TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Men’s Golfers Harry Ellis and John Pak were each named to the Division I PING All-Southeast Region Team, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Ellis earns his second career selection to the team, including his second straight year as an all-region selection. The England native who is currently preparing for the U.S. Open finished second on the team with a 71.72 scoring average. Ellis’ scoring average in his final season was nearly identical to his average from his All-America year in 2016-17 (71.62).
As a freshman, Pak was outstanding for the Seminoles. He led FSU with a 70.49 scoring average, the second-lowest in a single year by an FSU golfer. He is only surpassed by Daniel Berger’s 69.79 scoring average in the 2012-13 campaign. The native of Scotch Plains, N.J., also led FSU in par 3 scoring (3.01), par 5 scoring (4.70) and birdies (122).
Ellis’ two victories this year were the most by a Seminole since Jack Maguire also posted two wins in the 2013-14 year. Only Seminoles Brooks Koepka (2011-12) and Christian Raynor (1994-95) delivered more wins in a single year with three apiece. Ellis was a co-winner at both the Marquette Intercollegiate (Oct. 1-3, 2017) and the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate (Feb. 12-13, 2018).
One of many impressive aspects of Pak’s freshman year was becoming FSU’s single-year leader with 26 rounds at par or less. Pak broke the previous record held by current Web.com Tour player Hank Lebioda (24) from the 2014-15 year.
Pak will look to become part of the GCAA All-Freshmen Team that will be announced on May 30. The PING All-American Teams are scheduled to be announced on June 21.