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Florida State Men’s Golf sets record with four All-Americans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (June 12, 2023)The Florida State Men’s Golf Team, which tied for third at the 2023 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships, established a program record on Tuesday morning when four members were named Division I PING All-Americans.

Junior Brett Roberts (Second Team), redshirt junior Cole Anderson (Third Team), junior Frederik Kjettrup (Honorable Mention) and freshman Luke Clanton (Honorable Mention) were each recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The four selections eclipse the previous school records of three in 2015 and 2021.

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The record also coincides with FSU breaking a new mark with four All-ACC selections in 2023, which were Anderson, Kjettrup, Roberts and freshman Jack Bigham.

Roberts continued his outstanding career with arguably his best season yet, shooting a career-low 70.59 and -0.62 average vs. par. The Coral Springs, Fla., native tied for seventh during the four rounds of stroke play at the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz., and placed in the Top 10 in six of his 12 tournaments played in the 2022-23 academic year.

Roberts becomes just the third three-time All-American in FSU men’s golf history, joining Nolan Henke (1985, 1986, 1987) and John Pak (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021).

Anderson etches his name as one of the 38 All-Americans in program history after a career year earning third-team honors. The Camden, Maine, native shot a career-low 70.62 scoring average along with a -0.59 average vs. par, along with winning his first collegiate tournament at the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial. Anderson led the Seminoles with 27 rounds at par or less and was one of three on the team with double-digit rounds in the 60s (10).

Kjettrup picked up his second straight honorable mention All-America honor after helping the Seminoles to the NCAA Championships Match Play Semifinals. The Denmark native recorded a 70.94 scoring average and led FSU with 16 rounds recorded in the 60s. He won the Watersound Invitational earlier this season against a very competitive field.

Clanton had an enormous late-season run to pick up honorable mention All-America honors as well. The native of Hialeah, Fla., won the NCAA Morgan Hill Regional at The Institute Golf Club in Calfornia, the first FSU freshman to ever win an NCAA Regional. He entered the NCAA Championships with nine straight rounds at par or less, and picked up the clinching win in the NCAA Match Play Quarterfinals when he defeated his opponent from Illinois, 1UP.

Florida State Men’s Golf is expected to bring back its entire core that guided the program to its furthest point in the NCAA postseason since 2010.

Division I PING All-America Teams

First Team
Ludvig Åberg, Texas Tech
Fred Biondi, Florida
Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Illinois
David Ford, North Carolina
Ben James, Virginia
Tommy Kuhl, Illinois
Christo Lamprecht, Georgia Tech
Gordon Sargent, Vanderbilt
Preston Summerhays, Arizona State
Caleb Surratt, Tennessee
Michael Thorbjornsen, Stanford

Second Team
Nick Dunlap, Alabama
Nick Gabrelcik, North Florida
Ian Gilligan, Long Beach State
Derek Hitchner, Pepperdine
Yuxin Lin, Florida
Christiaan Maas, Texas
Maxwell Moldovan, Ohio State

Brett Roberts, Florida State
Ross Steelman, Georgia Tech
Sampson Zheng, California

Third Team
Cole Anderson, Florida State
Owen Avrit, Oregon
Ryan Burnett, North Carolina
Sam Choi, Pepperdine
Canon Claycomb, Alabama
Austin Greaser, North Carolina
Dylan Menante, North Carolina
William Moll, Vanderbilt
William Mouw, Pepperdine
Herman Sekne, Purdue

Honorable Mention
Matthew Anderson, San Francisco
Josele Ballester, Arizona State
Jonas Baumgartner, Oklahoma State
Barclay Brown, Stanford
Jackson Buchanan, Illinois
J.M. Butler, Auburn
Ricky Castillo, Florida

Luke Clanton, Florida State
Santiago de la Fuente, Houston
John Dubois, Florida
Mats Ege, East Tennessee State
Garrett Endicott, Mississippi State
Luke Gifford, Pepperdine
Drew Goodman, Oklahoma
Nathan Han, Columbia
Connor Howe, Georgia Tech
Max Kennedy, Louisville

Frederik Kjettrup, Florida State
Marcus Lim, Sacred Heart
Ben Lorenz, Oklahoma
Brian Ma, Harvard
Phichaksn Maichon, Texas A&M
Dylan McDermott, Colorado
Michael Mjaaseth, Arizona State
Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen, Oklahoma State
Matthew Riedel, Vanderbilt
Daniel Rodrigues, Texas A&M
Drew Salyers, Indiana
Cole Sherwood, Vanderbilt
Neal Shipley, Ohio State
Brendan Valdes, Auburn
Ben Van Wyk, Georgia
Karl Vilips, Stanford
Patrick Welch, Oklahoma

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