On Byrd: A two-year member of the Seminole men's golf team...gained valuable experience as a member of the Seminole men's golf team in his first two years at Florida State...one of the top high school players during his prep career he earned Future Collegians World Tour All-America Third Team honors in 2006...has won over 75 tournaments during his junior golf career with those wins coming in 11 different states...
Fall 2007: A member of the team but did not play in any events
Spring 2008: A member of the team but did not play in any events
Fall 2008: A member of the team but did not compete in any events.
Spring 2009: A member of the team but did not compete in any events.
Before Florida State: Graduated from Olympia High School in 2007...earned Future Collegians World Tour All-America Third-Team honors in 2006...a two-time Florida Junior Player of the Year by the Florida Junior Golf Association...win the Class 2A District 8 individual championship in 2006...earned individual medalist honors at the district championship and named to the All-Central Florida First-Team for boys golf...named to the All-Central Florida Team five times during his career...a four-time All-Metro Conference First-Team selection and was named to the Conference Player three times during his prep career as voted on by the league's 13 head coaches...runner-up for the individual regional title as a senior...led his high school team to three consecutive state championship titles in 2004, 2005 and 2006...in 2004 at the age of 15 he won his first Florida Junior Tour championship event at the Orange County National Golf Center...he won the championship of the 16-18 age division while only 15 while playing in his first FJT event...ranked among the top 20 juniors in the state of Florida throughout his prep career...helped lead his high school team to the championship of the Central Florida Super Six Invitational.
Personal: Born Jan. 5, 1989...James is the son of James Byrd and Kim Patiry...his father has earned two degrees from Florida State - his undergraduate and his law degrees...selected Florida State over Duke, Virginia, UCF, USF, and UNF...a life-long Florida State fan...his hobbies include wakeboarding, listening to music and watching movies...majoring in business.