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Riley Smyth

Graduate Student
Cary, N.C.
Cardinal Gibbons
High School
Riley Smyth - Women's Golf - Virginia Cavaliers

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20022-23 (Graduate Student)
• Subbed into NCAA Championship lineup and shot 76-71 in final two rounds for UVA
• Was Cavaliers’ low score in third round, which included two eagles
• Played in all four fall tournaments
• Placed 41st at ANNIKA Intercollegiate to open the season
• Was 36th at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate
• Finished 42nd at Windy City Collegiate Classic
• Was 57th at Stanford Intercollegiate
• Finished 43rd at Collegiate Invitational at Guadalajara Country Club
• Placed 37th at Liz Murphey Collegiate
• Named to the 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll

2021-22 (Senior)
• Helped UVA to 15th-place finish at NCAAs, competing in three rounds
• Subbed into lineup for final two rounds at NCAA Ann Arbor Regional
• Matched her best single-round score by shooting -5, 67 at UCF Challenge
• Placed fifth at Windy City Collegiate to lead UVA in scoring
• That was her second top-five finish at that event (third in 2019)
• Competed in Patriot All-American tournament
• Named an All-America Scholar by Women’s Golf Coaches Association
• Named to 2022 ACC Academic Honor Roll and All-ACC Academic team

2021 (Junior)
• Named to the Annika Award Watch List
• Played in all eight tournaments
• Finished 33rd at NCAA Columbus Regional
• Was 22nd at ACC Championships (+6, 222)
• Finished in the top 10 in four of eight events
• Now has seven career top-10 finishes
• Led UVA in scoring at the Valspar Augusta Invitational
• Posted her best tourney score at Valspar, shooting -6, 210, which equals her career best 54-hole total
• That stands as best UVA 54-hole score this year
• Has recorded the team’s best single-round score (-5, 67) twice this season
• Named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll and All-ACC Academic team
• Named an All-America Scholar by Women’s Golf Coaches Association

2019-20 (Sophomore)
• Finished second on the team with a 73.50 stroke average
• Led UVA in scoring at the Windy City Collegiate and the Tar Heel Invitational with top-10 finishes in both events
• Finished 10th at the IJGA Collegiate Invitational won by UVA
• Was third at Windy City Collegiate, her best finish at UVA, posting career-best score of -6, 210
• Recorded her best 18-hole score, shooting -5, 67 at Tar Heel Invitational
• Named to the Virginia Sports Information Director’s all-state (second team) squad
• Named to 2020 ACC Honor Roll
• Selected an All-America Scholar by Women’s Golf Coaches Association

2018-19 (Freshman)
• Selected an All-America Scholar by Women’s Golf Coaches Association
• Named to ACC Honor Roll
• Did not compete in any fall tournaments
• Made collegiate debut at Rebel Beach Invitational where she finished 23rd, her top showing of the season
• Posted best tourney score (+4, 220) at that event
• Best 18-hole outing was 2-under 70 at NCAA Auburn Regional
•Was team’s number-three finisher at NCAA Championships where she placed 61st

Amateur / High School /Personal
• Has completed her degree in economics at UVA
• Finished 10th at 2022 Donna Andrews Invitational
• Advanced to finals of 2019 Carolinas Golf Association Women’s Match Play Championship
• Tied for 13th at the 2019 Harder Hall Women’s Invitational
• Played in 2015 and 2016 Big “I” National Championship 2015 and 2016
• Finished top 10 at 2017 Dustin Johnson World Junior Championship
• Medalist in stroke play at 2016 North Carolina Junior Championship
• Was 11th at 2016 North and South Junior
• Named Central Carolina Conference Player of the Year in both 2015 and 2016
• Helped team to 2014 and 2016 NCHSAA state championships
• Team MVP in 2015 and 2016
• Placed third at 2014 NCHSAA state championships
• Also played basketball in high school
• Parents are Gwen and Kevin
• Has three older brothers (Kevin, Ryan and Kyle)
• Recipient of the 2022-2023 William C. Eacho Women’s Golf Scholarship Endowment

Riley Smyth’s Career Statistics

2018-19 20 1514 75.50 70
2019-20 18 1323 73.50 67
2021 22 1612 73.27 67
2021-22 29 2171 74.86 67
2022-23 22 1648 74.90 69
Totals 111 8268 74.49 67

Riley Smyth’s Career Bests
Career Best Tournament Finish: 3rd, Windy City Collegiate, Oct. 1, 2019
Career Top-10 Finishes: 8
Career Best 54-Hole Score: 210, Valspar Augusta Invitational, March 14, 2021 and Windy City Collegiate, Oct. 1, 2019
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 67 4x, UCF Challenge, Feb. 8, 2022 (most recent)