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Jonathan Keppler

Jonathan's Profile

(Updated June 2019)
Redshirt Junior
Marietta, Ga.
high school
Kennesaw Mountain

Career Honors:

• ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017, 2018, 2019).

Redshirt Junior Season (2018-19):

  • Played in three tournaments as a senior, recording an average score of 74.11.
  • Carded a opening round of 69 at his first appearance of the year at the Seminole Intercollegiate.
  • Tied for 27th at the Seminole Intercollegiate, shooting a 1-over 217 (69-74-74).
  • Tied a career low with a first round of 68 at the Irish Creek Intercollegiate.
  • Also played at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational.

Redshirt Sophomore Season (2017-18):

  • Recorded two Top-10 finishes while shooting 74.52 in the 2017-18 year.
  • Tied for third in the season opener at The Doc Gimmler, shooting a 4-under 206.
  • Carded a 4-under 66 in the opening round of The Doc Gimmler on Sept. 9.
  • Tied for sixth at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate, shooting a 4-under 212.
  • Played 21 rounds in 2017-18, tying for the fifth-most on the team.
  • Ranked third on the team in par 3 scoring (3.17).

Redshirt Freshman Season (2016-17):

  • Played in 29 rounds and 10 tournaments, producing a stroke average of 73.76 and shooting +2.69 vs. par.
  • Eight of his 29 rounds played were at par or less, while three of his rounds were shot in the 60s.
  • Had two Top-10 finishes, placing seventh at the year-opening Rod Myers Invitational (-3) and tying for eighth at the Seminole Intercollegiate (-8).
  • His best round of the year was a 4-under 68 in the second round of the Rod Myers Invitational held at Duke University Golf Club on Sept. 10, 2016.

Freshman Season (2015-16):

Did not compete in first year.

Before Florida State:

  • Three-time regional champion from his freshman to junior seasons.
  • Earned an individual state championship as a freshman while also being named all-state and all-county.
  • Has three Top 10 finishes in amateur tournaments, highlighted by a fifth-place finish at the Carolinas/Georgia Junior where he shot a two-day score of 146 (68-78) in 2013.

All About Me:

  • Born: September 20, 1996.
  • Parents: Karen and Stephen Keppler (father was an All-American golfer at FSU in 1982).
  • Major: Exploratory.
  • How did you first start getting into golf? My dad introduced me to the game.
  • What would you say is your greatest golf moment so far? Playing for FSU last year.
  • Who is your favorite professional golfer? Tiger Woods. He would make any tournament interesting and out-worked everyone.
  • My favorite club in my bag is: Wedges. They are your scoring clubs.
  • I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: It has been a lifelong dream of mine.
  • What is something many people don’t know about you? I love Crystal Palace F.C.
  • What is the best advice you have ever received? Not everything will go your way. It’s the way you react to everything thrown at you.
  • What music are you currently listening to? Country.
  • What shows are you currently watching? Prison Break.
  • What’s your favorite movie? Remember the Titans.
  • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Hanging with friends and fishing.
  • What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? Things could be worse in life. I am playing golf.
  • What are the top three things on your bucket list?
    • Play Augusta National.
    • Travel Europe.
    • Meet Tiger Woods.
  • If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why? Flash. So I could run fast and go anywhere.
  • What makes Florida State University a great place? Everyone is family here.

Jonathan Keppler By The Numbers:

Round: 68 (Rod Myers Invitational, Fall 2016; Irish Creek Intercollegiate, Spring 2019 ).
Tournament: 208 (Seminole Intercollegiate; Spring 2017)
Best Finish: 7 (Rod Myers Invitational; Fall 2016).