Enjoyed a decorated freshman campaign, becoming the program’s 31st All-American (PING Third-Team; Phil Mickelson Freshmen All-American) while also earning ACC Freshman of the Year and All-ACC honors.
Named to the PING All-Southeast Region Team.
Led the Seminoles with a 70.49 scoring average in 12 tournaments played. His scoring average was the second-lowest in a full year in program history, only surpassed by Daniel Berger’s 69.79 average in 2012-13.
Ended his first year as the 23rd-ranked golfer in the nation according to Golfstat’s Division I player rankings.
Led the 2017-18 Seminoles in several other categories, including first-round average (72.17), last-round average (69.42), par 3 scoring (3.01), par 5 scoring (4.70), birdies (122) and pars per round (11.89).
26 of his 35 rounds played were at par or less, while 16 of his 35 rounds were scored in the 60s.
Pak’s 26 rounds at par or less are a new program record, eclipsing Hank Lebioda’s 24 rounds in 2014-15.
Scored a single-round low six-under (66) in the second round of the Seminole Intercollegiate on Feb. 24.
Recorded his lone tournament win at the Seminole Intercollegiate, shooting an 8-under 208 at Golden Eagle Country Club.
Totaled nine Top 10 finishes and four Top 5 finishes.
Placed second at his first tournament in The Doc Gimmler on Sept. 9-10, 2017.
Shot under par in his first six collegiate rounds played.
Shot 5-under or lower in four different rounds, including the final round of the ACC Championship (-5 67), final round of the Valspar Collegiate (-5 66), the Doc Gimmler and the Seminole Intercollegiate.
His three-round aggregate score of 201 (-9) at The Doc Gimmler is the fourth-lowest in program history.
Before Florida State:
Ranked seventh in the 2017 signing class and 15th among all junior golfers according to Golfweek.
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.
Top 100 WAGR ranking.
Second-place finish at the Terra Cotta Invitational on May 7, 2017 (73-72-71).
Finished fifth at the 2017 Polo Golf Junior Classic.
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.
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.
My favorite club in my bag is: 8 Iron. I use it on all of my drills.
I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: I believe I can get better here.
What is something many people don’t know about you? I was homeschooled my last three years of high school.
What is the best advice you have ever received? No pain, no gain.
What music are you currently listening to? Pop.
What shows are you currently watching? Blacklist.
What’s your favorite movie? Dead Pool.
What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? Getting mad doesn’t get you anywhere.
What are the top three things on your bucket list?
Play in the Majors.
Play Pine Valley.
If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Batman because he is a genius and is super rich.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome in your life? Moving to Orlando away from my family.
What makes Florida State University a great place? The support you get is incredible.
John Pak By The Numbers:
• Round: 65 (The Doc Gimmler, Fall 2017)
• Tournament: 201 (The Doc Gimmler, Fall 2017)
• Best Finish: 1st (Seminole Intercollegiate, Spring 2018)