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David Smith
Year: Senior
City/State: Plymouth, Minn.
High School: Robbinsdale Cooper High School
Major: Biochemistry

 

2011-12 (Junior): Competed in all 11 events and compiled a scoring average of 75.42 in 26 rounds ... recorded three Top-25 finished with two of them being Top-10 finishes (seventh best in school history for a season) ... best finish was tied for first at the Kansas Invitational where he fired a 214 (68-72-72), the best individual for an SDSU golfer since Trent Peterson won the Beu/Mussatto Invitational ... carded season lows at the Kansas Invitational for 18-hole (68), 36-hole (140) and 54-hole (214) scores ... finished tied for eighth at the Battle at the Tetons with a score of 217 (70-73-74) ... currently sits in fourth place for Top-10 finishes in a career with five, sixth place for Top-25 finishes in a career with eight and his career scoring average of 76.04 is the sixth best in school history

2010-11 (Sophomore): Competed in ten events and compiled a scoring average of 74.96 in 28 rounds ... best finish was tied for fourth at the Bill Cullum Invitational where he shot season lows in 18-hole (65), 36-hole (141) and 54-hole (213) scores ... recorded two other Top-10 and one other Top-25 finishes at the Kansas Invitational (tied for 15th), the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate (tied for 10th) and the Beu/Mussatto Invitational (tied for sixth) ... scoring average of 74.96 lead the team in the 2010-11 golf season and is the eighth best season scoring average in school history ... 18-hole score of 65 is tied for first  in Jackrabbit men's D-I history ... 54-hole score of 213 is tied for fifth in Jackrabbit men's history... tied for fourth in Top-10 finishes for both a season and a career with three ... sits in 10th place in rounds played in a career with 45 ... ranks fifth in career scoring average with an average of 76.40 ... ranks 10th and seventh respectively in Top-25 finishes for a season (four) and career (five) 

2009-2010 (Freshman): Competed in six events and tallied a 78.76 scoring average in 17 rounds ... best tournament was the Fairway Club Invitational (Nebraska) where he competed as an individual ... finished in a tie for 14th place carding a season best 218 (74-71- 73) ... second round 71 was his lowest 18-hole score of the year, and his 145 through two rounds was his lowest 36-hole score of the year ... shot the team low 36- hole score (145), and 54-hole score (218) at the Fairway Club Invitational ... earned academic all-Summit League recognition ... won the Minnesota State Public Links Championship this past summer

Before SDSU: Had a memorable summer of 2009, qualifying for a pair of United States Golf Association events, including the prestigious U.S. Amateur on Aug. 24-30 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Tied for 177th out of 312 players in the seeding round and missed the cut by just six shots after shooting 154 (77-77) ... also qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links on July 13-18 at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla. Tied for 136th out of 156 players in the seeding round after shooting 160 (80- 80) ... tied for 12th at 2009 Minnesota State Public Links Championship ... a six-time letterwinner in golf, was the North Suburban Conference medalist in 2008 ... four-time all-conference pick ... tied for 14th at the Minnesota Class 2A State High School Golf Tournament in 2007 ... in 2008, posted four top-10s at national junior tournaments, including a win at the Future Collegians World Tour The Ridge at Castle Pines Open. Placed sixth at the American Junior Golf Association Preseason Junior at Chicago Southland, and ninth at the AJGA Randy Wise Junior Open and the FCWT St. Andrews Open ... in 2008, second in Player of the Year points on the Minnesota Junior Players Tour after finishing runner-up at the MJPT Tournament of Champions and making it to the semifinals at the MJPT Match Play Championship ... in 2009, tied for second at AJGA John Deere Classic (72-74- 66-212) and tied for ninth at AJGA Rush Creek (71-77-75-223) ... National Honor Society member.

Statistics

Year

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Career 2009-13

Events

6

10

11

6

33

Rounds

17

28

26

16

87

Strokes

1,339

2,099

1,961

1,249

6,648

Average

78.76

74.96

75.42

78.06

76.41

Low-18

71

65

68

71

65

Low-36

145

141

140

150

140

Low-54

218

213

214

226

213

Top-10

0

3

2

0

5

Top-25

1

4

3

1

9

Best

T-14th

T-4th

T-1st

T-19th

T-1st