2018 men's golf guide - Seminoles.com
2018 men's golf guide - Seminoles.com
PAGE 2 2 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE 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 JakeCarter .
. 28 JamieLi . . 29 GreysonPorter . . 30 JohnPak . . 31 ParkerReddig . . 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 TABLE OF CONTENTS 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.
PAGE 3 3 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE THE SUMMER RUN The Summer of Harry sAnepiccomebackbyFloridaStateredshirtseniorHarryEllisallowedhimtowintheBrit ishAmateurinsuddendeath onJune24,2017.Ellis’match-playwinoverAustralia’sDylanPerryearnedhimexemptio nstothe2017OpenChampion- ship,the2018Mastersandthe2018U.S.Open. sEllisalsocompetedatthe ArnoldPalmerCupforTeamEurope,andtookpartintheWalkerCupheldattheLosAngeles CountryClubonSept.9-10,2017. sThenativeofEnglandsoakedinthespecialopportunitytocompeteatTheOpenChampions hipheldatRoyalBirkdale.
PAGE 4 4 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE THE SUMMER RUN Koepka and Berger Nab Presidents Cup Win sFormerFloridaStategolfteammatesBrooksKoepkaandDanielBergercontributedtothe UnitedStates’winatthe 2017PresidentsCupatLibertyNationalGolfClubinJerseyCity,N.J.,fromSept.28-Oct .1.
sBergerfinished2-1inhelpingtheU.S.toa19-11overallwin.Berger’stwowinsinclude danafternoonfour-ballwinwith JustinThomasandasingleswinagainstKimSi-woo. sKoepkaalsofinishedwithtwopointsintheU.S.victory.Hewonbothhisfour-ballmatch eswithDustinJohnsonon FridayandSaturday.
PAGE 5 5 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE THE SUMMER RUN This Was MAJOR sSeminoleAlumBrooksKoepkabrokeintotheprofessionalgolfspotlightbywinningthe2 017U.S.OpenheldatErin Hills. sKoepkashot16-underforwhatistiedforthelowestscoreevervs.parataU.S.Open.Hisi mpressivescoreisonly matchedbyRoryMcIlroy’ssignature16-underperformanceatCongressionalCountryClu binBethesda,Md.,in2011. sThenativeofWestPalmBeachbecomesthefourthSeminoletowinagolfmajorandthefirst sincecurrentanalyst PaulAzingerwonthe1993PGAChampionship.
PAGE 6 6 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE THE SUMMER RUN The Golden Bear with the Golden Plan sJackNicklausandhisson,JackNicklausII,areteaminguptoredesignandrevamptheDon VellerSeminoleGolf Course.
sThegoalistoturnthe18-holecourse,firstestablishedin1962,intoavenuethatappea lstobothchampionship eventsandcasualgolfersalike. s“Whatwefoundtodaywasanicegolfcourse,”saidNicklaus,whoworeagarnetFSUcapwith grandsonNickO’Leary’s jerseyNo.35embroideredontheside.“ButIwanttogetabettergolfcourse.”
PAGE 7 7 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE THIS IS FSU GOLF BEYOND THE TIPS Head Coach Trey Jones Continues SiriusXM Radio Show sFloridaStateheadcoachTreyJonesco-hostsanewSiriusXMradioshowcalledBeyondThe Tips.Theshowmadeits debutonNov.2,2016,onSiriusXMPGATOURRadio. sJonesjoinsco-hostJeffCameronfortheone-hourshowthatcoversNCAAgolffromtheper spectiveofoneofthebest coachesonthecollegiatelevel. sJonesandCamerondiscussthecountry’sstandoutcollegeteamsandindividualcompeti torsandsharetheirthoughts onthedevelopmentofplayersthroughhighschoolandcollegeandwhatittakestomakeiti ntheprofessionalranks. sSiriusXMPresidentandChiefContentOfficerScottGreensteinsaid:“Treyisoneofthe foremostcoachesincollegegolf andhisteamsconsistentlysucceedbothathleticallyandacademically.He’sawonderfu lmentortotheyoungpeople whoplayforhimandhebringsaterrificperspectiveonwhatittakestosucceedonthedeve lopmentalandcollegiate levelsofthegameandbeyond.
