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ELLE JOHNSON

Player profile

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

CAREER STATISTICS

(As of October 5, 2021)

Years Events Rounds Strokes Avg. Low Top 10
2019-20 3 9 682 75.78 71
2020-21 4 12 909 75.75 69
Totals 7 21 1,591 75.76 69

 

JOHNSON IN THE SEMINOLE RECORD BOOK

Career Stroke Average — 17th — 75.76

HONORS

2019 Academic President’s List (Fall) (4.0 GPA)
2020 Academic President’s List (Fall (4.0 GPA)
2020, 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2020 Golden Torch Award Winner for Women’s Golf (FSU Academics)
2020 Academic Dean’s List (Fall)
2021 Academic Dean’s List (Spring)
2021 WGCA All-American Scholar Team

ON JOHNSON (CAREER AVERAGE: 75.76 / LOW ROUND: 69)

Destined to be one of the Seminoles’ top golfers as a junior with two-years of collegiate experience on her Seminole resume…has played in seven events in the first two seasons on her career entering the 2021-22 fall and spring seasons…was Florida State’s alternate golfer during the 2021 NCAA Louisville Regional Championship…traveled with the team to the event at the University of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville, Ky…carded her career-best single round score of 69 in the first round of the Valspar Augusta Invitational in the spring of 2021…her career-best three round tournament score (219) and score vs. par (+3) came in the Jim West Challenge in the fall of 2019…her career best finish of tied for 26th came as she played as an individual in the spring 2020 Florida State Matchup 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 prior to beginning her career at Florida State…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…a total of 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 University President’s List Honors in the fall of 2019 and the spring of 2020 for a perfect 4.0 GPA…earned Dean’s List Academic Honors in the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021…named to the 2020 and 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll…named to the 2021 WGCA All-America Scholar Team…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 75.76 strokes in seven career events entering her junior season.

FALL 2021

Helped Florida State to the championship of the Inaugural Barbara Nicklaus Cup at Muirfield Village Golf course in Dublin, Oh. (Oct. 4-5)…fell in the first day morning foursomes to Austin Coggin and Mychael O’Barry of Auburn, 2UP…teamed with Michael Skane of the Seminole men’s team in the opening matches of the tournament…Florida State defeated Auburn by a 7-1 mark in the first of three matches for the Seminoles in the event…helped Florida State to a 6-1-1 win over Ohio State with a 3&2 win over Aneka Seumanutafa in afternoon singles play to move the Seminoles to 2-0 on the first day of the Barbara Nicklaus Cup…played against Arizona State in the mixed foursome competitions with Connor Futrell…Johnson and Futrell gained a 3UP victory over Josele Ballestar and Breyana Matthews of Arizona State on the second day of competition…Arizona State defeated Florida State 4-2-2…the Seminoles won the team championship with a 2-1 record and 16.5 total team points…earned a 2-1 record with one mixed foursome win and one singles win in the Nicklaus Cup…

 

 

SUMMER 2021

Finished in sixth place at the South Carolina Women’s Open at the Cobblestone Golf Club in Blythewood, S.C. with scores of 75-72-69 for a three round total of 216…played well throughout the event and moved up from a tied for 10th place standing after one round to T9 after two rounds to sixth in the final standings…her score of score 69 in the final round was the second best of the final round of the event…carded a 4 over par 75 and was in a tie for 10th place after the first of three rounds…carded a 1 over par score of 72 in the second of three rounds and was tied for ninth with 147 total heading into the final round….finished in 45th place at the Florida Women’s Open with scores of 75-75-79 and a three-round total of 229…was in a tie for sixth place after two rounds with scores of 69-72=141…the event was played on the Riomar Country Club and Pointe West Country Club courses…finished in a tie for 53rd place in the Inaugural Sea Island Women’s Amateur on the Seaside Course at the Sea Island (Ga.) Golf Club…was a tie for 45th place after the second round with scores of 74-76=150…finished with scores of 74-76-79 for a three round total of 229…

SPRING 2021 (SEASON AVERAGE: 75.75 / LOW ROUND: 69)

Played in a career-high four events in helping the Seminoles qualify for the NCAA Louisville Regional Championship…played as an individual in the four events in which she appeared – the Moon Invitational, the Florida State March Up, The Valspar Augusta Invitational and the Pinetree Women’s Collegiate…carded her career-low score of 69 in the first round of the Valspar Augusta Women’s Invitational…finished in a tie for 51st place in the individual standings of the Moon Invitational…the leading individual after the first round of play in the Moon Invitational with an 18 hole score of 74…carded an even par score of 72 in the second round of the Moon Invitational for the two-round total of 146 — one stroke off of her career best score for 36 holes…finished as the top individual in the Moon Invitational with a 221 score and scores of 74-72-75…played as an individual in the Florida State Match-Up…in a tie for 40th place after a first round score of 77…second round score of 75 gave her a 36-hole total of 152…finished in a tie for 53rd place at the Florida State Match-Up with scores of 77-75-84 for a three-round total of 236…her first round career-low score of 69 at the Valspar Augusta Invitational had her in a tie for 10th place in the individual standings…first two scores at the Valspar Augusta Invitational were 69-77 and her total of 146 and put her in a tie for 35th place in the individual standings after two rounds…finished in a tie for 40th place at the Valspar Augusta Invitational with scores of 69-77-75 for a three round total of 5 over par total of 221…played as an individual in the Pinetree Collegiate…was in a tie for 22nd in the individual standings with a first round score of 76…finished in 42nd place in the Pinetree Collegiate with scores of 76-79-76 and a three round total of 231…averaged 75.75 strokes in 12 rounds during four events.

WINTER 2021

Finished in a tie for 41st place at the South Atlantic Women’s Amateur Championship (The Sally) at the Oceanside Golf Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla. (January 6-9, 2021)…totaled scores of 77-76-82-75 for a four-round total of 310.

FALL 2020

Played on one event on the GolfWeek Collegiate Series as the college golf schedule was put on pause by the Covid-19 pandemic…finished in 16th place in the individual standings of the GolfWeek Sandestin Amateur with scores of 76-79-75 for a three round total of 230.

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

SPRING 2021

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Moon Invitational 74-72-75 +5 221 T51
Florida State Match-Up 77-75-84 +20 236 T53
Valspar Augusta Invitational 69-77-75 +4 221 T40
Pinetree Women’s Collegiate 76-79-76 +15 231 42

ELLE JOHNSON BY THE NUMBERS

  • Round: 69 (Valspar Spring Invitational, Spring 2021)
  • 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: 69 (Valspar Augusta Invitational, Spring 2021)
  • Second Round: 72 (Moon Invitational, Spring 2021)
  • Third Round: 74 (Jim West Challenge, Fall 2019)

ELLE JOHNSON'S EAGLES AT FLORIDA STATE

  • Spring 2021, Pinetree Collegiate, First Round, Hole 16, March 22, 2021

ELLE JOHNSON'S SCORES IN THE 60'S

  • 69: First Round, Valspar Augusta Invitational, Spring 2021