Smotherman finishes tied for fifth
SMU boasts three top-20 finishes after day one
Mustangs tee off Saturday at 9 a.m.
Burgess finishes 19th for second top-20 finish this season
Higgs tied for eighth, Burgess tied for 15th
2015-16 (Jr.): Competed in all nine tournaments... Finished in the top-10 four times, and was the Mustangs’ best finisher in two events… Posted a counting team score in 22 of 27 rounds (81.4 percent)... Shot par or better in 12 rounds (44.4 percent)… Finished with his career-best finish (T7) after carding a six-under 210 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, while also recording a career-low round of 67… Helped lead SMU to titles at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate and The Farms Collegiate Invitational with T-eighth and T-10th finishes, respectively… At Erin Hills, shot a 1-under 215… At The Farms, shot a 3-over 219… Tallied a team second-best four eagles, while ranking third in birdies with 65.
2014-15 (So.): Competed in four tournaments, posting a season-best finish at The American Championship (T-22nd, +3), helping lead SMU to a runner-up team result... Tied for 34th at the season-opening GolfWeek Conference Challenge... Tied for 40th as an individual at the Gifford Collegiate (+7).
2014 - Summer: Placed second at the Kansas City Amateur, carding a final round 66 to finish at six-under par.
2013-14 (Fr.): Posted a season-best 69 (-3) in the second round of the Jim West Intercollegiate... Tied for 29th at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate... Competed in six events for the season... Made his collegiate debut at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invite.
2013 - Summer: Competed at the U.S. Amateur Championship.
Prep: Two-time First Team All-Metro... 10 medalist finishes... Three-time First Team All-Eastern Kansas League... 2013 All-EKL individual champion... Three-time regional team champions... Four-time team EKL champions... 2012 state champions.