PAGE 8 8 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE THIS IS FSU GOLF RYDING HIGH Brooks Koepka’s Ryder Cup Success sPGATOURgolferandFloridaStateAlumBrooksKoepka wasahugepartoftheUnitedStatesRyderCupTeam’s 17-11victoryoverEuropeonSept.30-Oct.2,2016. sInhisRyderCupdebut,Koepkadominatedthecompeti- tionwitha3-1overallrecord,includinga5&4Sunday singleswinoverMasterschampionDannyWilletttohelp securethevictory. sHisthreepointscollectedfortheUSAtiedhimforthe second-bestontheteam.HealsoteamedwithBrandt Snedekertowinapairoffour-ballandfoursomematches.
PAGE 9 9 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE THIS IS FSU GOLF 5 Florida State’s six consecutive trips to the NCAA Championship is the lon- gest active streak in the ACC and tied for the fifth longest nationally.
11 Ineachofthelast11seasons,FloridaState hasgarneredmultipleall-conferenceselec- tions.Lastseason,CristobalDelSolarand HarryElliswereeachnamedtotheAll-ACC Team. 70 Over the last 6 1/2 years, Florida State has finished in theTop 5 of tourna- ments nearly 70 percent of the time (63 of its last 90 tournaments played). 12 TheSeminoleshavebeenmainstaysinanNCAA Regionalsince2006,earningaNo.4seedatlast year’sNCAASammamishRegional.Thatis12 straightyearsofreachingtheNCAApostseason. 25 Florida State Golf is rich with history. Last season, FSU made its 25th NCAA Championship appearance. Its first trip came in 1956.
577 The 2016-17 Seminoles are coming off a season where they totaled 577 birdies, the second-most in a season in program history. TOP OF ITS GAME
PAGE 10 10 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE THIS IS FSU GOLF LEAVING A LEGACY STARTING THEM YOUNG When it comes to getting as much as you can out of your freshmen, no one has proven to do it better in the ACC than Florida State. In two of the last five seasons, an FSU Men’s Golfer has been named the ACC Freshman of the Year. They include Hank Lebioda (2013) and Jack Maguire (2014). WHEN THE STAKES ARE HIGHEST In four of the last eight seasons, Florida State Men’s Golf has finished in the Top 11 of the NCAA Division I Championship.
Included in the high finish are two sea- sons where FSU finished in the Top eight, including the 2010 NCAA Championship where the Seminoles finished third nationally.
KOEPKA EMERGES One of the best young golfers on the PGA Tour, Brooks Koepka accelerated his game while being a two-time ACC Player of the Year at Florida State. In 2010 and 2012, the native of West Palm Beach, Fla., earned top individual honors in the conference. ACC CHAMPIONS Current PGA Tour player Jonas Blixt (right) and former Seminole legend Matt Savage (left) helped Florida State Men’s Golf to an ACC title in 2008. Florida State held off Duke by three strokes, closing the final round with a 280 to finish with an aggregate score of 838 overall. 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).
PAGE 11 11 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE 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 inTallahassee, 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 BuckmanAct reorganized higher education in the state and designated theTallahassee 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.
LAYOFTHE LAND The university’s main campus encompasses 476 acres inTallahassee, 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 andThe 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 ofApplied Studies;Arts and Sciences; Business; Communication and Information; Criminology and CriminalJustice; Education; Engineering; Fine Arts; Human Sciences; Law; Medicine; Motion PictureArts; Music; Nursing; Social Sciences and Public Policy; Social Work; andThe 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.
