TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Elle Johnson, the 2017 state champion in South Carolina, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf at Florida State for Head Coach Amy Bond and her staff. She has been ranked as high as third and is currently ranked ninth in the state by the South Carolina Junior Golf Association.
“I am super-excited to officially be a Seminole,” said Johnson. “I have always dreamed of playing college golf and that will be a reality in the fall of 2019. I have worked hard to get to where I am today. I’m blessed to have an opportunity to be a member of the Florida State Women’s Golf Team.”
Johnson, who will graduate from Spartanburg High School in 2019, was named the Spartanburg Herald–Journal Upstate Golfer of the Year in 2017 after winning the 5A State Championship. She shot scores of 71-71 to win the title by two strokes. Johnson was the 2017 Region Champion, the 2017 Upperstate runner-up and 2017 State Champion. Johnson’s individual finish helped the Vikings to a fifth place finish in the team standings at the State Championship.
Johnson earned All-Region honors in 2015 as she led the Vikings to the state tournament and again in 2017. She participated in the state championship tournament as an individual in 2017. Johnson finished in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings at the 2018 State Championship.
Johnson has also been successful on the South Carolina Junior Golf Association circuit throughout her career.
Johnson won the championship in the Spartanburg JGA event at the Heddles Hideaway Country Club in 2017. She won seven events including the SCJGA tournament at Three Pines Country Club and at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club in 2014.
“We are thrilled that Elle has chosen to become a member of the Seminole family,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “She is a player who has a bright future and I can’t wait to get her here on campus in the fall. She will be a welcomed addition to our young team.”
Florida State finished the fall season ranked 20th nationally by Golfstat and Golfweek. The Seminoles earned three top-five team finishes with a second place finish at the Jim West Challenge, a fourth place finish at the Cougar Classic and a tied for fifth place finish at the Stanford intercollegiate. Florida State opens its spring season at the Northrop Grumman Challenge Feb. 3-5, 2019.