his collegiate debut at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate in the fall 2015 (Oct.
5-6), shooting a 9-over 219 and finishing in 41st.

Before Florida State:
• Played at the amateur level at Clay High.
• Won the 2015 Florida Azalea Tournament in Palatka, Fla., with a 199 (68-68-63).
• Subsequently earned Junior Boys Player of the Week honors.
• Won the American Junior Golf Association with a 2-over par 215 at the Taylormade
Adidas Junior All-Star in Braselton, Ga.




 Years           Events        Rounds        Strokes         Avg.       Low       Top 10
 2015-16         6             18            1310            72.78      69        1
 2016-17         10            30            2,225           74.17      68        1
 Totals          16            48            3,535           73.65      68        2


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                                    JONATHAN KEPPLER
                                   6’0”                                                                        BY THE NUMBERS
                                   REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE                                                          Lowest Round: 66 (The Doc Gimmler, Fall 2017).
                                   MARIETTA, GA.                                                               Lowest Tournament Score: 216 (The Doc Gimmler,
                                                                                                               Fall 2017).
                                   Kennesaw Mountain High School                                               Best Finish: T3 (The Doc Gimmler, Fall 2017).



Fall 2017:                                                                          • My favorite club in my bag is: Wedges. They are your scoring clubs.
• Posted a 74.00 scoring average in four tournaments played.                        • I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: It has been a
• Highlighted his fall by tying for third at The Doc Gimmler, posting a             lifelong dream of mine.
4-under 206.                                                                        • What is something many people don’t know about you? I love Crystal
                                                                                    Palace F.C.
Redshirt Freshman Season (2016-17):                                                 • What is the best advice you have ever received? Not everything will go
• Played in 29 rounds and 10 tournaments, producing a stroke average of             your way. It’s the way you react to everything thrown at you.
73.76 and shooting +2.69 vs. par.                                                   • What music are you currently listening to? Country.
• Eight of his 29 rounds played were at par or less, while three of his             • What shows are you currently watching? Prison Break.
rounds were shot in the 60s.                                                        • What’s your favorite movie? Remember the Titans.
• Had two Top-10 finishes, placing seventh at the year-opening Rod Myers            • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Hanging with
Invitational (-3) and tying for eighth at the Seminole Intercollegiate (-8).        friends and fishing.
• His best round of the year was a 4-under 68 in the second round of the            • What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? Things could
Rod Myers Invitational held at Duke University Golf Club on Sept. 10, 2016.         be worse in life. I am playing golf.
                                                                                    • What are the top three things on your bucket list?
Freshman Season (2015-16):                                                          1. Play Augusta National.
• Did not compete in first year.                                                    2. Travel Europe.
                                                                                    3. Meet Tiger Woods.
Before Florida State:                                                               • If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why? Flash. So I
• Three-time regional champion from his freshman to junior seasons.                 could run fast and go anywhere.
• Earned an individual state championship as a freshman while also being            • What makes Florida State University a great place? Everyone is family
named all-state and all-county.                                                     here.
• Has three Top 10 finishes in amateur tournaments, highlighted by a fifth-
place finish at the Carolinas/Georgia Junior where he shot a two-day score
of 146 (68-78) in 2013.

All About Me:
• Born: September 20, 1996.
• Parents: Karen and Stephen Keppler (father was an All-American golfer at
FSU in 1982).
• Major: Sport Management.
• How did you first start getting into golf? My dad introduced me to the
game.
• What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? Playing for
FSU last year.
• Who is your favorite professional golfer? Tiger Woods. He would make
any tournament interesting and out-worked everyone.

 Years          Events       Rounds       Strokes       Avg.      Low     Top 10
 2016-17        10           29           2,139         73.76     68      2
 2017           4            12           888           74.00     66      1
 Totals         14           41           3,027         73.83     66      3


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                                   5’11”
                                                  JAKE CARTER                                                 BY THE NUMBERS
                                   SOPHOMORE                                                                  Lowest Round: 70 (Seminole Intercollegiate, Spring 2017;
                                   AIKEN, S.C.                                                                Querencia Cabo Collegiate, Spring 2017; Golf Club of Georgia
                                                                                                              Collegiate, Fall 2017).
                                   South Aiken High School                                                    Lowest Tournament Score: 218 (The Doc Gimmler, Fall 2017).
                                                                                                              Best Finish: T37 (The Doc Gimmler, Fall 2017).


