Smith Signs With AU Men’s Golf

Cole Smith
Cole Smith

Roosevelt High School golfer Cole Smith has signed with Ashland University's men's golf team, and is Eagle head coach Darrin Jones' first 2015-16 recruit.

Smith is a two-time first-team Portage Trail Conference selection, and earned second-team all-district honors in 2014 and honorable mention all-district laurels in 2013. He earned medalist honors at the 2013 Big Cat Invitational at Shady Hollow, and was 2013 OHSAA sectional qualifier. Smith was part of a record-setting 9-hole team score of 139 (Smith shot a 34), and a record-setting 18-hole score of 294 (Smith shot a 73).

"I am really happy to have Cole with the Eagles," Jones said. "He is a very intelligent and driven young man, exactly the kind of player we want at AU. Has played and had success in a variety of high school and amateur competitions, and that experience will benefit him in his transition to collegiate golf."

Smith, a team captain his senior season, earned four varsity letters in golf for the Rough Riders.