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Cole Anderson

Cole Anderson - SAAC - Florida State Seminoles

Cole's Profile

(Updated June 2023)

Career Honors:

Redshirt Junior Season (2022-23):

  • Earned a crucial 1UP Match Play win in the NCAa Quarterfinals against Illinois’ Matthis Besard.
  • Tied for 29th at the NCAA Championships, shooting a 4-over 294 (73-71-70-70).
  • Earned his first collegiate win, tying for first at the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial at 11-under.
  • Tied for 14th at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational, shooting a 4-under 209.
  • Scored another Top 10 finish, placing ninth at the Seminole Intercollegiate (2-over 218).
  • Tied for 10th at the Cabo Collegiate Invitational, shooting a 1-under 212.
  • Carded a 2-under 214 (71-75-68) at the Watersound Invitational.
  • Career-best performance at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate, finishing second at the Mirabel Golf Club.
  • Twice recorded career lows in Scottsdale, producing a first-round 65 and a second-round 64.
  • Finished with a 15-under (65-64-66) 195 at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate, part of a record-breaking team score of 805 (270-261-274) by the Seminoles.
  • Tied for sixth at Olympia Fields, shooting a 3-under 207 (72-71-64).
  • Anderson’s round of 64 at Olympia Fields tied for the lowest round of the tournament.
  • Tied for eighth at the Folds of Honor Collegiate, carding a 2-under (71-72-71) 214.
  • Tied for 13th in stroke play at the Jackson Stephens Cup, shooting a 3-under 213.
  • Earned a 1UP win against UNC’s Peter Fountain in the Jackson Stephens Cup championship match.
  • Led the Seminoles with a 69.08 stroke average and a -1.92 vs. par in the 2022 fall season.

Redshirt Sophomore Season (2021-22):

  • Played in nine tournaments and carded an average score of 73.00.
  • Had three finishes in the Top 20, included a third-place showing at the All-American Intercollegiate.
  • Clutch performances over three post-season tournaments at the ACC Championship, the NCAA Regional and NCAA Championship.
  • Went 2-1 at the Barbara Nicklaus Cup.
  • Shot a 3-under par 210 (68-72-70) placing T31 at the Cabo Collegiate Invitational.
  • Tied for third at the All-American Intercollegiate, shooting a 2-under 142 (76-66) in two rounds of play.
  • Tied for 17th at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational at 3-over (68-74-68).
  • Tied for 22nd in stroke play at the ACC Championship, shooting 2-under (71-71-72).
  • Tied for 19th at the NCAA Palm Beach Regional, shooting 3-over (73-71-75).
  • Tied for 40th at the NCAA Championship Final, shooting an 11-over 291 over four rounds of play.

Redshirt Freshman Season (2020-21):

  • Finished fourth on the Seminoles averaging 72.79 and +0.76 vs. par.
  • Played in seven tournaments and 21 rounds, recording eight rounds at par or less.
  • Tied for sixth at the Seminole Intercollegiate, shooting a 6-under 210 (71-69-70).
  • Finished in the Top 15 in three of his seven tournaments played.
  • Tied for 14th at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional at the Seminole Legacy Club, shooting a 4-under 212 (68-70-74).
  • Tied for 15th at the Camp Creek Seminole Invitational, carding a 1-under 215 (67-73-75).
  • His low round included a 67 in the first round of the Camp Creek Seminole Invitational.

Freshman Season (2019-20):*

  • Finished third on FSU in its shortened season with a 72.44 scoring average.
  • Joined Jamie Li and Calvin Sierota as the only Seminoles to play in all six stroke-play tournaments in 2019-20.
  • Garnered his first Top 10 finish at the Seminole Intercollegiate (1-over 217).
  • Had two rounds in the 60s (first-round 66 at Maui Jim; first-round 69 in Cabo).
  • Shot Even-par 216 (74-71-71) at the White Sands Intercollegiate (T40th).
  • Finished 1-0-1 at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational (match play).
  • Shot a 10-over 220 (66-76-78) at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate (T67th).
  • Shot a 6-over 216 (71-74-71) at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invite (T27th).


Freshman Season (2019):

  • Enrolled early at Florida State University, beginning in January 2019.
  • Did not compete for the Seminoles in his first semester.

Before Florida State:

  • Became one of the top golfers in his home state of Maine.
  • Won the 100th Maine Amateur in 2019, carding a 9-under 201.
  • Led the 2019 Maine Amateur at Portland Country Club from start to finish, winning by eight strokes.
  • Three-time Maine Class A high school champion at Camden Hills Regional High School.
  • Four-time all-conference class A selection (2015-18).
  • Maine State Match Play Invitational champion (2018).
  • New England PGA junior champion (2017).
  • Won the Samoset Resort Club title (2016 and 2017).
  • AJGA Coca-Cola junior champion (2017 and 2018).
  • New England Golf Association Junior individual champion (2016).
  • Portland Press Herald High School Golfer of the Year (2015).
  • Committed to Florida State University in February 2017.
  • Three-year player on his high school’s varsity baseball team.

All About Me:

  • What’s a good story about you growing up? I don’t know if it’s a good story, but when I was 4-5 years old I broke the same bone in my arm on Columbus Day two years in a row.
  • Explain the first job you ever had: Bagging groceries.
  • How did you fall in love with golf? I fell in love with golf by playing once with my friend at 10 years old and playing ever since.
  • Who are some of the professional golfers you idolize? Brooks Koepka and Tiger Woods.
  • What are some obstacles you’ve had to overcome? I grew up in a town where not a lot of people played competitive sports so I have to find my own competition and inspiration a lot.
  • If you could pick one person to meet, who would it be and why? Tony Robbins. He is a very inspirational person and I have always wanted to pick his brain.
  • Which social media platform is your favorite and why? Twitter, because I think it has the most entertaining content.
  • What is the biggest reason you chose FSU? I chose Florida State because I felt like it is the best university in the country for me to chase my dreams.
  • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? Baseball and Hockey.
  • If you could choose a song to be introduced to coming out to the first tee, what would it be? Two-Step by Dave Matthews.
  • What is one topic outside of golf that you could have a long conversation about? The Red Sox.
  • Up to this point, what’s the greatest thing that’s happened in your life? Signing my letter of intent to play golf at Florida State.
  • What skill or craft would you love to master someday? I would love to learn how to play the guitar.