Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Marisa Smith
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 30, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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General: Adds depth to the Wildcat team for the 2006-07 season.


Freshman (2005-06):  Shot a 74 in the Heather Farr Trophy Matches, a Ryder Cup-style event that pairs the 10 best amateurs in Arizona against the 10 best professionals ... Narrowly missed qualifying for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship ... Competed in five events for the Wildcats...Helped her team finish third at the Mountain Shootout and 17th at the Wildcat Invitational...Over the summer, shot a 74 in the Heater Farr Trophy Matches, a Ryder Cup-style event where the 10 best amateurs in Arizona compete against the top-10 professionals


High School: Xavier College Prep, Scottsdale, Ariz. ... A four-year letter winner in golf  ... Team co-captain ... Her high school team has won the Arizona 5A state championship for the last 24 years ... Shot a 72 in the 2004 Phoenix City Tournament, helping her earn medalist honors.


Personal: Full Name: Marisa Christina Smith ... Born Nov. 9, 1986 ... Daughter of Randy and Christina Smith. Father works for G.E. and mother works for Helms Briscoe ... Grandfather, George Fenderson, played football at UCLA, and her uncle was a part of the UCLA swim team ... Earned the Bronze Congressional Award and is currently working towards the Silver Congressional Award ... Is active in the National Charity league, serving more than 200 volunteer hours ... Wants to pursue a Psychology degree at UA ... Career ambition is the become a physical therapist for a professional athletic team ... List hobbies as yoga, snorkeling, skiing, cooking and volunteering.


Season                        Tourn.  Rnds.   Strokes            Avg.     Low Rnd.         Low Tourn.      < Par

2005-06                        5          14         1134                 81.00    77                     235                   0


2005-06 Tournament, Scores, Places

9/19-20,                 Mountain Shootout,             83-83?-166 (+20),               T32

10/17-18,               Price’s “Give ?'Em Five,”      81-88-81?-250 (+34),         T101

2/20-21,                 Wildcat Invitational,             80-77-78?-235 (+22),         75

3/25-26,                 Mountain View,                     82-78-79?-239 (+23),         T67

3/31-4/2,                PING/ASU Invitational*,       79-86-79?-244 (+28),         80