PAGE 12 12 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE SEMINOLE GOLF COURSE The Dave Middleton Golf Complex and the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course are home to the PGA Golf Management Program, which is one of only a few programs in the country accredited by the 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. •18 Hole •Public Golf course •Par 73 •7,147 yards •76.2 course rating •129 slope •Built: 1962 / Redesigned 2004 •Architect: Bill Amick •Greens: TifEagle •Fairways: Bermuda •Season: Open All Year
PAGE 13 13 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE AREA GOLF COURSES Southwood Golf Club Tallahassee, Fla. Golden Eagle Country Club Tallahassee, Fla. Killearn Country Club and Inn Tallahassee, Fla. Capital City Country Club 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.
PAGE 14 14 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE NOLES IN THE PROS BROOKS KOEPKA 2017 Season sBest Finish: 1st (U.S. Open) s2017 Money: $5,612,397 sTop 10 Finishes: 7 sFedEx Cup Finish: 7th sTop 25 Finishes: 13 Career sBest Finish: 1st (2016 Waste Manage- ment Phoenix Open; 2017 U.S.
Open) sCareer Money: $14,244,422 sTop 10 Finishes: 25 sHighest Major Finish: 1st (2017 U.S. Open) sTop 25 Finishes: 44
PAGE 15 15 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE NOLES IN THE PROS DANIEL BERGER 2017 Season sBest Finish: 1st (FedEx St.Jude Classic) s2017 Money: $4,287,161 sTop 10 Finishes: 6 sFedEx Cup Finish: 16th sTop 25 Finishes: 10 Career sBest Finish: 1st (2016 FedEx St.Jude Classic; 2017 FedEx St.Jude Classic) sCareer Money: $10,767,097 sTop 10 Finishes: 18 sHighest Major Finish:T10th at 2016 Masters sTop 25 Finishes: 36
PAGE 16 16 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE NOLES IN THE PROS JONAS BLIXT 2017 Season sBest Finish: 1st(ZurichClassicofNewOrleans) s2017 Money: $1,408,288 sTop 10 Finishes: 1 sFedEx Cup Finish: 82nd sTop 25 Finishes: 4 Career sBest Finish: 1st (2012 Frys.com Open; 2013 Greenbrier Classic; 2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans) sCareer Money: $8,899,987 sTop 10 Finishes: 12 sHighest Major Finish:T2nd at 2014 Masters sTop 25 Finishes: 32
PAGE 17 17 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE NOLES IN THE PROS GEORGE MCNEILL 2017 Season sBest Finish:T50th (Sanderson Farms) s2017 Money: $9,984 sTop 10 Finishes: 0 sFedEx Cup Finish: 239th sTop 25 Finishes: 0 Career sBest Finish: 1st (2007 Frys.com Open; 2012 Puerto Rico Open) sCareer Money: $11,631,772 sTop 10 Finishes: 19 sHighest Major Finish:T62nd at 2012 PGA Championship sTop 25 Finishes: 58
PAGE 18 18 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE NOLES IN THE PROS Nolan Henke- 3 PGA Tour Titles Drew Kittleson Kenny Knox - 3 PGA Tour Victories LEGACY OF FSU GOLF Brian Kamm - 1992 Ben Hogan Panama City Beach Classic Champion Bob Duval - 1999 Emerald Coast Classic The Legacy of Florida State Golf sOneoffiveUniversitiestoboastfourMajorWinnersasAlumni,joiningWakeForest,Geo rgiaTech,HoustonandTexas.
sHastotaled64winsonprofessionalgolftours,including53onthePGATourand11ontheC hampionsTour. sHomeofthreeRyderCupparticipants(BrooksKoepka,PaulAzingerandHubertGreen)asw ellasoneRyderCup Captain(Azinger).
sHomeofthe2015PGARookieoftheYearinDanielBergerand2017U.S.OpenchampionBrooks Koepka. sBoastsoneWalkerCupcaptaininDowningGreyaswellasthreeWalkerCupParticipants(G rey,JeremyRobinson,HarryEllis).
PAGE 19 19 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE NOLES IN THE PROS 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.