 2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll.                                                     Who is your favorite professional golfer? Kevin Kisner. I’ve known him
                                                                                   since I was little.
Fall 2017:                                                                         My favorite club in my bag is: Putter because I play well with it.
• Played in three events, tying for 37th at the season-opening Doc Gimmler         I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: I liked the coaches
with an 8-over 218.                                                                and the school.
                                                                                   What is something many people don’t know about you? I just started
Freshman Season (2016-17):                                                         learning to play the guitar.
• Competed in three tournaments, finishing with a 74.78 stroke average.            What is the best advice you have ever received? Stick to the process.
• Played in the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate (+18), Querencia Cabo Collegiate        What music are you currently listening to? Country.
(+9) and the Seminole Intercollegiate (+7).                                        What shows are you currently watching? Last Man Standing and The
• Low round of the year was a 2-under 70 in the first round of the Seminole        Ranch.
Intercollegiate on March 10, 2017.                                                 What’s your favorite movie? American Sniper.
                                                                                   Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Hunting and
Before Florida State:                                                              fishing.
• Enjoyed a highly accomplished career at South Aiken High School.                 What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? To be humble.
• Recorded back-to-back Southern Cross championships in 2015 and 2016              What are the top three things on your bucket list?
at his home course at the Palmetto Golf Club.                                      1. Go out west on a big hunting trip.
• Put together a tremendous senior season which included winning                   If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Superman
Region5-AAAA as well as Lower State.                                               because I could fly and would be super strong.
• Two-time all-state selection in high school who won his regional title           What makes Florida State University a great place? The faculty and staff
twice and a Lower State title four times.                                          that help us every day.
• Also won two state championships.
• Committed to play for Florida State as a rising junior in the summer 2014.
Top-50 amateur golfer according to Golfweek.
• Won two America Junior Golf Association events, finishing first at St.
Francisville, La., in 2015 and winning the Junior All-Star Event at Eagle Ridge
in 2012.
• Also had five Top-5 finishes and eight Top 10s in AJGA events.
• Honor Roll member all four years of high school.

All About Me:
Parents: Brian and Nancy Carter.
Major: Business Management.
How did you first start getting into golf? Because of my dad when I was
a little kid.
What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? When I shot
64 the last round of the Southern Cross and came back and won.

 Years          Events       Rounds       Strokes       Avg.      Low       Top 10
 2016-17        3            9            673           74.78     70        0
 2017           3            9            675           75.00     70        0
 Totals         6            18           1,348         74.89     70        0


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                                   5’10”
                                                                  JAMIE LI                                    BY THE NUMBERS
                                   SOPHOMORE                                                                  Lowest Round: 69 (Seminole Intercollegiate, Spring
                                   BATH, ENGLAND                                                              2017).
                                                                                                              Lowest Tournament Score: 216 (Golf Club of Georgia
                                   Millfield School
                                                                                                              Collegiate, Fall 2017).
                                                                                                              Best Finish: T16 (Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate, Fall

Fall 2017:                                                                          • What is something many people don’t know about you? I have a strong
• Finished third on the team with a 72.83 scoring average in two events.            interest in fashion.
• Tied for 16th at the Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills, shoot 5-over        • What is the best advice you have ever received? Stick to the process.
(221) on a difficult course.                                                        • What music are you currently listening to? Bladee.
                                                                                    • What shows are you currently watching? Sailor Moon.
Freshman Season (2016-17):                                                          • What’s your favorite movie? Zero Dark Thirty.
• Participated in four tournaments, producing a 74.18 shooting average and          • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Watching and
+3 vs. par.                                                                         playing soccer.
• Tied for 18th at the Southern Intercollegiate, shooting even-par (73-71) on       • What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? Never give up
March 13, 2017.                                                                     on anything.
• Shot 1-over (71-69-77) at the Seminole Intercollegiate, tying for 34th.           • What are the top three things on your bucket list?
• Lowest round of the year included a 3-under 69 in the second round of the         1. Travel the world.
Seminole Intercollegiate.                                                           2. Play in the Master’s.
                                                                                    • What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome in your life? Moving
Before Florida State:                                                               to the U.S. from England.
• Joins new teammate Harry Ellis as FSU’s two natives of England.                   • What makes Florida State University a great place? The entire network
• Won the 2015 Daily Telegraph Junior Championship after shooting a                 of people.
5-under 211.
• Showed resilience down the stretch of that tournament to win by one
stroke.
• Also competed multiple times on the England U18 Team in both the
European Championships and the International Tournament.
• Consistently shows excellent ball-striking abilities.

