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Harry Ellis

Harry Ellis - Men's Golf - Florida State Seminoles

Harry's Profile

Career Honors:

  • Two-time Division I PING All-Southeast Region Team (2017, 2018).
  • 2018 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar Team.
  • Two-time All-ACC Academic Team (2017, 2018).
  • Two-time All-ACC Team (2017, 2018).
  • 2017 PING Honorable Mention All-American.
  • Four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll.
  • Ends career at 13th all-time at FSU in career average (72.46).
  • Top 10 in FSU history in wins (T8th) and par or less rounds (10th – 44).
  • 2017 Amateur Champion (gained exemptions to 2017 Open Championship, 2018 Masters and 2018 U.S. Open).

Redshirt Senior Season (2017-18):

• Second on Florida State with a 71.72 scoring average while enjoying three Top 10 finishes.
• Won two tournaments in his redshirt senior year, tying for the third-most in a year by a Seminole.
• Ellis’ par 4 scoring of 3.9966 is the second lowest in program history.
• Set career low in average score vs. par at +0.14.
• 15 of his 29 rounds played were at par or less.
• Ranked first on the team and sixth nationally in most holes under par.
• Co-won the spring season-opening Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate on Feb. 13.
• Ellis’ second tournament win of his career was shared with teammate Jamie Li. Ellis shot an 11-under 205 (69-67-69).
• The other Top 5 finish in the spring came at The Seminole Intercollegiate on Feb. 25, shooting a 4-under 212.
• Defeated United States Amateur Champion Doc Redman in the Georgia Cup, 6&5, in the annual match play that pits the U.S. vs. British Amateur champions on March 25.
• Selected to the Ben Hogan Award Watch List.
• Earned his first collegiate title, tying for first at the Marquette Intercollegiate on Oct. 3, 2017.
• Shot a 3-under 213 in his championship win, which was played at Erin Hills – the same site where Seminole Brooks Koepka won the 2017 U.S. Open title.

2017 Offseason:

  • Won the Amateur Championship held at Royal St. George’s Golf Club in England on June 24, 2017.
  • Delivered a stunning comeback to defeat Australian Dylan Perry in the Amateur Championship, winning on the second sudden-death hole after being 4 down with 5 holes left to play.
  • Became the third player to win both the English Amateur and The Amateur, joining Sir Michael Bonallack and Michael Lunt. Of the three, Ellis achieved the dual feat at the youngest age.
  • Earned exemptions to the 2017 Open Championship, the 2018 Masters and the 2018 U.S. Open.
  • Shot 12-over (77-75) at The Open Championship from July 20-21 at Royal Birkdale.
  • Competed at the Arnold Palmer Cup for Team Europe held at Atlanta Athletic Club from June 9-11, 2017, winning the Day 1 foursome.

Redshirt Junior Season (2016-17):

  • Tremendous showing in 2016-17, recording career bests in scoring average (71.62), average vs. par (+0.54) and rounds played (39).
  • Generated 23 rounds at par or less as well as 12 rounds recorded in the 60s. He entered the year with six career rounds at par or less and one round in the 60s.
  • Led the Seminoles in par 3 scoring (3.1) and total birdies (130).
  • Totaled three Top-5 finishes, including a second-place showing at the Seminole Intercollegiate where he shot 13-under.
  • His other Top-5 showings were tying for fifth at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate (-2) and also tying for fifth in the Washington Regional (-3).
  • Tremendous showing in 2016-17, recording career bests in scoring average (71.62), average vs. par (+0.54) and rounds played (39).
  • Dropped a six-under 65 in the third round of the Querencia Cabo Collegiate on Feb. 28, 2017, tying Cristobal Del Solar for the lowest single-round score of the year.
  • Shot six-under in a single round three times, including in Cabo, in the second round of the Seminole Intercollegiate (six-under 66) and in the second round of the NCAA Championship (six-under 66).
  • Ellis’ 66 recorded in the second round of the NCAA Championship at Rich Harvest Farms is the lowest round vs. par recorded by a Seminole in an NCAA Final.
  • His 39 rounds at par or less is the second-most in a season at FSU, trailing only Hank Lebioda’s 40 rounds in 2014-15.
  • 92.3 percent of his scores counted (36 total), the third-most in FSU history.

Redshirt Sophomore Season (2015-16):

• Competed in four tournaments with an average score of 75.58.
• Top performance of the year came at the Seminole Intercollegiate, where he tied for 22nd with a 1-under 215 (71-72-72).
• His first-round 71 (-1) at Southwood Golf Club at the Seminole Intercollegiate marked his lowest round of the year.
• Played in the DICK’s Sporting Goods Collegiate Cup (Sept. 25-27), Querencia Cabo Collegiate (Feb. 28-March 1) and the Valspar Collegiate (March 21-22) in addition to the Seminole Intercollegiate (March 11-12).

Redshirt Freshman Season (2014-15):

•    Did not compete.

Freshman Season (2013-14):

•    Started school in January 2014 and played in four tournaments to start his Seminole career, posting a 73.83 stroke average.
•    Turned in his best round at the Seminole Intercollegiate with a 5-under 67, which was also tied for the lowest round of the tournament.
•    Tied for 16th with a 2-over 218 at the Seminole Intercollegiate for his best finish.
•    Tied for 20th at the Gator Invitational in his first collegiate tournament with a 10-over 220.

Before Florida State:

  • Attended Wildern School.
  • Youngest English amateur champion in 2012 at the age of 16.
  • Member of the Men’s Homes Internationals Team in 2012.
  • Member of the European Boys and Boys Home International team in 2013.
  • Member of Team Great Britain golf team for the 2013 Australian Youth Olympics.
  • Great Britain and Ireland Jacque Leglise team member in 2012.
  • Two-time county junior champion in 2009 and 2013.
  • Runner-up of the French Boys International Championship.

All About Me:

  • Born: September 10, 1995.
  • Parents: Murray and Tracey Ellis.
  • Major: Sport Management.
  • How did you first start getting into golf? At 18-months old I picked up a club at a family friends’ party, plus all the family played golf.
  • What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? Winning the British Amateur (in 2017); the feeling of having a 4/5 ft. putt to win on the 38th.
  • Who is your favorite professional golfer? Tiger Woods. Grew up in an era when Tiger was at his prime and it definitely had some effect on me to get out there and work for it.
  • My favorite club in my bag is: Love my whole bag but someone has to try and take the driver out of my hands from time to time.
  • I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: it was “love at first sight.” On my visit I saw a team and coaches and environment that could provide an opportunity for my golf game to grow.
  • What is the best advice you have ever received? Take ownership of your game.
  • What music are you currently listening to? I listen to everything. No specific genres.
  • What shows are you currently watching? Billions, Ballers, and Deadliest Catch.
  • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Strong follower of soccer and sports in general.
  • What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? It’s like life. Some days are great and some can be rough, but you just need to keep looking forward and enjoy it.
  • What are the top three things on your bucket list?
    • Play in the Masters (qualified for the 2018 Masters).
    • Fly a plane.
    • Own a bucket list.
  • If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Batman because the outfit looks the best.
  • What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome in your life? Losing my mom to breast cancer three weeks before starting my journey at FSU.
  • What makes Florida State University a great place? A big family community that has a great passion for sport and are proud to be Seminoles.

Harry Ellis By The Numbers:

  • Round: 65 (Querencia Cabo Collegiate, Spring 2017)
  • Tournament: 203 (Seminole Intercollegiate, Spring 2017)
  • Best Finish: T1 (Marquette Intercollegiate, Fall 2017; Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate, Spring 2018)