PAGE 20 20 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE 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 email@example.com 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
PAGE 21 21 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE 2018 SEASON OUTLOOK 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. RETURNING ALL-AMERICAN HARRY ELLIS
PAGE 22 22 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE 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 and Women’s Golf Teams 2017-18 Florida State Men’s Golf Team
PAGE 23 23 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE SEMINOLES AROUND THE WORLD LOCATION Florida (3): Bennett Baker, Corey Carlson, Greyson Porter England (2): Harry Ellis, Jamie Li Georgia (1): Jonathan Keppler Minnesota (1): Parker Reddig New Jersey (1): John Pak South Carolina (1): Jake Carter Florida (3) Bennett Baker Corey Carlson Greyson Porter England (2) Harry Ellis Jamie Li Terheijden Southampton Clearwater Tallahassee Green Cove Springs Marietta Georgia (1) Jonathan Keppler Bath South Carolina (1) Jake Carter Aiken New Jersey (1) John Pak Scotch Plains Minnesota (1) Parker Reddig Minneapolis
PAGE 24 24 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE HARRY ELLIS 5’11” REDSHIRT SENIOR SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND Wildern School BY THE NUMBERS Lowest Round: 65 (Querencia Cabo Collegiate, Spring 2017) LowestTournament Score: 203 (Seminole Intercol- legiate, Spring 2017) Best Finish: T1(Marquette Intercollegiate, Fall 2017) 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 Fall2017: •Earnedhisfirstcollegiatetitle,tyingforfirstattheMarquetteIntercollegiateon Oct.3,2017. •Shota3-under213inhischampionshipwin,whichwasplayedatErinHills-thesamesitew hereSeminoleBrooks Koepkawonthe2017U.S.Opentitle.
•Secondontheteaminthefallwitha71.0scoringaverageinthreetournamentsplayed. 2017Offseason: •WontheAmateurChampionshipheldatRoyalSt.George’sGolfClubinEnglandonJune24,2 017. •DeliveredastunningcomebacktodefeatAustralianDylanPerryintheAmateurChampion ship,winningonthesecond sudden-deathholeafterbeing4downwith5holeslefttoplay. •BecamethethirdplayertowinboththeEnglishAmateurandTheAmateur,joiningSirMich aelBonallackandMichael Lunt.Ofthethree,Ellisachievedthedualfeatattheyoungestage. •Earnedexemptionstothe2017OpenChampionship,the2018Mastersandthe2018U.S.Open . •Shot12-over(77-75)atTheOpenChampionshipfromJuly20-21atRoyalBirkdale.
•CompetedattheArnoldPalmerCupforTeamEuropeheldatAtlantaAthleticClubfromJune 9-11,2017,winningtheDay 1foursome.
•PlayedattheWalkerCuponSept.9-10atLosAngelesCountryClub,competingwithGB&I. RedshirtJuniorSeason(2016-17): •Tremendousshowingin2016-17,recordingcareerbestsinscoringaverage(71.62),ave ragevs.par(+0.54)androunds played(39). •Generated23roundsatparorlessaswellas12roundsrecordedinthe60s.Heenteredthey earwithsixcareer roundsatparorlessandoneroundinthe60s. •LedtheSeminolesinpar3scoring(3.1)andtotalbirdies(130). •TotaledthreeTop-5finishes,includingasecond-placeshowingattheSeminoleInterc ollegiatewhereheshot 13-under.
•HisotherTop-5showingsweretyingforfifthattheJerryPateIntercollegiate(-2)and alsotyingforfifthinthe WashingtonRegional(-3).
•Tremendousshowingin2016-17,recordingcareerbestsinscoringaverage(71.62),ave ragevs.par(+0.54)androunds played(39). •Droppedasix-under65inthethirdroundoftheQuerenciaCaboCollegiateonFeb.28,201 7,tyingCristobalDelSolar forthelowestsingle-roundscoreoftheyear. •Shotsix-underinasingleroundthreetimes,includinginCabo,inthesecondroundofth eSeminoleIntercollegiate (six-under66)andinthesecondroundoftheNCAAChampionship(six-under66).