All About Me:
• Parents: Ray and Maria Li.
• Major: International Affairs.
• How did you first start getting into golf? I started when my dad would
hit balls in our garden.
• What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? Being able to
play the Pro-Am at Wentworth PGA.
• Who is your favorite professional golfer? Rory McIlroy because of his
swing.
• My favorite club in my bag is: 46 degree wedge because I like hitting
lots of different types of shots with it.
• I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: To represent a
great school and program, and to play with great players every day.

 Years          Events      Rounds        Strokes       Avg.      Low      Top 10
 2016-17        4           11            816           74.18     69       0
 2017           2           6             437           72.83     71       0
 Totals         6           17            1,253         73.71     69       0


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                                     GREYSON PORTER
                                    5’6”                                                                         BY THE NUMBERS
                                    SOPHOMORE                                                                    Lowest Round: 69 (Sea Best Invitational, Spring 2017;
                                    CLEARWATER, FLA.                                                             The Doc Gimmer, Fall 2017).
                                                                                                                 Lowest Tournament Score: 216 (The Doc Gimmer, Fall
                                    Shorecrest Prep
                                                                                                                 2017).
                                                                                                                 Best Finish: T31 (The Doc Gimmer, Fall 2017).

Fall 2017:                                                                           compete against on a daily basis is a big advantage.
• Played in two fall events, tying for 31st with a 6-over 216 at The Doc Gimmler.    • What is something many people don’t know about you? I like to dance
                                                                                     and wakeboard.
Freshman Season (2016-17):                                                           • What is the best advice you have ever received? To never give up and
• Played in three tournaments, including the Sea Best Invitational, Querencia        always try your hardest. I truly take pride in this.
Cabo Collegiate and Seminole Intercollegiate.                                        • What music are you currently listening to? Chill House and EDM mainly.
                                                                                     Mostly every genre though.
Before Florida State:                                                                • What shows are you currently watching? Blacklist.
• Solid prospect out of Shorecrest Prep in Clearwater, Fla.                          • What’s your favorite movie? Pursuit of Happyness.
• Emerged victorious on the famous TPC Swagrass course in Ponte Vedra, Fla.,         • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Hanging out with
winning the Florida Junior Tour title.                                               friends and exploring the outdoors.
• Was recruited by head coach Trey Jones when he was 14 years old.                   • What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? How to be a
• Finished second in the state championship as a senior.                             gentleman and respect what other people are doing. I’ve learned from golf
• Named Bright House Sports Network’s Athlete of the Week in Nov. 2015 after         that there are different ways to do different things.
claiming second place at the Class 1A state tournament.                              • What are the top three things on your bucket list?
• First place in Florida Junior Tour event at Southwood.                             1. Travel around Europe.
• Also finished second in competitive tournaments such as the Doral Publix           2. Cage diving with Great White Sharks.
Junior Classic and the 2012 state boys championship.                                 3. Take my parents on a trip out of the country – full expenses paid.
• Tampa Bay Times Player of the Year as a senior.                                    • If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Superman
• Three-time Tampa Bay Times First Team player.                                      because he is the strongest, fastest and smartest.
• Three-time team MVP.                                                               • What makes Florida State University a great place? The culture at the
• Dean’s List and honor roll student in high school.                                 school is great because everybody I’ve seen to meet is very personable and
                                                                                     loves the school. There is a lot of optimism here.
All About Me:
• Parents: Greg and Tina Porter.
• Major: Finance
• How did you first start getting into golf? When I was young my dad intro-
duced me to the game, and over the years of being accustomed to the game I
realized how personal the game is. It’s such an individual sport.
• What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? Winning a four-
man playoff at TPC Sawgrass. Mainly because it gave me a lot of confidence.
• Who is your favorite professional golfer? Rory McIlroy because I love how
he has power and precision in his golf game. I think he has a lot of class off
the course as well.
• My favorite club in my bag is: Putter because it is called the great equal-
izer and I totally agree with that. High confidence in putting leads to more
confidence in every club in your bag.
• I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: I love the atmo-
sphere here along with the facilities we have access to. The competition I
 Years          Events        Rounds       Strokes        Avg.      Low       Top 10
 2016-17        3             9            677            75.22     69        0
 2017           2             6            452            75.33     69        0
 Totals         5             15           1,129          75.27     69        0


