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2007-2008 Men's Golf Roster


Craig Smith

Class: r-So.
Height: 6-1
Weight: 155 pounds
Previous School: Davidson Academy
Hometown: Springfield, Tenn.

2007 Fall: Finished the fall ranked fifth in the Sun Belt rankings with a 72.25 stroke average, which was top on the Middle Tennessee team ... Participated in all four tournaments ... Best finish was 13th out of 95 players at Squire Creek Intercollegiate ... Shot par or better in six of the 12 rounds played including shooting under par in five rounds ... Best round of fall season was 68 at Scenic City Invitational.

 

2007 Spring: Ranked 10th in Sun Belt with a 73.26 stroke average for 06-07 season ... Played in all seven spring tournaments and posted a team-best 72.1 stroke average ... Was low medalist at Sun Belt Championships with a 5-under 216 after turning in consecutive bogey-free rounds (second and third) and shooting career best 6-under 66 in the final round, which is the XX best round in program history ... Was named first-team All-Sun Belt and the Sun Belt's Freshman of the Year ... Turned in five Top 10 finishes out of seven tournaments, including four Top 5 finishes ... In addition to winning the Sun Belt Championship, also finished third at the All-American Intercollegiate (216), fourth at the Carter Plantation Intercollegiate (215) and fifth at the First Tee Intercollegiate (211) ... Shot par or better in 12 of 21 rounds, including seven rounds under par ... Was even or under par for four of seven tournaments.

2006 Fall: Participated in all five tournaments with a 75.2 stroke average, which was 30th among Sun Belt golfers in the fall ... Turned in his best finish in the final event of the fall with a 24th-place showing at the Sam H. Hall Invitational ... Also posted his career-best round of 69 in the final round of the Sam H. Hall Invitational ... Posted four rounds of par or better during the fall season ... Became fourth Blue Raider to qualify for the U.S. Amateur after earning low medalist honors at USGA sectional qualifying at Camp Creek golf Club in Watersound, Fla., in August.

2006 Spring: Did not compete in any events.

2005 Fall: Did not compete in any events.

High School: Played for Davidson Academy where he earned Tennessee State Player of the Year honors in 2004 ... Was third team all-state in 2002 and 2003 ... Owns the school's low nine-hole average with a 31 ... Played for coach Kevin Maggard ... Advanced to match play in the 2004 U.S. Junior Championship ... Ranked as one of the top 100 prospects in the nation in 2004.

Personal: Craig is majoring in Liberal Studies ... born on July 1, 1987 ... son of Lee and Pam Smith.