•Ellis’66recordedinthesecondroundoftheNCAAChampionshipatRichHarvestFarmsist helowestroundvs.par recordedbyaSeminoleinanNCAAFinal. •His39roundsatparorlessisthesecond-mostinaseasonatFSU,trailingonlyHankLebio da’s40roundsin2014-15. •92.3percentofhisscorescounted(36total),thethird-mostinFSUhistory. RedshirtSophomoreSeason(2015-16): •Competedinfourtournamentswithanaveragescoreof75.58. •TopperformanceoftheyearcameattheSeminoleIntercollegiate,wherehetiedfor22nd witha1-under215(71-72-72). •Hisfirst-round71(-1)atSouthwoodGolfClubattheSeminoleIntercollegiatemarkedh islowestroundoftheyear. •PlayedintheDICK’sSportingGoodsCollegiateCup(Sept.25-27),QuerenciaCaboColle giate(Feb.28-March1)andthe ValsparCollegiate(March21-22)inadditiontotheSeminoleIntercollegiate(March11 -12).
2017 PING Honorable Mention All-American 2017 Division I PING All-Southeast Region Team 2017 All-ACC Team 2017 All-ACC Academic Team Three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll Freshman Season (2013-14): • Started school inJanuary 2014 and played in four tournaments to start his Seminole career, post- 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 the lowest round of the tournament. •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. Before Florida State: •Attended Wildern School. •Youngest English amateur champion in 2012 at the age of 16. • Member of the Men’s Homes InternationalsTeam in 2012. • Member of the European Boys and Boys Home International team in 2013. • Member ofTeam Great Britain golf team for the 2013AustralianYouth Olympics.
• Great Britain and IrelandJacque Leglise team member in 2012. •Two-time county junior champion in 2009 and 2013. • Runner-up of the French Boys International Championship. All About Me: • Born: September 10, 1995. • Parents: Murray andTracey Ellis. • Major: Sport Management. • How did you first start getting into golf?At 18-months old I picked up a club at a family friends’ party, plus all the family played golf.
• What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? Winning the BritishAmateur (in 2017); the feeling of having a 4/5 ft. putt to win on the 38th. • Who is your favorite professional golfer?Tiger Woods. Grew up in an era whenTiger was at his prime and it definitely had some effect on me to get out there and work for it. • My favorite club in my bag is: Love my whole bag but someone has to try and take the driver out of my hands from time to time. • I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: it was “love at first sight.” On my visit I saw a team and coaches and environment that could provide an opportunity for my golf game to grow.
• What is the best advice you have ever received?Take ownership of your game. • What music are you currently listening to? I listen to everything. No specific genres. • What shows are you currently watching? Billions, Ballers, and Deadliest Catch. • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Strong follower of soccer and sports in general.
• What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? It’s like life. Some days are great and some can be rough, but you just need to keep looking forward and enjoy it. • What are the top three things on your bucket list? 1. Play in the Masters (qualified for the 2018 Masters). 2. Fly a plane. 3. Own a bucket list. • If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Batman because the outfit looks the best. • What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome in your life? Losing my mom to breast cancer three weeks before starting my journey at FSU.
• What makes Florida State University a great place?Abig family community that has a great passion for sport and are proud to be Seminoles.
PAGE 25 25 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE BENNETT BAKER 6’2” JUNIOR TALLAHASSEE, FLA. Chiles High School BY THE NUMBERS Lowest Round: 66 (Olympia Fields, Fall 2015) LowestTournament Score: 211 (Fighting Illini Invitational, Fall 2015; Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate, Spring 2017) Best Finish: T8(ACCChampionship,Spring2017) 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 Fall 2017: • Carded an even-par 210 and tied for 10th atThe Doc Gimmer, which FSU won on Sept. 10, 2017, at Bethpage Red in Farmingdale, N.Y.
Sophomore Season (2016-17): • Showed great improvement in second year, shooting 73.19 in seven events. • Shot +1.48 vs. par, cutting down his average dramatically from his freshman year. • Recorded twoTop-10 finishes, tying for eighth at theACC Championship (2-under 214) and tying for 10th at the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate (-2 211). • His three-round score of 211 at the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate tied his career low, matching the 211 he shot in his debut at the 2015 Fighting Illini Invitational. • Finished at par or better in nearly half of his 21 rounds played (nine rounds).