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                                    5’10”
                                                                 JOHN PAK                                            BY THE NUMBERS
                                    FRESHMAN                                                                         Lowest Round: 65 (The Doc Gimmer, Fall 2017).
                                    SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J.                                                              Lowest Tournament Score: 201 (The Doc Gimmer, Fall
                                                                                                                     2017).
                                    Scotch Plains-Fanwood
                                                                                                                     Best Finish: 2 (The Doc Gimmer, Fall 2017).


Fall 2017:                                                                               My favorite club in my bag is: 8 Iron. I use it on all of my drills.
• Emerged as one of the top freshman golfers in the country in the fall 2017,            I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: I believe I can get
leading FSU with a 70.50 scoring average.                                                better here.
• Recorded three Top 10 finishes, including a second-place finish at the                 What is something many people don’t know about you? I was home-
season-opening Doc Gimmler where he shot a 9-under 201.                                  schooled my last three years of high school.
• Tied for seventh at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate, shooting a 6-under            What is the best advice you have ever received? No pain, no gain.
210.                                                                                     What music are you currently listening to? Pop.
• Finished eighth at the competitive OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational, shooting         What shows are you currently watching? Blacklist.
a 2-under 208.                                                                           What’s your favorite movie? Deadpool.
• His first six rounds played as a Seminole were all under par (every round              What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? Getting mad
played in the Doc Gimmler and the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational).                    doesn’t get you anywhere.
                                                                                         What are the top three things on your bucket list?
Before Florida State:                                                                    1. Play in the Majors.
• Ranked seventh in the 2017 signing class and 15th among all junior golfers             2. Play Pine Valley.
according to Golfweek.                                                                   If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Batman because
• Named a Rolex Junior First Team All-American by the American Junior Golf               he is a genius and is super rich.
Association, earning recognition as one of the world’s best junior golfers.              What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome in your life? Moving to
Top 100 WAGR ranking.                                                                    Orlando away from my family.
• Second-place finish at the Terra Cotta Invitational on May 7, 2017 (73-72-71).         What makes Florida State University a great place? The support you get is
Finished fifth at the 2017 Polo Golf Junior Classic.                                     incredible.
• His 2015-16 season includes a second-place finish at the Rolex Tournament
of Champions in Greensboro, Ga., carding a 1-under 279.
• Has earned Top 10 finishes in other national events as well, tying for third at
the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship and tying for seventh at the 2016
CB&I / Simplify Boys Championship.
• Competed at one of junior golf’s most prestigious tournaments in the Junior
Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club in Graniteville, S.C.
• Tied for fifth at the 2015 Polo Golf Junior Classic.
• Named a Rolex Junior Honorable Mention All-American in 2015.

All About Me:
Parents: Kwang and Michelle Pak.
Major: Exploratory.
How did you first start getting into golf? My brother played in high school
and I tagged along.
What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? Shooting 63 at
the Western Amateur.
Who is your favorite professional golfer? Jason Day because he was very
influential.


 Years          Events        Rounds       Strokes        Avg.      Low       Top 10
 2017           4             12           846            70.50     65        3
 Totals         4             12           846            70.50     65        3


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