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ELLE JOHNSON

Player profile

(Updated July 2020)
height
5-5
year
Sophomore
hometown
Inman, S.C.
high school
Spartanburg

CAREER STATISTICS

(as of October 20, 2020)

Year Events Rounds Strokes Avg. Low Top 10
2019-20 3 9 682 75.78 71
Totals 3 9 682 75.78 71

 

HONORS

2019 Academic President’s List (Fall) (4.0 GPA)
2020 Academic President’s List (Fall (4.0 GPA)
2020 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2020 Golden Torch Award Winner for Women’s Golf (FSU Academics)

ON JOHNSON (CAREER AVERAGE: 75.78 / LOW ROUND: 71)

A rising star for the Seminoles and in the ACC, she will utilize the experience she gained in her first season to be one of the Seminoles’ top golfers as a sophomore…played in three events as a freshman including two as a member of the Seminoles’ lineup…carded her career-best single round score of 71 in her first career round in the fall 2019 Jim West Challenge…her career-best three round tournament score (219) and score vs. par (+3) also came in the Jim West Challenge…her career best finish of tied for 26th came as she played as an individual in the spring 2020 Florida State Match-Up at Bay Point Golf Club in Panama City, Fla….was ranked as high as the No 3 player in the South Carolina Golf Association junior rankings…won the individual high school state championship as a junior in 2017…finished tied for fourth place in the individual standings of the 2018 high school state championship tournament…played in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur for the first time in her career…qualified for the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur as she shot a 72 at the Bermuda Run Country Club in Advance, N.C…earned 12 top-10 individual junior golf finishes in 2017…won the championship of the Henry Transou Memorial Junior in 2016 and 2018…earned Florida State President’s List Honors in the fall of 2019 and the spring of 2020 for a perfect 4.0 GPA…named to the 2020 ACC Academic Honor Roll…earned the Golden Torch for the Florida State women’s golf team in 2019…the award is presented for outstanding academic achievements by the FSU Department of Athletics and the Seminole Boosters…averages 78.17 strokes in three events entering her sophomore season.

FALL 2020

Finished in 16th place in the individual standings with scores of 76-79-75 for a three round total f 230…scheduled to play in GolfWeek Carolina Country Club Amateur in Spartanburg, S.C. (Nov. 1-3)…

SUMMER 2020

Finished in third place in the South Carolina Open Amateur Championship at the Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood, S.C…was in a tie for first place with a first round score of 69…maintained her first place standing after two rounds with scores of 69-70 for a two-round total of 139…finished with a 1 under par total of 215 for the three round tournament.

SPRING 2020 (SEASON AVERAGE: 77.67 / LOW ROUND: 75)

Played in one event in the Seminoles’ shortened season…an individual in the Florida State Match-Up at Bay Point Golf Club in Panama City, Fla.…was in a tie for 27th place in the individual standings with scores of 75-82 for a 36-hole total of 157 after two rounds of play…finished in a career-best tied for 26th place with scores of 75-82-76 for a three-round total of 233…was the highest finishing of the six individual players in the Florida State Match-Up…a 77.67 strokes in three rounds during one tournament.

FALL 2019 (SEASON AVERAGE: 74.83 / LOW ROUND: 71)

Played in two events – the Jim West Challenge and the Landfall Tradition during her first semester as a Seminole…made her Florida State debut in the Jim West Challenge at the Kissing Tree Golf Course on San Marcos, Texas…carded her career-best single-round score of 71 in the first round of the Jim West Challenge – her first round as a Seminole…totaled one round at par or better and four of six rounds with scores at 75 or better…carded a 1 under par 71 in her first career round at the Jim West Challenge…was in a tie for 34th place in the individual standings after the first round of the Jim West Challenge…a two-round total of 145 had her in a tie for 43rd after 36 holes of the Jim West Challenge…finished her first career collegiate tournament in a tie for 43rd place with scores of 71-74-74 for a 3 over par total of 219…finished tied for third among her Florida State teammates at the Jim West Challenge…in the lineup for the second consecutive event at the Landfall Tradition…carded a 77 in the first round with two birdies…was in a tie for 72nd place after the first round…moved up 16 spaces in the individual standings after two rounds of the Landfall Tradition and was in a tied for 56th place in the individual standings after 36 holes had been played…finished in a tie for 64th place in the individual standings of the Landfall Tradition with scores of 77-74-79 for a three round score of 230…averaged 74.83 strokes in six rounds during two tournaments.

SUMMER 2019

Played in her first career U.S. Women’s Amateur at the Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss…in a tie for 153rd place after two rounds of stroke play…finished play in the U.S. Amateur after two rounds of stroke play with scores of 85-85=170.

BEFORE FLORIDA STATE

Graduated from Spartanburg High School in 2019…earned two top-five state championships finishes as a junior and a senior…the individual State Champion, Regional Champion and finished as the Upperstate runner-up in South Carolina as a junior in 2017…shot identical rounds of 71 to finish at 2 strokes under par in winning the 5A State Championship in 2017…named the Spartanburg Herald–Journal Upstate Golfer of the Year in 2017 after winning the 5A State Championship…earned 5A All-State honors as a junior and a senior…the 5A Regional Champion in both 2015 and 2017…earned 5A All-Region Honors in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018…earned All-Region Honors and named the Co-Regional Player of the Year as a sophomore as she tied for medalist honors with a score of 70 in the Regional Championship Tournament as a sophomore…earned six varsity letters on the Spartanburg High School varsity team (2013 to 2018)…helped the Vikings qualify as a team for the state tournament in 2016 as she led the team with a score of 72…finished in second place in the Region III-5A Tournament as a sophomore…earned All-Region honors for the regional finish in 2015…won the individual championship at the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea Tournament with scores of 74-73 during the summer of 2016 – just prior to the beginning of her sophomore season.

PERSONAL

Born March 26, 2001…Elle is the daughter of Heather and Jamie Johnson…a younger sister, Emma…earned a GPA of 4.8 during her high school academic career…a member of the National Society of High School Scholars…a member of Mu Alpha Theta – the National Math Honor Society…named as a Junior Golf Scoreboard Academic Resume Player in 2019…named to the First Place Academic Team by the Spartanburg Herald Journal as a senior…ambition is to play professional golf…major is Biological Sciences.

WHAT'S IN ELLE'S BAG

Driver: TaylorMade M3 Wood: TaylorMade M6  Hybrid: TaylorMade M6 Wedges: TaylorMade Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Ball: Pro V1 Favorite Club: Driver Superstition: I have to wear perfectly matched socks and my ball marker on the left side of my hat

FALL 2019

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Jim West Challenge 71-74-74 +3 219 T43
Landfall Tradition 77-74-79 +16 230 T64

SPRING 2020

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Florida State Match-Up 75-82-76 +17 233 T26

FALL 2020

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Golfweek Sandestin Amateur 76-79-75 +17 230 16

ELLE JOHNSON BY THE NUMBERS

  • Round: 71 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2019)
  • 36 Holes: 145 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2019)
  • Tournament Score: 219 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2019)
  • Tournament Score vs Par: +3 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2019)
  • Best Finish: T26 (Florida State Match-Up, Spring 2020)
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ELLE JOHNSON'S BEST ROUNDS AT FLORIDA STATE

  • First Round: 71 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2019)
  • Second Round: 74 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2019) (Landfall Tradition, Fall 2019)
  • Third Round: 74 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2019)