Before they turned pro: John Pak
23 Jun 2024
by Justin Golba of AmateurGolf.com

see also: John Pak Rankings

John Pak (Florida State Athletics Photo)
John Pak (Florida State Athletics Photo)

John Pak had a phenomenal amateur career at Florida State, and now he has his first win on the Korn Ferry Tour. 

Pak won the Compliance Solutions Championship at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla., by three shots. He finished 23-under with rounds of 64-66-65-70. He entered the final round with a comfortable seven-shot lead.

This is Pak's second professional win. He won the 2023 Elk Ridge Saskatchewan Open at 21-under on PGA Tour Canada by four shots with rounds of 66-64-66-63 over Connor Howe and Chris Korte.

Pak won the 2021 Jack Nicklaus Award, Ben Hogan Award, and Fred Haskins Award. He was the first Florida State golfer to win the Ben Hogan and Fred Haskins awards. He was also the 2021 ACC Player of the Year and the low amateur at the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. 

He was the only player with a perfect record in the 2019 Walker Cup, the 2018 ACC Freshman of the Year, and established the single-year scoring average record at Florida State, shooting 69.56 as a sophomore.

International appearances
Walker Cup: 2019 (winners), 2021 (winners)
Arnold Palmer Cup: 2020

Amateur wins
2014 AJGA Annapolis Junior
2018 Seminole Intercollegiate, Rod Myers Invitational
2019 Sea Best Invitational, Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate, ACC Championship
2020 Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate, Seminole Intercollegiate
2021 The Calusa Cup

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