ATHENS, Ga. — Camden Smith, the state of Florida’s top-rated golfer, has signed a national letter of intent with the Georgia men’s golf team, according to an announcement Thursday by Bulldogs head coach Chris Haack.
A native of Ponte Vedra, Fla., Smith recently was named a Second-Team All-American and is rated 20th nationally by the American Junior Golf Association. He has recorded 27 top-20 finishes in AJGA, Florida Junior Tour, and various invitationals since 2019. He claimed the 2021 AJGA Circle K Junior Championship and the 2021 FJT at the Florida Club. Smith also won the two editions of the 2020 Eagle Creek Open. Smith’s 2022 schedule has been highlighted by a second-place showing in the Western Junior Championship (where he tied the course record with a final-round 66 and fell in a playoff) and fourth-place efforts in the Kentucky Junior PGA Championship and the Osprey Point Open.
Playing for Ponte Vedra High School this fall, Smith has recorded a scoring average of 68.4. He set the school and course records of 63 in winning the Randy Warren Invitational. Smith has won three additional events, including the district championship.
“We are very excited about having Camden join our program,” Haack said. “He is an excellent prospect who has been on our radar for some time. He has strong golf skills, and I believe, based on his ability and work ethic, that he will compete right away for a spot in the lineup. We can’t wait to welcome him to Athens.”