Bob Shave
Bob Shave
Full Name:  Robert James Shave, Jr


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FSU Career
Golf
Year  Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1956  5-10 160  Fr   *   Willoughby, OH                          
1957  5-10 160  So   *   Willoughby, OH                          
1958  5-11 170  Jr   *   Saint Petersburg                        
1959  5-10 160  Sr   *   Saint Petersburg                        


Awards
Golf
Year  Award
1958  Golf Coaches Association of America - 2nd Team All-American
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2009
Bob Shave, Jr. came to Florida State with a sparkling prep golf history that included winning the state of Ohio high school golf championship in 1953 and 1954.

Shave played on some of FSU's best early golf teams. FSU finished with an 11-0 and 11-1 mark in 1956 and 1957, Shave's first two seasons. Although he was not the No. 1 golfer his first two years he sometimes had the best round of the day. In 1957 Florida State tied for fourth place in the NCAA Tournament and Shave led the way with a third place finish.

In 1958 Shave led FSU to another berth in the NCAA tournament and his exceptional play during the year earned him Second-Team All-American honors from the Golf Coaches Association. He captained the 1959 Seminole team which included FSU great Downing Gray. Shave had identical scoring averages of 72.0 to lead all FSU golfers in both 1958 and 1959.

FSU played in several tournaments throughout Shave's career and he usually performed well. In addition to the third place finish at the NCAA tournament in 1957, Shave won the 1959 Pensacola Invitational and he had seven additional top-ten finishes. He won a number of amateur tournaments including the 1958 Ohio Amateur during the summer months and was a quarterfinalist in the 1956 U.S. Ameteur.

Following his FSU career, Shave played professionally on the PGA Tour until 1973. He played in 116 events and amassed 14 Top 10 and 35 Top 25 finishes. His best finish was second place at the 1963 Cajun Classic Open.

Bob Shave's stellar golfing career at FSU and as a professional have earned him a well-deserved place in the Florida State Hall of Fame.



FSU Statistics
Golf
Year    Tournaments Rounds Par Low Strokes Wins Top10   Ave
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1955-56         8      17.0  6  70  1,258    0     2  74.00
1956-57        14      23.5 10  69  1,717    0     4  73.06
1957-58        16      21.0 11  67  1,508    0     2  71.81
1958-59        13      18.0  9  65  1,295    1     2  71.94
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Total          51      80   36  65  5,778    1    10  72.68
   Date     Opponent/Tournament             Place  Round 1  Round 2  Round 3  Round 4  Total  Par
----------  ------------------------------  -----  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----  ---
            1955-56 Season
02/26/1956  GEORGE WASHINGTON TOURNAMENT             77       76       76       76      305    72
03/16/1956  AUBURN                                   75                                  75    72
03/22/1956  ALABAMA                                  75                                  75    72
03/23/1956  MAXWELL AFB                              75                                  75    72
04/11/1956  ROLLINS COLLEGE                          72                                  72    72
04/21/1956  ROLLINS COLLEGE                          76                                  76    72
04/29/1956  FLORIDA AMATEUR                    3t    70       70       71       77      288    72
05/05/1956  SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE           4t    76       70       75       71      292    72
            1956-57 Season
02/24/1957  GEORGE WASHINGTON TOURNAMENT       7     76       74       73       74      297    72
03/02/1957  AUBURN                                   71                                  71    72
03/09/1957  FLORIDA                                  75                                  75    72
03/16/1957  FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE            3     71       69       70       71      281    71
03/18/1957  GEORGIA TECH                             77                                  77    72
03/20/1957  ALABAMA                                  74                                  74    72
03/21/1957  GEORGIA                                  40                                  40    
03/26/1957  MIAMI                                    75                                  75    72
03/30/1957  ROLLINS COLLEGE                          70                                  70    72
04/27/1957  ROLLINS COLLEGE                          75                                  75    72
05/01/1957  FLORIDA                                  69                                  69    72
05/04/1957  SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE           7t    72       78       74       70      294    72
05/11/1957  AUBURN                                   73                                  73    72
06/25/1957  NCAA TOURNAMENT                    3     75       71                        146    72
            1957-58 Season
02/07/1958  WISCONSIN                                75                                  75    72
02/24/1958  FLORIDA                                  67                                  67    71
03/04/1958  MOODY AFB                                 0                                   0    72
03/08/1958  FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE            3     73       68       76       68      285    71
03/11/1958  JACKSONVILLE NAS                         73                                  73    72
03/15/1958  ROLLINS COLLEGE                          76                                  76    72
03/17/1958  GEORGIA TECH                             68                                  68    72
03/22/1958  FLORIDA                                  70                                  70    72
03/25/1958  GEORGIA                                  72                                  72    72
03/27/1958  SPRING HILL COLLEGE                      67                                  67    72
04/12/1958  AUBURN                                   69                                  69    72
04/15/1958  GEORGIA                                  75                                  75    72
04/21/1958  AUBURN                                   71                                  71    72
04/26/1958  ROLLINS COLLEGE                           0                                   0    
05/03/1958  SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE           5     71       74       75       72      292    72
06/25/1958  NCAA TOURNAMENT                   33t    73       75                        148    
            1958-59 Season
03/02/1959  FLORIDA                                  73                                  73    72
03/07/1959  FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE            3t    71       73       68       80      292    72
03/14/1959  LOUISIANA STATE                          69                                  69    72
03/20/1959  ROLLINS COLLEGE                          65                                  65    72
03/21/1959  GEORGIA                                  67                                  67    72
03/23/1959  GEORGIA TECH                             71                                  71    72
04/10/1959  FLORIDA                                  73                                  73    72
04/11/1959  ROLLINS COLLEGE                          73                                  73    72
04/13/1959  SPRING HILL COLLEGE                      74                                  74    72
04/24/1959  WESTERN ILLINOIS                         75                                  75    72
04/27/1959  FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL                     71                                  71    72
05/01/1959  SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE                 76       75                        151    72
05/09/1959  PENSACOLA INVITAIONAL              1     71       70                        141    72