Florida State finishes with a 28-under 836 to finish the tournament in third place.
Seiffert's 66 pushes Seminole to third after first round of NCAA Regional
The No. 12 Seminoles tee off at 8:00 a.m. at Golden Eagle.
The team posted a 3-over 291 on the rain filled final day of competition.
Florida State had a strong day from senior Chase Seiffert who is now in second place.
On Letson: A returner to the Seminoles' line-up who will compete as one of the nation's top senior golfers...a member of three NCAA Tournament teams who has played in one career NCAA Regional Championship (2012) and two ACC Championships (2010 and 2012)...was in the line-up and scheduled to play in the 2012 NCAA Championship Finals until two broken fingers on his lead hand in a team weight lifting accident took him out of the lineup for the event...has helped Florida State to a pair of top 10 national finishes at the NCAA Championship Finals with a third place finish during his freshman season (2010) and a tied for eighth place finish during his junior season (2012)...Florida State's third place finish in the NCAA Championship final marked the first time the Seminoles had finished in the top 10 in the national tournament since 1995...has played in 24 career events with a single season career high 10 events and a career high 28 rounds coming during his freshman season...played in a career high 10 events as a freshman and was one of only six players on the team to play in at least 10 events during the season...was one of only two freshmen on the team to play in at least 10 events during the season...his career-low score of 68 in the second round of the 2010 ACC Championship was tied for the tenth lowest score by a Seminole player during the 2009-10 season...tied his career low score with a 68 in the third round of the 2012 FAU Spring break Invitational...best 36 hole score (139) came at the Florida State hosted Seminole Intercollegiate during the spring of 2012... averages 72.55 strokes and has earned two top 10 finishes (tied for fifth in 2010 and tied for ninth in 2012) in three Seminole Intercollegiate appearances...best tournament score of 209 came as he played as member of the Seminole' starting line-up in the 2012 FAU Spring Break Invitational...totaled two top 10 finishes as a freshman with a career best tied for fifth place finish at the Seminole Intercollegiate in the spring of 2010 and tie for ninth place finish in the first event of his career - the Inaugural GolfWeek Challenge in the fall of 2009... a career high four top 10 individual finishes as a junior (career best tied for third at the FAU Spring Break Invitational, tied for sixth at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship, tied for ninth at the Seminole Intercollegiate and tied for 10th at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate)...his ever increasing demeanor allows him to manage his game well...a smart player whose shot game abilities allow him to be successful on many different types of courses...is a very good putter...was the runner-up finisher at the Florida State Boy's Junior Championship and the runner-up for the Florida Junior Tour Player of the Year award in 2008...named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic team for the first time in his career...named to the 2012 ACC Academic Honor Roll...averages 74.23 strokes in 70 rounds during 24 tournaments entering his senior season.
Fall 2009: Played in four events and helped the Seminoles to a team victory in his first career event - the inaugural GolfWeek Challenge...earned his first career top 10 finish (tied for ninth) as he finished with scores of 72-73-70 for a spectacular collegiate debut with a one under par score of 215...carded a two under par 70 in his third career round, was one under par for the tournament and finished in the top 10 in his first career round and he displayed his awesome potential for incredible success during his collegiate career...was the Seminoles' third leading finisher and one of three Florida State golfers to finish in the top 10 of the individual standings...Florida State's fourth leading finisher with a one over par score of 217 in helping the Seminoles to the team championship at the Gary Koch Invitational - his third career event...scores of 72-73-72 led him to a tied for 32nd place finish in the high powered fall event...moved up nine spots in the individual standings with his even par score of 72 in the final round of the event...scored eight of his first nine rounds at 73 or better and was averaging 72.56 strokes in his first three career tournaments...tied for third on the team with five rounds at par or better and tied for second on the team with eight rounds scored at 75 or better...one of only three Seminoles and the only freshman to play in all four events during the fall season....was a total of 16 strokes over par in the first four events of his career...averaged 73.36 strokes in 11 rounds during four events.
Spring 2010: Helped Florida State reach the NCAA Championship finals for the first time since 1995...played in six events including his first career ACC Championship tournament...earned his first career top five finish with a tied for fifth placing in the Florida State hosted Seminole Intercollegiate...was the third highest finishing Seminole in the field as he played as an individual in the event...scores of 70 and 71 in the first and second rounds rank as his best career 36 hole score and was in second place in the individual standings after two rounds of play...finished in a tie for fifth place with a third round score of 73...Florida State won the team championship in the event...earned a top 25 finish in his first career ACC Championship in helping the Seminoles to a fifth place finish in the event...carded his career best single round score of 68 in the second round of the event and was in a tie for 22nd place in the individual standings heading into the final round...Florida State's third highest finishing player in the event...his three round tournament score of 218 was the third best of his first season as a Seminole while his plus two strokes over par score was his fifth best of his inaugural collegiate season...closed out his season with a tied for 11th place finish in the 36-hole Golden Ocala Invitational...carded scores of 70 and 73 to finish with the second under par score (minus one, 143) of his career...was a total of one stroke over par in his final two events of the season...averaged 75.41 strokes in 17 rounds during his events.
