Floyd's comfortable inside his own world

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Taylor Floyd takes constant abuse from his teammates for his quiet demeanor. One of his closest friends on the Augusta State squad, Henrik Norlander, doesn't let a moment go by without getting in a dig.

Taylor Floyd prefers to keep to himself on the course to stay on an even keel. He has five top-20 finishes this year for the Jags.  Corey Perrine/Staff
Corey Perrine/Staff
Taylor Floyd prefers to keep to himself on the course to stay on an even keel. He has five top-20 finishes this year for the Jags.

"He's quiet, but cocky," Norlander kidded.

"Here we go," Floyd responded.

A sophomore from Macon, Ga., Floyd is an only child. While his father, Rusty, is gregarious, the younger Floyd says he takes after his mother, Kay.

On the course, Floyd prefers to be by himself. The reason: to stay even keel.

"It helps me not get as angry," he said. "It helps me keep everything tucked in a little bit."

Floyd provides a solid option in the lineup for Augusta State. After posting a 72.38 average his freshman year, he sports a 73.19 mark with five top-20 finishes.

The 20-year-old Floyd said he's still adjusting to the college game after a stellar career at First Presbyterian Day School, where he was a three-time all-state selection.

Floyd played well in last weekend's Southwest Regional until the closing stretch. He shot 7-over on his last two holes each day and finished in 28th place, 8-over for the tournament.

"I've got to work on closing it out," he said.

Floyd was recruited early by Augusta State golf coach Josh Gregory and never really considered any other schools. Floyd wanted to stay in Georgia, and he committed to the Jaguars before his senior year of high school.

"I knew this was a good program," he said.


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