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Bjorn Hellgren

Player profile

On Hellgren:

One of the Seminoles most seasoned players with 10 events played on his Seminole resume…he begins the 2012-13 season as one of four upperclassmen (junior or senior) on the Seminoles’ roster… enrolled at Florida State in January of 2011 has two seasons of eligibility remaining…has been the member of two NCAA Tournament teams during his career – 2011 and 2012…is a veteran of postseason play and has played in one career NCAA Regional Championship (2011) and one career ACC Championship (2011)…career best finish (fifth place), career best single round score (69), career low tournament score (212) and career low score vs. par (minus four) while playing as an individual in the Brickyard Collegiate Championship during the fall of 2011…strong showing in his first career Seminole Intercollegiate with a strong finish (tie for seventh), single round score (70), career best 36 hole score (141), career low tying tournament score (212) and one of two career tournament scores at par or better…has played golf and enjoyed success at a very high level in his home country of Sweden as one out of six Swedes to represent on the Men’s Swedish Golf Team…won the Oder of Merit on the Skandia Tour Elite in 2010 with individual placements of third, 13th, sixth, ninth, sixth, first , first and second during the 2010 season…averages 73.90 strokes in 30 rounds during 10 events during his first two seasons as a Seminole.

Junior Season: Spring 2013:

Played in one tournament during the spring (Seminole Intercollegiate)…finished tied for 17th with an even par 216…stroke average of 72.00 for the spring for a year average of 74.42

Fall 2012:

Played in three tournaments and posted a 75.22 stroke average after nine rounds of play…best finish of the fall came at the Inverness Intercollegiate where he posted an 11-over 224 and tied for 27th place.

Sophomore Season: Spring 2012:

A member of the team but did not compete in any events.

Fall 2011:

Played in two events – the Brickyard Collegiate Championship and the U.S. Collegiate Championship – as he helped the Seminoles begin their season…earned the best finish of his career (fifth place) as he played as an individual in the Brickyard Collegiate Championship…was the Seminoles second highest individual finisher behind Brooks Koepka who won the individual championship to lead the Seminoles to the second place team finish in the tournament…earned his way into the Seminoles’ line-up for the U.S. Collegiate Championship and earned the eighth top 50 finish of his career…carded a one under par score of 71 and was in a tie for 13th place in the individual standings after the first round of the U.S. Collegiate…averaged a career-low 72.67 strokes in six rounds during two tournaments.

Freshman Season: Spring 2011:

Played in seven of eight events as a member of the Florida State’s starting line-up and helped the Seminoles to a fifth place finish at the ACC Championships and to a tie for eighth place finish at the NCAA Indiana Regional Championships…best tournament showing came in the Florida State hosted Seminole Intercollegiate as he finished tied for seventh place in the individual standings with career low scores for a single round (70), 36 holes (141), gross tournament scores (212), and tournament score vs. par (minus one)…he was Florida State’s second leading finisher behind team captain Drew Kittleson in leading Florida State to a third place team finish in the event…scores of 71-70-71 allowed him to stay in the top 10 of the individual standings for the entire three day event…the Seminoles’ second leading finisher with three rounds at 75 or better in his first career NCAA regional championship…closed his first season well with three strong tournaments at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, the ACC Championships and the NCAA Indiana Regional Championships as he had a total of 18 strokes over par in those three events which displayed his improvement during the course of his first season…scored 16 of his 24 rounds at 75 or better and counted nearly 80 percent of his single round scores (16.5 of 21) toward the team score in his first season…ranked fourth on the team with a 74.21 stroke average in 24 rounds during eight tournaments.

Before Florida State:

Graduated from Rudbeckianska Gymnasiet in 2011… the No. 1 ranked player on the 2010 Skandia Tour Under 21 circuit which features several Swedish Golf Federation and current NCAA players…totaled four Skandia Elite Tour victories during the 2009-10 season…finished in second place in Qualifying School for the Scandinavian (Nordea) Pro Tour in 2010…earned three tournament victories as a junior in Sweden…trains under Swedish national Men’s Head Coach Rickard Lindberg.

Personal:

Born Nov. 21, 1990…Bjorn is the son of Helene and Lasse Hellgren…has two sisters: Rebecca and Julia…he loves skiing and played ice hockey on one of Sweden’s premier teams until he was 15 years old…major is economics.