Fall 2010: One of four Seminoles to play as a member of the starting line-up in all four fall events...helped the Seminoles to two top five - third place at the Brickyard Intercollegiate and fifth place at the Gary Koch Invitational - and a ninth place finish at the US Collegiate Championships...best individual performance came at the Brickyard as he carded a season low three round score of 220 and finished in a tie for 31st place...best single round score of the season came as an even par 70 in the second round of the Olympia Fields Invitational...best back-to-back rounds of 70 and 73 (143) came in the second and third rounds at Olympia Fields...a one under par score of 71 came in the second round of the Brickyard Intercollegiate...averaged 76.00 strokes in 12 rounds during four tournaments.
Spring 2011: Played in one event - the Florida State hosted Seminole Intercollegiate...his best round of the tournament came as a 73 in the third round of the event...improved his score in each of his final two rounds...averaged 76.33 strokes in three rounds during one tournament.
Fall 2011: A member of the Seminoles' starting line-up in all three fall events and helped lead the Seminoles to two top 10 team finishes - second place at the Brickyard Collegiate Championships and sixth place at the Olympia Fields Invitational...best event of the fall season came as a tied for sixth individual finish at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship...finished with first and third round scores of 69, a minus two strokes vs. par total and a 214 gross score total...was in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings after the first round with his season best three under par score of 69...duplicated that score with a 69 in the third round to move back into a tie for sixth in the individual standings - his third of six career top 10 finishes...his under par score was his best of the season, tied for the third best of his career and his second of five under par score for his career...he averaged 71.33 strokes in finishing as the Seminoles' second highest scorer in the event...second on the team with seven of nine scores scored at 75 or better while his scores of 69 in the Brickyard Collegiate were tied for the second best team scores of the season...a one under par score of 71 in the second round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship ranked as one of his three below par scores for the season...Florida State's third leading golfer with a 73.00 stroke average in nine rounds during three events.
Spring 2012: Cemented himself in the Seminoles' starting line-up with the best season of the first three years of his career as he helped lead Florida State to a school record seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance...played in the his second career ACC Championship, his first career NCAA Regional Championship and was slated to play in his first NCAA Championship Finals event but had to miss the event when he broke two fingers on his lead hand in a weight lifting accident just one week before the event began...helped the Seminoles to a third place finish in the ACC Championship and to a tied for third place finish in the NCAA Southwest Regional...also in the starting line-up as Florida State won the team title at the FAU Spring Break Invitational and finished in fifth place in the team standings at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate....was a total of seven strokes under par (minus three at the Seminole Intercollegiate, minus four at the FAU Spring Break Invitational and even at the Gary Koch Invitational) in three consecutive events during the season to earn his position as a fixture in the line-up...three consecutive top 10 finishes (tied for ninth at the Seminole Intercollegiate, third at the FAU Spring Break Invitational and tied for 10th at the ACC Championship) marked the first time in his career that he finished in the top 10 in three consecutive events...top two finishes came as an individual in the Seminole Intercollegiate (tied for ninth) and at the FAU Spring Break Invitational (third)...his third place finish, 209 gross score, minus four score vs. par and single round score of 68 in the third round of the event are all career bests...was in a tie for 27th place in the individual standings after a first round score of 72, moved into a tie for 14th place with a second round score of 69 and finished in third place as he tied his career best with a third round score of 68...played in his second career ACC Championship tournament and helped the Seminoles to a third place finish in the event...led Florida State with a two under par score of 70 in the third round which helped the Seminoles maintain their third place standing in team standings - the Seminoles' best finish since winning the championship in 2008 and only the third time in school history the Seminoles finished in third place or better in the event since joining the ACC for the 1992 golf season...career best 36 hole score of 139 (72-69) came in the first two rounds of the Florida State hosted Seminole Intercollegiate while playing as an individual...was the third highest finishing Seminole in the event and one of four who finish with an under par tournament score for the event hosted by Southwood Country Club in Tallahassee...eight consecutive scores of 72 or better in the Seminole Intercollegiate (all three rounds), the FAU Spring Break Invitational (all three rounds) and the Gary Koch Intercollegiate (first two rounds)...averaged a career low 72.72 strokes in 18 rounds during six events.
Before Florida State: Graduated from H.B. Plant High School in 2009...a three-time all-area first team selection by the Tampa Tribune...named the Most Valuable Player on the varsity team as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior...the individual medalist at the Class 2A District 10 tournament as a senior after finishing as the runner-up as both a sophomore and a junior...posted four consecutive top-10 regional finishes during his prep career...finished in a tie for 12th place at the state championship tournament as a junior...led the Panthers to a pair of appearances in the state championship tournament...earned All-Hillsborough County First Team honors as a senior...averaged 36.0 strokes per round during his senior season...enjoyed a stellar junior golf career...won the Florida Junior Tour's inaugural major event at the Harmony Preserve Golf Club in 2008...shot a one-under par 215 to win the event...won the 208 FJTY event at Lemon Bay and the Sam Parks Invitational as a junior...a second place finish came at the Gasparilla Invitational at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club...earned 13 top 10 Florida Junior Tour finishes.
Personal: Born Oct. 16, 1990...Doug is the son of Peggy and Doug Letson...a member of the National Honor Society and is attending Florida State on a Bright Futures Scholarship...earned a 5.16 grade point average during his high school academic career...named one of the Super Six student-athletes by the St. Petersburg Times prior to his senior season...enjoys all water sports including fishing, wakeboarding and surfing...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2011...selected Florida State over UCF and USF...majoring in economics.
Letson at Florida State
Doug Letson By The Numbers