2017-18: Named to the PING All-East team … earned All-ACC honors … posted a program record 70.78 stroke average … set additional program records in the categories of most birdies made in a season (152) as well as rounds at par or better (25) … shot a season-low 65 twice (The Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate, Stitch Intercollegiate) … best finish came at the Stitch Intercollegiate after shooting a 206 (-10) to finish T-2 … recorded a team-best five top-5 finishes … finished as the top Blue Devil in both the ACC Championship and Raleigh NCAA Regional, carding 12th-place and 10th-place finishes, respectively ... led the team both in rounds counted (33.33).
2016-17: A PING All-East Region selection … named to the All-ACC and All-ACC Academic teams … played in all 13 tournaments, spanning 39 rounds … finished with a team-best 71.54 scoring average … carded the team-best low 54 of the season (204) … best finish came at the GCU Invitational, where finished tied for second with a nine-under 204 (69-69-66) … shared fourth at the Inverness Intercollegiate with a two-under 211 (72-69-70) … also shared fourth at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate, shooting a six-under 208 (73-65-70) … finished tied for 10th at the Mason Rudolph Championship after carding a five-under 208 (70-68-70) … secured a T-5 finish at the ACC Championship, posting a four-under 212 (73-69-70) … shot an even 216 (71-71-74) at the Baton Rouge NCAA Regional, good enough for a T-3 finish.
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 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.