Burgess Exempt Through First Four Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Events
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
2013 Royal Oaks Invitational, Dallas, Texas
2015-16 (Sr.): Competed in eight events… Finished in the top-25 three times, and was the lone Mustang to win an individual title… Posted a counting team score in 20 of 24 rounds (83.3 percent)... Shot par or better in seven rounds… Tallied two eagles and 63 birdies… Won his first-career individual championship at The Farms Collegiate Invitational (Feb. 8-9) after firing a seven-under 209 and carding a career-low 68 in the third round… At the Mason Rudolph Championship, he finished 19th shooting a 6-over 219… At the Hawkeye Invitational, he rounded off the season with a 2-over 218 to finish 21st.
2014-15 (Jr.): Began his season at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in March after missing the fall portion of the campaign due to injury... Posted the third-best percentage of par or better rounds on the team (9 of 22)... Carded a season-low 69 (-2) in the final round of the Mason Rudolph Championship... Had a season-best finish at the Robert Kepler Invitational, tying for 13th (217, +4)... Shot a 1-under 71 in the third round of stroke play at the NCAA Championships, helping SMU advance to the final round of stroke play and finish 14th nationally.
2013-14 (So.): Totaled 11 round of par or better over 13 tournaments... Posted two rounds of par or better in the NCAA Championships, finishing 49th out of 155 golfers at +3... Tied for 21st at the NCAA San Antonio Regional at +3... Tied for 19th at the American Athletic Conference Championship, helping lead SMU to the team title... Carded a career-best 66 in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament in Arizona; tied for 17th at the event... Tied for 18th at the Gifford Collegiate.
2012-13 (Fr.): Competed in seven tournaments... Recorded a season-best finish at The Gopher Invitational, tying for ninth in his first collegiate event... Recorrded five rounds of par or better... Had a season-best three-round score of 215 at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate... Tallied two rounds of 68.
Prior to SMU: Won his individual league championship in 2012... Won the individual 2012 San Diego County Championship... Won the 2012 AJGA Under Armour/Hunter Mahan Championship... Earned San Diego All-CIF honors and was named Player of the Year in his district his senior year... Helped lead his team to three straight league and country championships (2010-12), as well as the Southern California Championship all three of those years... Led his team to the overall California State Championship in 2011... Earned five top-10's in SCPGA Toyota Tour Cup tournaments and 10 top-30's in AJGA events... Graduated with a 3.7 GPA and earned a spot on the school's Dean's List, and was also named a San Diego Union Tribune scholar athlete.