Overland Park, Kan.
Blue Valley West HS
Fall 2011: Was an anchor for the scoring lineup while competing in all six fall events... Finished second on the squad in individual scoring with a 74.18 stroke average... Shot a career-low 2-under par 211 score in the first tournament of the season at the Shocker Classic to finish in a tie for sixth and lead the Wildcats to a second place team finish... Recorded his second top-10 finish of the season at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate where he finished in ninth with an 8-over par 224... Finished a team-best 43rd at the David Toms Intercollegiate.
2010-11: Competed in six events during the 2010-11 season including the final three events... Finished in the top 10 for the first time since the 2008-09 season when he tied for eighth while playing as an individual at the Kansas Invitational, shooting a 1-over 217... Tied for 35th as part of the scoring lineup at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate when he carded a 21-over 237... Shot a season low 54-hole score at the Cowboy Classic with a 5-over 215 earning him a tie for 30th... Was in the lineup for the Big 12 Championship totalling a 42-over 322 and finishing in 59th place.
2009-10: Redshirted during the 2009-10 season.
2008-09: Ended the year playing in nine events... Participated as an individual in the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, where he finished with a 26-over par 242... Best round came at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, where he carded a 7-over par 220, helping the Wildcats to a second-place finish... Also put together a strong first round of even-par 71 in the team victory at the Pacific Invitational... Finished the season with a 75.78 stroke average... His best finish of the season came at the Tiger Intercollegiate when he finished tied for sixth by carding a 1-over par 217.
2007-08: Competed in four events during the spring, three as a member of the K-State scoring lineup... Finished fourth on the squad with 80 percent (20 of 25) of his total rounds contributing to the team score... Finished the regular season with a 75.61 scoring average... Notched two top-10 finishes (Kansas Invitational, Missouri Tiger Intercollegiate)... Recorded his highest finish (T8th) in the season-opening Kansas Invitational where he competed as an individual... Joined the K-State scoring lineup for the final five events of the fall... Averaged 74.56 strokes per round... Lowest 54-hole tally was a 212 at the Pacific Invitational... His lowest 18-hole score was also at the Pacific Invitational where he recorded one of the top-25 scores in school history, a 67 in the opening round... Part of the K-State lineup at the Pacific Invitational that set the lowest 54-hole score in school history (826) and finished second behind the top-ranked team in the country.
Blue Valley West HS: Won the 2007 Kansas Junior Amateur and was named the Junior Player of the Year... Lettered four years for the Blue Valley West Jaguars under coach Kevin Bandy... Won back-to-back Eastern Kansas League (EKL) titles as a junior in 2006 and a senior in 2007... Won by an 11-stroke margin in 2007... Team won the EKL title in 2007 by 42 strokes... Tied for third at the 2007 Kansas Regionals with a 1-under par 70...finished in the top five at the state tournament his freshman through junior seasons, including a second-place finish as a sophomore in 2005... Named all-metro in 2005 and 2006... Named first team all-Sun Country in 2005 and 2006... Stroke average in as a junior 2006 was 72.00... Also had success on the amateur circuit, winning the Kansas Men's Public Links in 2005 en route to being named the Kansas Golf Association (KGA) 2005 Junior Player of the Year... Runner-up at the 2005 and 2006 Kansas Junior Amateur... Participant at the 2005 U.S. Junior Amateur.
Personal: Born May 3, 1989 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Parents are Kevin and Carolyn Smell... Has one sister, Caitlin... Has aspirations of playing professional golf after graduation... Lists greatest sports thrill as winning the 2005 KGA Junior Player of the Year... Father, Kevin, played college golf at Baker University.
18-Holes: 67 (2007 Pacific Invitational)
36-Holes: 138(2007 Pacific Invitational)
54-Holes: 211 (2011 Shocker Classic)
Finish: T8th (2007 Kansas Invitational, 2010 Kansas Invitational)