Preview: Men’s and women’s golf

The FSU men’s and women’s golf teams are loaded with talent as the 2021 winter-spring season ramps up. Some golfers opted to remain amateurs due to some lower-level pro tournaments canceling or postponing events during the pandemic. We take a look at the men’s team, which has already begun play, as well as the women’s team.

Men’s coach: Trey Jones (beginning 18th season at FSU, led FSU to 14 straight NCAA Tournament appearances)

Women’s coach: Amy Bond (joined FSU in 2010, led FSU to seven straight NCAA Tournament appearances).

Men’s golfers to watch: John Pak (69.40 average last year), Jamie Li (70.39), Cole Anderson (72.44), Calvin Sierota (73.67), Greyson Porter (74), Connor Futrell.

Women’s golfers to watch: Beatrice Wallin (72.24 average last year), Amanda Doherty (72.44), Amelia Williamson (75.33), Puk Lyng Thomsen (75.67), Elle Johnson (75.78)

Men’s tournaments coming up: FSU will play host to the Seminole Intercollegiate at Golden Eagle on Feb. 20-21. There will also be events in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Stuart, Fla., and Naples, Fla. The ACC championship is April 23-26 in Alpharetta, Ga. FSU will host an NCAA Regional on May 17-19 at Seminole Legacy Golf Club. The full tournament schedule can be found here

Already under way: The FSU men’s team won its opener, the Camp Creek Seminole Invitational. Futrell had a final-round 5-under 67 to lead the Seminoles past Wake Forest and a large group of ACC schools. Vincent Norrman won his second event at FSU, at Ponte Vedra Beach.

Women’s tournaments coming up: FSU opens at the Moon Invitational in Melbourne on Feb. 14 and also holds the Seminole Match-up at the new Seminole Legacy Course beginning Feb. 26. The full tournament schedule can be found here.

Newcomer to know: Norrman, a graduate transfer from Georgia Southwestern, has impressed in the early part of 2021. Norrman shot a 72-68-72 in the season-opening tournament and won at Ponte Vedra. A native of Sweden, Norrman recently helped the International Team to the Arnold Palmer Cup title and was the nation’s top-ranked Division II golfer at Georgia Southwestern (he won seven tournaments from 2016-20).

Playing at the Open: Wallin shot 75-75 in her two rounds at the U.S. Open last year. She also helped lead Sweden to the 2020 European Team Championships.