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Corey Carlson

Corey's Profile

(Updated June 2019)
Green Cove Springs, Fla.
high school

Senior Season (2018-19):

  • Played nine events as a senior, shooting a 73.12.
  • Had a Top-10 finish at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate, tying for ninth with a 4-under 140 (69-71).
  • Tied for 12th at the Seminole Intercollegiate, shooting a 2-under 214 (72-73-69).
  • Shot a 1-over 217 (70-73-74) at NCAA Regionals.
  • Made two appearances in the fall 2018, including tying for 17th at the Rod Myers Invitational (Even-par 216).
  • Participated at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational.

Junior Season (2017-18):

  • Missed much of his junior season due to injury.
  • Played in three tournaments, shooting an average score of 73.56.
  • Tied for 26th in his first tournament back at the Gary Koch Invitational, shooting a 1-over 217.
  • Participated in the ACC Championship and NCAA Regionals.
  • Won the Gate PGA Invitational (Aug. 14, 2018) in the offseason at Ponte Vedra, shooting 5-under par.

Sophomore Season (2016-17):

  • Played in 11 tournaments, shooting 74.17 while garnering one Top-5 finish.
  • Tied for third at the Southern Intercollegiate, shooting a two-round score of 5-under 139.
  • Set career low vs. par with a 4-under 68 in the second round of the Southern Intercollegiate on March 13, 2017.
  • Had a strong two-week stretch where he tied for 14th at the Seminole Intercollegiate (6-under 210) followed by his Southern Intercollegiate showing.
  • Aided the Seminoles greatly in the NCAA Championship, helping FSU reach the fourth round of stroke play after shooting even through the first three rounds (71-73-72).
  • Tied teammate Bennett Baker for the team lead with four eagles.
  • Totaled 10 rounds at par or better.

Freshman Season (2015-16):

• Had a productive first year at FSU, finishing with a 72.78 average score in 23 rounds.
• Finished in the Top 25 in three of his six events played, highlighted by a tied-for-seventh finish at the Seminole Intercollegiate on March 11-12, 2016.
• Shot a career-low 69 (3-under) in the third round of the Seminole Intercollegiate, finishing 4-under (71-72-69) overall.
• Tied for 21st at the NCAA Kohler Regional on May 16-18, shooting an even-par 216 (73-72-71) to help FSU advance to its fifth straight NCAA Championship.
• Tied for 25th at the ACC Men’s Golf Championship (2-over), including a first-round 71 on April 22.
• Displayed consistent golf in all 23 rounds played, shooting above a 75 in just one round.
• Made his collegiate debut at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate in the fall 2015 (Oct. 5-6), shooting a 9-over 219 and finishing in 41st.

Before FSU:

  • Played at the amateur level at Clay High.
  • Won the 2015 Florida Azalea Tournament in Palatka, Fla., with a 199 (68-68-63).
  • Subsequently earned Junior Boys Player of the Week honors.
  • Won the American Junior Golf Association with a 2-over par 215 at the Taylormade Adidas Junior All-Star in Braselton, Ga.

All About Me:

  • Born: October 6, 1995.
  • Parents: David and Lisa Carlson.
  • Major: Criminology.
  • How did you first start getting into golf? Because of my grandfather.
  • What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? Playing in two NCAA championships.
  • Who is your favorite professional golfer? DJ (Dustin Johnson) because he handles himself very well.
  • My favorite club in my bag is: My irons.
  • I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: Great coaches and program to be a part of.
  • What music are you currently listening to? Everything.
  • What shows are you currently watching? Blacklist.
  • What’s your favorite movie? The Hangover.
  • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Working out and family.
  • What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? To respect people.
  • What are the top three things on your bucket list?
    • Travel the world.
    • Go skydiving.
    • Meet Tiger Woods.
  • If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Batman.
  • What makes Florida State University a great place? It’s the greatest college golf program.

Corey Carlson By The Numbers:

Round: 68 (Southern Intercollegiate, Spring 2017)
Tournament: 210 (Seminole Intercollegiate, Spring 2017)
Best Finish: T3 (Southern Intercollegiate, Spring 2017)