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Doug Letson

Player profile

Senior Season: Spring 2013

Posted a spring stroke average of 71.82 in eight tournaments in 22 rounds after a 75.14 stroke average in the fall with just three tournaments and seven rounds…finished year with a 72.62 average…posted a career low 66 in the second round of the Gator Invitational…finished the tournament tied for third for his best three round tournament with a 2-under 208…played in all eight spring tournaments for the team…finished tied for tenth at the USF Invitational and tied for 15th at the Seminole Intercollegiate…named to the All-ACC Academic Team.

Fall 2012

Played in three of the four fall tournaments including the shortened Querencia Cabo Collegiate…best finish of the fall came at the Inverness Intercollegiate where he tied for 20th with a 9-over 222.

Junior Season: Spring 2012

Played in the his second career ACC Championship and his first career NCAA Regional Championship…was a total of seven strokes under par (minus three at the Seminole Intercollegiate, minus four at the FAU Spring Break Invitational and even at the Gary Koch Invitational) in three consecutive events during the season…three consecutive top 10 finishes (tied for ninth at the Seminole Intercollegiate, third at the FAU Spring Break Invitational and tied for 10th at the ACC Championship) marked the first time in his career that he finished in the top 10 in three consecutive events…his third place finish, 209 gross score, minus four score vs. par and single round score of 68 in the third round of the event are all career bests…led Florida State in the ACC Tournament with a two under par score of 70 in the third round…averaged a career low 72.72 strokes in 18 rounds during six events.

Fall 2011

A member of the Seminoles’ starting line-up in all three fall events…best event of the fall season came as a tied for sixth individual finish at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship…finished with first and third round scores of 69, a minus two strokes vs. par total and a 214 gross score total…his under par score was his best of the season… a one under par score of 71 in the second round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship ranked as one of his three below par scores for the season…Florida State’s third leading golfer with a 73.00 stroke average in nine rounds during three events.

Sophomore Season: Spring 2011

Played in one event – the Florida State hosted Seminole Intercollegiate…averaged 76.33 strokes in three rounds during one tournament.

Fall 2010

One of four Seminoles to play as a member of the starting line-up in all four fall events… best individual performance came at the Brickyard as he carded a season low three round score of 220 and finished in a tie for 31st place…best single round score of the season came as an even par 70 in the second round of the Olympia Fields Invitational…one under par score of 71 came in the second round of the Brickyard Intercollegiate…averaged 76.00 strokes in 12 rounds during four tournaments.

Freshman Season: Spring 2010

Helped Florida State reach the NCAA Championship finals for the first time since 1995…played in six events including his first career ACC Championship tournament…earned his first career top five finish with a tied for fifth placing in the Florida State hosted Seminole Intercollegiate… earned a top 25 finish in his first career ACC Championship in helping the Seminoles to a fifth place finish in the event…carded his career best single round score of 68 in the second round of the event… averaged 75.41 strokes in 17 rounds during his events.

Fall 2009

Played in four events and helped the Seminoles to a team victory in his first career event – the inaugural GolfWeek Challenge…earned his first career top 10 finish (tied for ninth) as he finished with scores of 72-73-70 for a spectacular collegiate debut with a one under par score of 215…scored eight of his first nine rounds at 73 or better and was averaging 72.56 strokes in his first three career tournaments…one of only three Seminoles and the only freshman to play in all four events during the fall season.

Before Florida State:

Graduated from H.B. Plant High School in 2009…a three-time all-area first team selection by the Tampa Tribune…named the Most Valuable Player on the varsity team as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior…the individual medalist at the Class 2A District 10 tournament as a senior after finishing as the runner-up as both a sophomore and a junior…posted four consecutive top-10 regional finishes during his prep career…finished in a tie for 12th place at the state championship tournament as a junior…led the Panthers to a pair of appearances in the state championship tournament…earned All-Hillsborough County First Team honors as a senior…averaged 36.0 strokes per round during his senior season…enjoyed a stellar junior golf career…won the Florida Junior Tour’s inaugural major event at the Harmony Preserve Golf Club in 2008…shot a one-under par 215 to win the event…won the 208 FJTY event at Lemon Bay and the Sam Parks Invitational as a junior…a second place finish came at the Gasparilla Invitational at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club…earned 13 top 10 Florida Junior Tour finishes.


Born Oct. 16, 1990…Doug is the son of Peggy and Doug Letson…a member of the National Honor Society and is attending Florida State on a Bright Futures Scholarship…earned a 5.16 grade point average during his high school academic career…named one of the Super Six student-athletes by the St. Petersburg Times prior to his senior season…enjoys all water sports including fishing, wakeboarding and surfing…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2011…selected Florida State over UCF and USF…majoring in economics.