2017 Tournament Participant Profile

Alex Smalley Wake Forest, N.C.




SUMMER 2016: Won the individual medal at the 2016 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills Country Club with a total of 133 (-7) … posted the second-lowest stroke-play total in U.S. Amateur history … advanced to the round of 32 in match play before being eliminated from the tournament.

2015-16: A PING All-East Region selection … named to the All-ACC Academic Team … played in all 12 tournaments on the season, spanning 33 rounds … ranked third on the team with a 72.67 scoring average, the third-best in Duke history by a freshman … tallied one win, an additional top-five finish and two top-10 efforts … tied the Duke freshman record with 11 under-par rounds … totaled 16 rounds at par or better, good for second on Duke’s freshman chart … became just the fourth freshman in Duke history to win a tournament when he shot 134 (68-66, -8) to claim the individual medal at the Princeton Invitational … shared third place at the Seahawk Intercollegiate with a four-under 140 (70-70) … tied for seventh at the Cape Fear National Intercollegiate with a one-over 217 (73-70-74) … finished in an eighth-place tie at the Prestige at PGA WEST with a two-under 211 (70-69-72) … tied for 23rd at the ACC Championship with a one-over 217 (73-71-73) … Duke’s top finisher at the NCAA Stillwater Regional, placing 21st with a total of 227 (+11).

PREP: Ranked 36th overall in his recruiting class by Golfweek/Sagarin, 48th by Junior Golf Scoreboard and 78th by Polo Golf … a first-team all-state selection and North Carolina Junior Boys Championship winner in 2014 … A Raleigh News & Observer All-Metro pick as both a junior and senior.

PERSONAL: Born Alex Anthony Smalley on October 21, 1996, in Rochester, N.Y. . . son of Terry and Maria Smalley … mother, Maria, earned a Ph.D. at Duke in 1995 … has a sister, Katie.