On Nevestad: A three-year letter winner as a Seminole golfer who played the best golf of his career in his final season ...earned his bachelor's degree in social science in August of 2007 and began his graduate school career at Florida State in the fall of 2007...earned his way into Florida State's starting line-up for the Seminoles strong run in the 2007 NCAA East Regional Championship and the NCAA Championship finals...closed his career as he carded a 72 in the final round of the NCAA Division I men's Golf Championship...helped the Seminoles finish in a tie for fourth in his final ACC Championship, fifth in his final NCAA East Regional Championship and in a tie for 13th in his first and final NCAA Championship final event...became a Seminole after transferring from Florida Atlantic and enrolling at Florida State during the spring 2005 semester...carded his career-best single-round score of 65 in the first round of the Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate during the spring 2006 season...earned eight career top-10 individual finishes including two during his Florida State career...earned top-25 individual finishes in 18 of his 38 career events and finished in the top-20 in 14 events during his career...earned medalist honors twice during his career...finished in first place in the individual standings at the Stetson Fall Intercollegiate during the fall of 2003 and the Daytona Beach Invitational during the fall of 2004...best career tournament score of 211 (-5) came during the fall 2004 Charleston Southern Invitational...has earned six tournament scores with below par scores for the event during his career...led his Florida Atlantic team in stoke average in each of his three semesters of competition with the Owls.
Fall 2003: Started for Florida Atlantic in all four matches during the fall season...shot his career low for a single round (first of two times in his career) of 68 in the first round of the rain shortened Charleston Southern Fall Invitational...helped the Owls finish second (out of 11 teams) in the event...began his collegiate career as he shot an opening round of 69 at the Mission Inn Collegiate Classic...finished the event in a tie for seventh place with a 217 score for the 54 hole event to earn his first (of six) top 10 career finishes...helped lead Florida Atlantic to a third place finish (out of 18 teams) at the East Carolina Pirate Fall Intercollegiate by shooting a total score of 221 and finishing in a tie for 13th place individually...earned his best career finish at the Stetson Fall Intercollegiate after shooting back-to-back rounds of 70 to help guide him earn individual medalist honors...led the team with a career-best 71.70 stroke average.
Spring 2004: Was a member of Florida Atlantic's starting line-up for a single-season career-high six matches during the spring season and once again led the team in scoring average....finished in the top 30 in five of six matches during the spring season and earned a second place finish at the El Diablo Classic...averaged 73.67 strokes at the El Diablo Intercollegiate in finishing eight strokes off the winning pace...shot his lowest score of the season, 69, twice...first score of 69 came at the Big Red Classic in route to a tie for 23rd and his second 69 came in the second round of the Atlantic Sun Men's Champions where he finished in a tie for 13th in the individual standings...finished with an even par 216 at the Atlantic Sun Championship...after his outstanding fall and spring seasons he was named as the Atlantic Sun Freshman-of-the-Year...was named to the Second-Team All-Conference and All-Freshmen teams...finished the season with a 74.61 scoring average in 18 rounds during six tournaments.
Fall 2004: A regular in the Owls' starting line-up in all five matches during the fall...led the team for the third semester in low scoring average...finished in the top 10 in three of five matches during the season...placed 10th individually in the Mission Inn Collegiate Classic by shooting 217 for the second year in a row...matched his career low round with a 68 in the second round of the Charleston Southern Fall Invitational in route to a third place finish...career low tournament score of 211 (-5 is also his best tournament score vs. par) at the Charleston Southern Fall Invitational...low 36-hole score of 137 in the first two rounds of the Charleston Fall Invitational...earned medalist honors and helped guide the Owls to a first place team finish (out of 14 teams) at the Daytona Beach Invitational...six of 14 rounds at par or better including three rounds in the 60's...averaged 72.64 strokes in 14 rounds during five tournaments.
Spring 2005: Competed in four tournaments including his first career ACC Championship in his first semester as a Florida State golfer...helped lead the Seminoles to three top-10 finishes including a sixth place finish at the Florida State hosted Seminole Intercollegiate...ranked third on the team with seven scores at 75 or less...the Seminoles' top finisher with a tied for 12th place finish at the Seminole Intercollegiate and finished in the teams' top three in each of the four events he competed in...his 219 tournament total at the Seminole Intercollegiate was the third best tournament score for the Seminoles during the spring...best round of the season came in the first round of the Seminole when he carded a one-under par 71...averaged 74.36 strokes in 11 rounds during four tournaments in his first season in Tallahassee.
