TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf program has added two members to next year’s freshmen class as John Pak (Scotch Plains, N.J.) and Parker Reddig (Minneapolis, Minn.) have signed their National Letters of Intent to compete with the Seminoles beginning next fall.
“Next fall we will welcome two talented golfers that exemplify what we are looking for in our team members,” FSU head coach Trey Jones said. “John and Parker simply checked all the boxes we look for during our evaluations. They understand the importance of getting a degree, playing for national championships and preparing for life beyond Florida State.”
Pak is ranked seventh in the 2017 signing class and 15th among all junior golfers according to Golfweek. He was recently named a Rolex Junior First Team All-American by the American Junior Golf Association, earning recognition as one of the world’s best junior golfers.
Pak’s 2015-16 season includes a second-place finish at the Rolex Tournament of Champions in Greensboro, Ga., carding a 1-under 279. He also finished second at the 2015 Jones Cup Junior Invitational, aided by a final-round 68.
“I’m so excited that I signed with Florida State University,” Pak said. “I know these next four years will be the greatest four years of my life.”
Pak 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. From April 21-23 this year, Pak was able to compete at one of junior golf’s most prestigious tournaments in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club in Graniteville, S.C.
He also tied for fifth at the 2015 Polo Golf Junior Classic.
“John is one of those guys that everyone loves being around,” Jones added. “Every time I see him on the course he looks like he has a five-shot lead playing the last hole. He has a simple and efficient golf swing that helps him drive the ball as well as anyone, and this will allow him to play hard courses well. This is evident in him being one hole away from playing in the finals of the U.S. Junior Amateur.”
The incoming freshman has shown he can build on his scores and better his game over time. He was named a Rolex Junior Honorable Mention All-American in 2015.
Reddig is also used to good finishes at the amateur level, earning victories in 2015 at The Deere Run Junior Classic and FCWT at Whistling Straits. He put together eight Top-5 finishes in that same season, reflective of his ability and versatility on the course.
“We have recruited Parker for over two years and every time we see him we are more excited about his impact on our team,” Jones said. “As a junior in high school he had the long game skill set of a top collegiate player combined with short game creativity. His geographical location may have kept him out of the golfing limelight but that will change.”
Reddig had success on the Mid-American Junior Golf Tour, which has produced several collegiate golfers at the highest level.
“Signing at FSU is a dream come true for me,” Reddig said. “I’ve always wanted the opportunity to play all year round and now I can while competing against the best golfers from around the world. Along with the coaching staff, my teammates and the facilities offered, I am ready to work to take my game to the next level.”
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