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Jake Carter

Jake's Profile

(Updated June 2019)
Aiken, S.C.
high school
South Aiken

Career Honors:

  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017 and 2018).

Junior Season (2018-19):

  • Made two appearances in the fall 2018 at the Rod Myers Invitational and the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational.
  • Posted an average score of 75.67 in his two appearances.

Sophomore Season (2017-18):

  • Played 21 rounds as a sophomore, finishing with a 74.05 scoring average.
  • Tied for 18th at The Valspar Collegiate, shooting a 1-over 214.
  • Tied for 27th at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate, tying for 27th with a 4-over 220.
  • Tied his career low with a 70 in the second round in the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate.

Freshman Season (2016-17):

  • Competed in three tournaments, finishing with a 74.78 stroke average.
  • Played in the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate (+18), Querencia Cabo Collegiate (+9) and the Seminole Intercollegiate (+7).
  • Low round of the year was a 2-under 70 in the first round of the Seminole Intercollegiate on March 10, 2017.

Before FSU:

  • Enjoyed a highly accomplished career at South Aiken High School.
  • Recorded back-to-back Southern Cross championships in 2015 and 2016 at his home course at the Palmetto Golf Club.
  • Put together a tremendous senior season which included winning Region5-AAAA as well as Lower State.
  • Two-time all-state selection in high school who won his regional title twice and a Lower State title four times.
  • Also won two state championships.
  • Committed to play for Florida State as a rising junior in the summer 2014.
  • Top-50 amateur golfer according to Golfweek.
  • Won two America Junior Golf Association events, finishing first at St. Francisville, La., in 2015 and winning the Junior All-Star Event at Eagle Ridge in 2012.
  • Also had five Top-5 finishes and eight Top 10s in AJGA events.
  • Honor Roll member all four years of high school.

All About Me:

  • Parents: Brian and Nancy Carter.
  • Major: Business Management.
  • How did you first start getting into golf? Because of my dad when I was a little kid.
  • What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? When I shot 64 the last round of the Southern Cross and came back and won.
  • Who is your favorite professional golfer? Kevin Kisner. I’ve known him since I was little.
  • My favorite club in my bag is: Putter because I play well with it.
  • I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: I liked the coaches and the school.
  • What is something many people don’t know about you? I just started learning to play the guitar.
  • What is the best advice you have ever received? Stick to the process.
  • What music are you currently listening to? Country.
  • What shows are you currently watching? Last Man Standing and The Ranch.
  • What’s your favorite movie? American Sniper.
  • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Hunting and fishing.
  • What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? To be humble.
  • What are the top three things on your bucket list?
    • Go out west on a big hunting trip.
  • If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Superman because I could fly and would be super strong.
  • What makes Florida State University a great place? The faculty and staff that help us every day.

Jake Carter By The Numbers

Round: 70 (Seminole Intercollegiate, Spring 2017; Querencia Cabo Collegiate, Spring 2017; Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate, Fall 2017; Rod Myers Invitational, Fall 2018).
Tournament: 214 (Valspar Collegiate; Spring 2018)
Best Finish: T18 (Valspar Collegiate; Spring 2018)