Already charging from a slow start, Wildcats face another challenge after weather cuts event to 36 holes
Fall 2014: Competed in three of Northwestern's four fall tournaments including twice as a member of the team lineup ... Best round of the fall came in an even-par 71 during the second round of the Gifford Collegiate (Nov. 3-5) ... After opening that event with a 7-over 78, came back to card a 71 and 72 in the subsequent two rounds to end his fall season on a strong note.
Fall 2014 Results:
Windon Memorial Classic 71-73-80=224 (+14) (67th) Rod Myers Invitational 79-76=155 (+11) (58th) (played as an individual)
Gifford Collegiate 78-71-72=221 (+8) (45th)
2013-14: Worked his way into the team lineup in the spring, playing in five tournaments for the Wildcats and six tourneys total on the year ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed in one event for the Wildcats as an individual in the fall at Northwestern's own Windon Memorial Classic ... Best score of the fall was a 1-over 73 in the opening round of that tournament ... After appearing in the third-place match at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 15) and defeating Iowa's Nate Yankovich, played in three of NU's final four regular-season events ... Improved from a 61st-place result at The Goodwin (March 28-30) to a career-best-tying 22nd at the Boilermaker Invitational (April 19-20) ... Finished the Boilermaker with a final round 1-under 71 to tie with Jack Perry for the team's best 54-hole score (5-over 221).
2013-14 Results: Windon Memorial Classic 73-76-77=226 (49th) (played as an individual)
Big Ten Match Play Championship 1-0
Def. Nate Yankovich (IOWA), 1 up
The Goodwin 74-75-71=220 (61st)
Kepler Intercollegiate 76-75-75=226 (34th)
Boilermaker Invitational 76-74-71=221 (22nd)
Big Ten Championships 79-80-78-76=313 (49th)
2012-13: Competed in five of Northwestern's nine stroke play tournaments, twice as a member of the team lineup during the fall season ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Took 23rd as an individual at NU's own Windon Memorial Classic in his collegiate debut ... After opening with a disastrous 83 in his first college round as a member of the team lineup at the Rod Myers Invitational, came back to card back-to-back even-par totals of 72 in the second and third rounds ... As an individual at the spring U.S. Intercollegiate (3/28-3/30), recovered from an opening 8-over 78 to shoot 72 and 71 in the final two rounds ... Carded a collegiate-best 3-under 69 as an individual at the Northwestern Spring Invitational (4/15-4/16) to place a career-best 22nd overall.
2012-13 Results: Windon Memorial Classic 76-75-74=225 (23rd) (played as an individual)
Rod Myers Invitational 83-72-72=227 (45th)
Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle 76-76-79=231 (64th) U.S. Intercollegiate 78-72-71=221 (73rd) (played as an individual)
Northwestern Spring Invitational 78-75-69=222 (22nd) (played as an individual)
2011-12: Did not see tournament action.
High School: Finished fifth at the 2010 AJGA Cleveland Junior Open at Red Tail Country Club ... Two-time first-team All-State honoree and one second-team All-State selection ... Won the Ohio high school Class II championship in 2010 ... Took fourth in the state in 2008, seventh in 2009 and 14th in 2007 ... Led his team to four top-three finishes in the state, including a pair of state titles ... Four-time News Herald All-State and three-time Cleveland Plain Dealer and district All-Star ... Lowered his season stroke average by two shots every year, going from 78 in 2007 to 72 in 2010 ... Achieved honor roll status in 2008 and 2009, earning school commendation in 2010.
Personal: Born Scott Clifford Smith ... Son of Scott and Lorie Smith ... A consummate sportsman, also enjoys fly fishing, hunting, skiing, basketball, baseball and football ... Chose Northwestern over Purdue, Colgate, Miami (Ohio) and Ohio State ... Majoring in communication studies.