May 7, 2021 - by
John Pak Prepares for 48th Walker Cup

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ( – Florida State senior men’s golfer John Pak will have the honor of competing in his second Walker Cup this weekend as he represents the United States against Great Britain & Ireland on May 8-9 at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla.

The Walker Cup consists of some of the world’s top amateur golfers and is a match-play style event that occurs every two years. Pak and the USA Team were selected by the United States Golf Association’s International Team Selection working group. The R&A selects the team from Great Britain and Ireland.

John Pak Prepares for 48th Walker Cup

On Saturday, May 8, there will be four foursomes (alternate-shot) matches in the morning and eight singles matches in the afternoon. On Sunday, May 9, there will be four foursomes matches in the morning and 10 singles matches in the afternoon. All matches will be 18 holes.

NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock, as well as the GOLF Channel, will collaborate on televising every part of this weekend’s event.

In his first Walker Cup appearance at Royal Liverpool in 2019, Pak went 3-0 in his matches to help Team USA defeat GB&I 15 ½ to 10 ½.

Pak has ranked first through the entire duration of the PGA TOUR University rankings that began last summer and end through the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship on June 2. The native of Scotch Plains, N.J., looks to be one of the Top five finishers in the rankings to earn a direct path to The Korn Ferry Tour.

Pak, whose eight career wins at FSU are tied for the most in program history, is having another tremendous collegiate year. He ranks first in Golfstat’s national player rankings, and is second in Golfweek’s player rankings.

Pak’s scoring average of 69.83 leads the Seminoles as he seeks his third sub-70 scoring average in a single season at FSU. Daniel Berger in 2013 is the only other Seminole to ever record a scoring average in the 60s when he scored a 69.79 in 2013. Pak’s scoring averages include a 69.40 in 2020, 69.56 in 2019 and 70.49 in 2018.

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