• His low rounds of the year including a pair of 4-under 68s in the first round of the Semi- nole Intercollegiate and the second round of the Southern Intercollegiate. • Recorded four eagles on the year, tying for the seventh-most in a season in FSU Golf history.
• Led the Seminoles with a 4.59 average on par-5 holes, the second-best in a year in school history while ranking 26th nationally. Freshman Season (2015-16): • Played in four tournaments as a freshman, shooting a 74.08 in 12 rounds overall. • Showed glimpses of his potential in the Fall 2015, shooting a 66 in his collegiate debut at the Olympia Fields Invitational. •Tied for ninth at the Olympia Fields Invitational, finishing with a 1-over 211. • Played six rounds in the fall and had a scoring average of 73.17. •Tied for 41st at the Seminole Intercollegiate, including a 2-under 70 in the second round.
Before Florida State: • Played golf locally at Chiles High School. • Named theTallahassee Democrat’sAll-Big Bend Player of theYear in 2013 and 2014. •Three-timeTallahassee DemocratAll-Big Bend FirstTeam selection. • Won theAJGAJunior Steelwood in 2013 after shooting a 202 (71-65-66). • Winner of the FloridaJuniorTour at Southwood Country Club in 2015 with a two-day score of 138 (72-66).
• Posted fourTop 15 finishes in Florida State GolfAssociation 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 2014AJGATaylor-MadeAdidas GolfJunior at Innisbrook (217 – 72-74- 71). • Shot a 281 (67-72-70-72) and placed 14th at the SoutheasternAmateur in Columbus, Ga. 2016 ACC Honor Roll All About Me: • Born: November 1, 1996. • Parents: John and Leslie Baker. • Major: Finance.
• How did you first start getting into golf? My dad.
• What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? Holing out at NCAARegion- als. • Who is your favorite professional golfer? Tiger Woods because he got me loving the game as a kid. • My favorite club in my bag is: My putter because it looks good. • I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: It had been my dream growing up. • What is something many people don’t know about you? I’m good at video games. • What is the best advice you have ever received? Stay patient in a tournament, espe- cially if you’re in contention. If the person you are playing birdies the first three holes, so what.Yours are coming.
• What music are you currently listening to? Everything. • What shows are you currently watching? Breaking Bad and Entourage. • What’s your favorite movie? John Wick. • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Family and friends. • What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you?To be respectful and have good personal skills. • What are the top three things on your bucket list? 1. Skydiving. 2. Buy a boat. 3.Travel. • If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Bane because of his goatee. • What makes Florida State University a great place? The tradition and things available to us to get better.
PAGE 26 26 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE COREY CARLSON 5’7” JUNIOR GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FLA. Clay High School BY THE NUMBERS Lowest Round: 68 (Southern Intercollegiate, Spring 2017). LowestTournament Score: 210 (Seminole Intercol- legiate, Spring 2017). Best Finish: T3(SouthernIntercollegiate,Spring2017) 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 Sophomore Season (2016-17): • Played in 10 tournaments, shooting 74.17 while garnering oneTop-5 finish. •Tied for third at the Southern Intercollegiate, shooting a two-round score of 5-under 139.
• Set career low vs. par with a 4-under 68 in the second round of the Southern Intercollegiate on March 13, 2017. • Had a strong two-week stretch where he tied for 14th at the Seminole Intercol- legiate (6-under 210) followed by his Southern Intercollegiate showing. •Aided the Seminoles greatly in the NCAAChampionship, helping FSU reach the fourth round of stroke play after shooting even through the first three rounds (71-73-72). •Tied teammate Bennett Baker for the team lead with four eagles. •Totaled 10 rounds at par or better.
• Had a productive first year at FSU. Freshman Season (2015-16): • Had a productive first year at FSU, finishing with a 72.78 average score in 18 rounds.
