Player: Riley Smyth

2021-Riley Smyth
Hometown: Cary, NC
University: University of Virginia
Area of Study: Economics
Expected Graduation: 2022
Soldier Honored: Christopher W. Eckard


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

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 2021-2022 William C. Eacho Women’s Golf Scholarship Endowment

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