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Bennett Baker

Bennett's Profile

height
6'2"
year
Junior
hometown
Tallahassee, Fla.
high school
Chiles

Career Honors:

• ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016).

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 two Top-10 finishes, tying for eighth at the ACC 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 Seminole 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 FSU:

  • Played golf locally at Chiles High School.
  • Named the Tallahassee Democrat’s All-Big Bend Player of the Year in 2013 and 2014.
  • Three-time Tallahassee Democrat All-Big Bend First Team selection.
  • Won the AJGA Junior Steelwood in 2013 after shooting a 202 (71-65-66).
  • Winner of the Florida Junior Tour at Southwood Country Club in 2015 with a two-day score of 138 (72-66).
  • Posted four Top 15 finishes in Florida State Golf Association tournaments in 2013, including 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 2014 AJGA Taylor-Made Adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook (217 – 72-74-71).
  • Shot a 281 (67-72-70-72) and placed 14th at the Southeastern Amateur in Columbus, Ga.

Personal:

  • Born: November 1, 1996.
  • Parents: John and Leslie Baker.
  • Major: Finance.

Bennett Baker By The Numbers:

Round: 66 (Fighting Illini Invitational, Fall 2015)
Tournament: 211 (Fighting Illini Invitational, Fall 2015; Cabarrus County Irish Creek Intercollegiate, Spring 2017)
Best Finish: T8 (ACC Championship, Spring 2017)