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Riley Smyth

Cary, NC
Cardinal Gibbons
High School


2020-21 (Junior)
• Named to the Annika Award Watch List

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

Junior / High School / Amateur Notes
• Majoring in economics at UVA

• 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 William C. Eacho women’s golf scholarship endowment for the 2020-21 academic year

Riley Smyth’s Career Statistics

2018-19 20 1514 75.50 70
2019-20 18 1323 73.50 67
Totals 38 2837 74.66 67

Riley Smyth’s Career Bests
Career Best Tournament Finish: 3rd, Windy City Collegiate, Oct. 1, 2019
Career Top-10 Finishes: 3
Career Best 54-Hole Score: 210, Windy City Collegiate, Oct. 1, 2019
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 67, Tar Heel Invitational, Oct. 12, 2019