Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Marisa Smith
Marisa Smith


Scottsdale, Ariz

High School:
Xavier College Preparatory


Haywood Hails:Marisa is our team captain and is the best team captain I could have asked for. She's very involved with all of the girls and very organized. She is definitely the glue that holds the team together. She's been playing very well of late and almost qualified to play in Nashville. She's very determined and the girls look to her for leadership both on and off the golf course.

Junior (2007-08): Saw action in eight rounds this season ... Low round is a 77, registered in her opening round of the season ... Finished 83rd at the PING/ASU Invitational with a 30-over 246 aggregate ... Opened the season with a 77-88-87=252 (+36) to finish in 90th place at the Mason Rudolph Championship.

Sophomore (2006-07): Competed in two events for the Wildcats ... Shot a tournament-low round score of 76 at the Wildcat Invitational ... Stroke average of 81.00 ranked fifth on the team.

Freshman (2005-06): 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 is 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 ...Completed the Gold, Silver and Bronze Congressional Award... Is active in the National Charity league, serving more than 200 volunteer hours ... Wants to pursue a career in sales/marketing ... List hobbies as running andskiing.