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Pak earns top honor in college golf, FSU finishes season

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Pak ends Noles career with top honor in men’s collegiate golf

FSU Sports Info

Florida State’s historic 2021 golf season came to an end on Tuesday with the Noles falling to No. 3 Pepperdine in the NCAA Quarterfinals, 3-1-1.

The lone win on the day came from senior John Pak who finished 1 UP in his match play contest. The others ending 6&4, 2&1 and 4&3 with one tie.

The quarterfinals appearance was just the second for the program since the format for the NCAA Championships changed in 2009. The lone other appearance came when Brooks Koepka brought the Noles to the semifinals in 2010.

It takes a special talent to get this far in college golf and the Noles sure had that this season in Pak who now has the hardware to prove it. The senior was named the 2021 Haskins Award winner, an honor given to the most outstanding male collegiate golfer with previous winners including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and many more.

Pak is the first Seminole to bring home that honor and did so with a phenomenal senior season.

The New Jersey native finished in the top-seven in seven of the Noles’ 8 regular-season tournaments and placed 4th in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional. In September, he finished as the Low Amateur at the 2020 U.S. Open and was the only amateur to make the cut during the tournament.

Pak is also a finalist for the Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus awards. Both of those winners will be announced over the next week.