Dec. 13, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Seminole men’s golf team continued to add talent to its roster as Cameron Knight and Seath Lauer both signed National Letters of Intent to attend Florida State University and play for head coach Trey Jones. The addition of Knight and Lauer to the team continues the trend of adding high-profile golfers to the Seminoles’ lineup under Jones who is now in his third year in Tallahassee.
During his first two full years of recruiting at Florida State, Jones has signed four players ranked among the nation’s top 30 prep players.
Knight, a highly regarded player from Wesley Chapel, Fla., was the Florida High School State Champion and the Florida State Golf Association Player of the Year in 2004. He was the runner-up in the Florida Junior Championship and achieved a national ranking of 27th by the Junior Golf Scoreboard for the Class of 2006. Knight is ranked third among all high school seniors in the state of Florida this year.
“Cameron has a solid golf swing that allows him to be a very consistent ball striker,” said Jones. “When Cameron putts the ball well, he makes a lot of birdies and has the track record of shooting low rounds. He will be joining a team that returns its top seven players but I would not count Cameron out on making an impact next fall.”
Lauer, is originally from Florida, but comes to Florida State from Huntington High School in Indiana. He has two titles under his belt already, winning the 2005 FCWT National Championship and the 2005 Innisbrook Easter Classic. Lauer placed ninth in the 2005 AJGA First American Title, and is currently ranked 17th in the nation among high school seniors by Golfweek Magazine. Before moving to the Hoosier State, Lauer was ranked second in the state in the Class of 2006. At the age of 14, he played in the 2002 US Junior Championship and lost to the eventual champion in the round of 32, and later in the 2004 US Amateur and 2004 US Junior where he was knocked out by current Florida State player Matt Savage.
“Seath is a big strong player that hits the driver hard and putts the ball extremely well,” said Jones. “He carries himself with confidence and composure beyond his age. Because of this, he should not have a problem adjusting to collegiate golf.”
Florida State earned four top-10 team finishes during the Fall 2005 season and opens its spring season at the Gator Invitational Feb. 18, 2006 in Gainesville, Fla.