• Finished in theTop 25 in three of his six events played, highlighted by a tied-for- seventh finish at the Seminole Intercollegiate on March 11-12, 2016. • Shot a career-low 69 (3-under) in the third round of the Seminole Intercollegiate, finishing 4-under (71-72-69) overall. •Tied for 21st at the NCAAKohler Regional on May 16-18, shooting an even-par 216 (73-72-71) to help FSU advance to its fifth straight NCAAChampionship. •Tied for 25th at theACC Men’s Golf Championship (2-over), including a first-round 71 onApril 22.
• Displayed consistent golf in all 18 rounds played, shooting above a 75 in just one round. • Made his collegiate debut at theJerry 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 FloridaAzaleaTournament in Palatka, Fla., with a 199 (68-68-63). • Subsequently earnedJunior Boys Player of the Week honors. • Won theAmericanJunior GolfAssociation with a 2-over par 215 at theTaylormade AdidasJuniorAll-Star in Braselton, Ga.
All About Me: • Born: October 6, 1995.
• Parents: David and Lisa Carlson. • Major: Social Science. • How did you first start getting into golf? Because of my grandfather. • What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? Playing in two NCAA championships. • Who is your favorite professional golfer? DJ (DustinJohnson) because he handles himself very well. • My favorite club in my bag is: My irons. • I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: Great coaches and program to be a part of.
• What music are you currently listening to? Everything. • What shows are you currently watching? Blacklist. • What’s your favorite movie?The Hangover. • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Working out and family. • What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you?To respect people. • What are the top three things on your bucket list? 1.Travel the world. 2. Go skydiving. 3. MeetTiger Woods. • If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Batman. • What makes Florida State University a great place? It’s the greatest college golf program.
PAGE 27 27 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE JONATHAN KEPPLER 6’0” REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE MARIETTA, GA.
Kennesaw Mountain High School BY THE NUMBERS Lowest Round: 66 (The Doc Gimmler, Fall 2017). LowestTournament Score: 216 (The Doc Gimmler, Fall 2017). Best Finish: T3(The Doc Gimmler, Fall 2017). 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 Fall 2017: • Posted a 74.00 scoring average in four tournaments played. • Highlighted his fall by tying for third atThe Doc Gimmler, posting a 4-under 206.
Redshirt Freshman Season (2016-17): • Played in 29 rounds and 10 tournaments, producing a stroke average of 73.76 and shooting +2.69 vs. par. • Eight of his 29 rounds played were at par or less, while three of his rounds were shot in the 60s. • Had twoTop-10 finishes, placing seventh at the year-opening Rod Myers Invitational (-3) and tying for eighth at the Seminole Intercollegiate (-8). • His best round of the year was a 4-under 68 in the second round of the Rod Myers Invitational held at Duke University Golf Club on Sept. 10, 2016. Freshman Season (2015-16): • Did not compete in first year.
Before Florida State: •Three-time regional champion from his freshman to junior seasons. • Earned an individual state championship as a freshman while also being named all-state and all-county.
• Has threeTop 10 finishes in amateur tournaments, highlighted by a fifth- place finish at the Carolinas/GeorgiaJunior 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 anAll-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.
• My favorite club in my bag is: Wedges.They are your scoring clubs. • I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: It has been a lifelong dream of mine. • What is something many people don’t know about you? I love Crystal Palace F.C. • What is the best advice you have ever received? Not everything will go your way. It’s the way you react to everything thrown at you. • What music are you currently listening to? Country. • What shows are you currently watching? Prison Break. • What’s your favorite movie? Remember theTitans. • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Hanging with friends and fishing.
• What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? Things could be worse in life. I am playing golf. • What are the top three things on your bucket list? 1. PlayAugusta National. 2.Travel Europe. 3. MeetTiger Woods. • If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why? Flash. So I could run fast and go anywhere. • What makes Florida State University a great place? Everyone is family here.
