Ex-NBA guard J.R. Smith set to play first golf tourney as member of N.C. A&T team
Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 9, 2021
GREENSBORO (AP) — Former NBA guard J.R. Smith is set to make his debut next week as a golfer for North Carolina A&T.
The school announced Smith will play his first collegiate tournament Monday and Tuesday at the Phoenix Invitational hosted by Elon.
The tournament will take place at the par-71, 6,867-yard Alamance Country Club golf course.
Smith enrolled at N.C. A&T over the summer after 16 seasons in the NBA and joined the golf team as a freshman walk-on. All team golfers must qualify for each tournament in practice unless he has finished first or second in the previous tournament. Smith qualified for next week’s tournament by one stroke.