Fall 2005: Played in four events and helped the Seminoles to four top-10 team finishes including a third place standing at the Tennessee Tournament of Champions...tied for the team lead as he carded 11 (out of 12 rounds) with scores at 75 or below...his only score not at 75 or below was a 76 in the third round of The Ridges Intercollegiate...best finish of the season came at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate as he finished tied for 14th place with a two-over par score of 218...low round of the season (70) came in the second round of the Shoal Creek Tournament...counted 10 of 12 individual scores (.833 percent) toward the team score during the season...the Seminoles' leading finisher at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate...finished second on the team with a 73.33 stroke average in 12 rounds during four events.
Spring 2006: A team leader who helped the Seminoles finish 14th in the NCAA East Regional Championship...shot a career-low 65 in the first round of the Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate...tied his career low tournament score with a five-under par score of 211 in finishing in sixth place at the Lexus/Naples event...his single-round score of 65 at the Lexus/Naples event was tied for the best round of the season (with Matt Savage's 65 in the NCAA East Regional) while his tournament score at the Lexus/Naples event led the team for the season...helped lead the Seminoles to five top-10 team finishes as a he played in a career-high nine events during the season...tied for first on the team with 17 rounds scored at 75 or less...finished as the team leader at the Gator Invitational (tied for sixth in the individual standings) and at the Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate (sixth place)...his top two finishes ranked as the top individual finishes during the fall 2005 and spring 2006 seasons for the Seminoles...played well in his second career ACC Championship with a four-over par score of 220 and a tie for 35th place individual finish...shot a cumulative score of even par during the first two events of the season...was plus five at the Gator Invitational and minus five at the Lexus /Naples Intercollegiate...counted 20 of 27 rounds during the season (.740 percent) to the team score...averaged 74.44 strokes in 27 rounds during nine tournaments.
Fall 2006: Played in one event and helped the Seminoles to a third place finish in the team standings at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate...shot a tournament-best 76 in the second round and finished with a 234 total for the three round event...was the fourth highest ranking Seminole in the event as the team counted two of his three individual scores toward the team score...averaged 78.00 strokes in three rounds during one tournament.
Spring 2007: Played the best golf of his career on the biggest stages in college golf as he helped lead the Seminoles to a 13th place finish in the NCAA Championship finals...earned his way into the Seminoles' starting line-up for the final four events of the season - the ACC Championship, the Linger Longer Invitational, the NCAA East Regional Championship and the NCAA Championship finals -- the most important tournaments played by the Florida State men's golf team in more than 10 years...12 of his final 13 rounds played at 76 or below for a stroke average of 73.31 strokes in the final six weeks of the season...six rounds in the final 13 of his career at par or better...was a total of 25 strokes over par in his final four events of the season...closed his career with a two-over par 72 in the final round of the NCAA Championship finals and finished in a tie for 78th place in the individual standings...had his individual score counted twice during the four rounds of the championship...tied his season-best single-round score with his one-under par 71 in the final round of the NCAA East Regional Championship...birdied two of his final four holes (including the 18th) to move under par for the round....after a birdie on his second hole of the round, Nevestad reeled off 12 consecutive pars and closed with birdies on 15 and 18 to earn his best single-round score of the event...finished the regional with a six-over par score of 222 - the third consecutive event he has finished at six-over par or better...played well in leading the Seminoles to a tie for fourth place finish in the ACC Championship...he carded even par scores of 72 in the second and third rounds and finished with a three-round total of 218 - the second best of his senior season...played even par golf on the front and back nines of the final round...closed the Linger Longer Invitational with an even-par 72 in the final round...his 215 tournament total tied for the second best of his Seminole career and was his best score since firing a 211 at the spring 2006 Lexus/Naples Intercollegiate...finished in a tie for 17th place to earn his second consecutive and 14th top-20 placing of his collegiate career...10 of his final 12 rounds of the season at 75 or better...counted 9.5 rounds out of 12 (.792 percent) scores toward the team score...averaged 73.75 strokes in 16 rounds during five tournaments.
Before Florida State: Attended Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., during the fall 2003, spring 2004 and fall 2004 seasons...the only member of the 2003-04 Florida Atlantic team to participate in all 10 events...named Atlantic Sun Freshman-of-the-Year...named to the Atlantic Sun Second-Team and All-Freshman teams in 2004..won his first college individual championship at the Stetson Intercollegiate in 2003...member of the 2002 Norwegian World Championship team...won the individual 2002 Norwegian World Championship...was the top finisher at the 2002 European Team Championship...led his team to a first place finish at the 2001 and 2002 Norwegian Team Championship...helped his team win the 2001 Nordic Team Championship...attended and played golf at Ullern Vas Norwegian College.
Personal: Born January 7, 1981 in Oslo, Norway...son of Johan Raaum and Kjersti Nevestad...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2006 and 2007...earned Dean's List Honors with a grade point average of better than 3.5 in the spring 2007 academic semester...earned his bachelor's degree in social science during the summer of 2007.