PAGE 28 28 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE JAKE CARTER 5’11” SOPHOMORE AIKEN, S.C. South Aiken High School BY THE NUMBERS LowestRound:70(SeminoleIntercollegiate,Spring2017; QuerenciaCaboCollegiate,Spring2017;GolfClubofGeorgia Collegiate,Fall2017).
LowestTournamentScore:218(TheDocGimmler,Fall2017). BestFinish:T37(TheDocGimmler,Fall2017). 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 Fall 2017: • Played in three events, tying for 37th at the season-opening Doc Gimmler with an 8-over 218.
Freshman Season (2016-17): • Competed in three tournaments, finishing with a 74.78 stroke average. • Played in theJerry Pate Intercollegiate (+18), Querencia Cabo Collegiate (+9) and the Seminole Intercollegiate (+7). • Low round of the year was a 2-under 70 in the first round of the Seminole Intercollegiate on March 10, 2017. Before Florida State: • Enjoyed a highly accomplished career at SouthAiken High School. • Recorded back-to-back Southern Cross championships in 2015 and 2016 at his home course at the Palmetto Golf Club.
• Put together a tremendous senior season which included winning Region5-AAAAas well as Lower State.
•Two-time all-state selection in high school who won his regional title twice and a Lower State title four times. •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 twoAmericaJunior GolfAssociation events, finishing first at St. Francisville, La., in 2015 and winning theJuniorAll-Star Event at Eagle Ridge in 2012.
•Also had fiveTop-5 finishes and eightTop 10s inAJGAevents. • 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. Who is your favorite professional golfer? Kevin Kisner. I’ve known him since I was little. My favorite club in my bag is: Putter because I play well with it. I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: I liked the coaches and the school.
What is something many people don’t know about you? I just started learning to play the guitar. What is the best advice you have ever received? Stick to the process. What music are you currently listening to? Country. What shows are you currently watching? Last Man Standing andThe Ranch. What’s your favorite movie?American Sniper. Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Hunting and fishing. What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you?To be humble. What are the top three things on your bucket list? 1. Go out west on a big hunting trip. If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Superman because I could fly and would be super strong.
What makes Florida State University a great place? The faculty and staff that help us every day.
2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
PAGE 29 29 2018 MEN’S GOLF GUIDE JAMIE LI 5’10” SOPHOMORE BATH, ENGLAND Millfield School BY THE NUMBERS LowestRound:69(SeminoleIntercollegiate,Spring 2017). LowestTournamentScore:216(GolfClubofGeorgia Collegiate,Fall2017). BestFinish:T16(GolfClubofGeorgiaCollegiate,Fall 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 Fall 2017: • Finished third on the team with a 72.83 scoring average in two events. •Tied for 16th at the Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills, shoot 5-over (221) on a difficult course.
Freshman Season (2016-17): • Participated in four tournaments, producing a 74.18 shooting average and +3 vs. par. •Tied for 18th at the Southern Intercollegiate, shooting even-par (73-71) on March 13, 2017. • Shot 1-over (71-69-77) at the Seminole Intercollegiate, tying for 34th. • Lowest round of the year included a 3-under 69 in the second round of the Seminole Intercollegiate. Before Florida State: •Joins new teammate Harry Ellis as FSU’s two natives of England. • Won the 2015 DailyTelegraphJunior Championship after shooting a 5-under 211.
• Showed resilience down the stretch of that tournament to win by one stroke.
•Also competed multiple times on the England U18Team in both the European Championships and the InternationalTournament. • Consistently shows excellent ball-striking abilities. All About Me: • Parents: Ray and Maria Li. • Major: InternationalAffairs. • 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. • What is something many people don’t know about you? I have a strong interest in fashion. • What is the best advice you have ever received? Stick to the process. • What music are you currently listening to? Bladee. • What shows are you currently watching? Sailor Moon.
• What’s your favorite movie? Zero DarkThirty. • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Watching and playing soccer.
• What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? Never give up on anything. • What are the top three things on your bucket list? 1.Travel the world. 2. Play in the Master’s. • What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome in your life? Moving to the U.S. from England. • What makes Florida State University a great place?The entire network of people.