Smotherman finishes tied for fifth
SMU boasts three top-20 finishes after day one
Mustangs tee off Saturday at 9 a.m.
Higgs tied for eighth, Burgess tied for 15th
The Two-Day Event Opens Saturday at 8 a.m. CT
Jason Enloe enters his second season at the helm of the SMU men’s golf team. Enloe was named head coach of the men's golf team on Aug. 8, 2014, after spending three years as an assistant.
In 2015, Enloe led the Mustangs to their second-consecutive, top-three American Athletic Conference Championship finish, coming in second. SMU pushed forward to NCAA play, where the Mustangs tied No. 4 Illinois for the win at the NCAA Noblesville Regional, before a 14th-place team finish in the championship.
Enloe helped lead a group that advanced to the 2014 NCAA Quarterfinals and acheived the program's highest national finish since 1954 (T-5). SMU won the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship and Bryson Dechambeau took individual medalist honors as well. SMU advanced to the NCAA Championships after placing fourth in the NCAA Regionals, including leading for a portion of the final round. Enloe and SMU also hosted the Querencia Cabo Collegiate in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for the first time in 2014.
In 2013, SMU took second at the Conference USA Championships and sixth at the NCAA Regionals. In 2012, the Mustangs tied for fourth in the C-USA Championship and were as high as second at the NCAA Regionals before dropping to seventh in the final round.
Enloe, an SMU alumnus, returned to SMU after a 14-year professional golf career, playing on the PGA/Nationwide Tour, the Canadian Tour, Golden Bear Your and the Adams Tour. He won the Nationwide's Fort Smith Classic in 2009 and the Pete Dye Classic in 2006. He played on the 1997 U.S. World Amateur Team and has twice reached the latter stages of match play at the U.S. Amateur. Enloe was also a four-year letterman for the Mustang golf team.
- 1995 U.S. Amateur Quarterfinalist
- 1996 Monroe Invitational Champion
- 1996 Northeast Amateur Champion
- 1996 US Amateur Round of 16
- 1996 World Amateur Team Member (T-16th)
- Nationwide PGA Tour 2003-11
- 2006 Nationwide Tour Pete Dye Classic Champion
- 2009 Nationwide Tour Fort Smith Classic Champion
- Over 200 career starts on Nationwide Tour