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  Doug Letson
Doug Letson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tampa, FL

High School:
H.B. Plant

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
10/16/1990

Experience:
3 VL


05/30/2013

Berger Finishes Tied For Second At NCAAs

Florida State finishes tied for 11th barely missing cutoff.

05/29/2013

Seminoles Come Back Strong In Second Round

Florida State makes a 10 stroke improvement from the first round.

05/28/2013

Berger Leads Seminoles After First Round

Berger and Seiffert were named to the PING All-Region team today.

05/18/2013

Advancing To Atlanta

Florida State finishes with a 28-under 836 to finish the tournament in third place.

05/16/2013

Off And Running

Seiffert's 66 pushes Seminole to third after first round of NCAA Regional

Doug Letson Photo Gallery

Senior Season: Spring 2013 - Posted a spring stroke average of 71.82 in eight tournaments in 22 rounds after a 75.14 stroke average in the fall with just three tournaments and seven rounds...finished year with a 72.62 average...posted a career low 66 in the second round of the Gator Invitational...finished the tournament tied for third for his best three round tournament with a 2-under 208...played in all eight spring tournaments for the team...finished tied for tenth at the USF Invitational and tied for 15th at the Seminole Intercollegiate...named to the All-ACC Academic Team. Fall 2012 - Played in three of the four fall tournaments including the shortened Querencia Cabo Collegiate...best finish of the fall came at the Inverness Intercollegiate where he tied for 20th with a 9-over 222.

Junior Season: Spring 2012 - Played in the his second career ACC Championship and his first career NCAA Regional Championship...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...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...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...led Florida State in the ACC Tournament with a two under par score of 70 in the third round...averaged a career low 72.72 strokes in 18 rounds during six events. Fall 2011 -A member of the Seminoles' starting line-up in all three fall events...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...his under par score was his best 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.

Sophomore Season: Spring 2011 - Played in one event - the Florida State hosted Seminole Intercollegiate...averaged 76.33 strokes in three rounds during one tournament. Fall 2010 - One of four Seminoles to play as a member of the starting line-up in all four fall events... 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...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.

Freshman Season: 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... 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... averaged 75.41 strokes in 17 rounds during his events. 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...scored eight of his first nine rounds at 73 or better and was averaging 72.56 strokes in his first three career tournaments...one of only three Seminoles and the only freshman to play in all four events during the fall season.

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

Years

Events

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low

Top 10

2009-10

10

28

2,089

74.61

68

2

2010-11

5

15

1,141

76.07

70

0

2011-12

9

27

1,966

72.81

68

4

2012-13

11

29

2,106

72.62

66

2

Totals

35

99

7,302

73.76

66

8


Fall 2009

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
GolfWeek Challenge 72-73-70 -1 215 T9
Olympia Fields Invitational 73-76-72 +5 221 T24
Gary Koch Invitational 72-73-72 +1 217 T32
Brickyard Intercollegiate 72-77 +10 154 T68

Spring 2010

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Gator Invitational 81-79-76 +26 236 71
Seminole Intercollegiate 70-71-73 +1 214 T5
Linger Longer Invitational 82-76-83 +25 241 T82
Wolfpack Invitational 79-78-73 +17 230 70
ACC Championship 76-68-74 +2 218 T23
Golden Ocala Invitational 70-73 -1 143 T11

Fall 2010

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Olympia Fields Invitational 79-73-70 +12 222 T45
Gary Koch Invitational 76-74-76 +10 226 T42
Brickyard Intercollegiate 76-71-73 +13 220 T31
U.S. Collegiate Championship 80-76-73 +16 229 T75

Spring 2011

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Seminole Intercollegiate 80-76-73 +16 229 T75

Fall 2011

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Olympia Fields Invitational 73-74-74 +11 221 T30
Brickyard Collegiate 69-76-69 -2 214 T6
U.S. Collegiate Championship 76-71-75 +6 222 T41

Spring 2012

Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
Gator Invitational 73-78-79 +20 230 T63
Seminole Intercollegiate 70-69-71 -3 210 T9
FAU Spring Break Invitational 72-69-68 -4 209 3
ACC Championship 74-76-70 +4 220 T32
NCAA Southwest Regional 73-73-78 +8 224 T31

Fall 2012

Tournament

1-2-3

Par

Total

Finish

Inverness Intercollegiate

76-69-77

+9

222

T20

Fighting Illini Invitational

72-79-76

+17

227

T46

Querencia Cabo Collegiate

77

+5

77

T31

Spring 2013

Tournament

1-2-3

Par

Total

Finish

Gator Invitational

74-66-68

-2

208

T3

USF Invitational

73-72-71

E

216

T10

Seminole Intercollegiate

71-70-74

-1

215

T15

C&F Bank Intercollegiate

77

+7

77

T91

Gary Koch Invitational

70-71-74

-1

215

T12

ACC Championships

75-71-77

+7

223

41

NCAA Tallahassee Regionals

70-72-72

-2

214

T27

NCAA Championships

71-71-70

+2

212

T49

Doug Letson By The Numbers

  • Round: 66 (Gator Invitational, Spring 2013)
  • 36 Holes: 139 (Seminole Intercollegiate, Spring 2012)
  • Tournament: 208 (Gator Invitational, Spring 2013)
  • Best Finish: 3 (FAU Spring Break Invitational, Spring 2012; Gator Invitational, Spring 2013)

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