Help local golf standout get to Costa Rica

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Former West Brunswick High School golf standout and Queens University rising sophomore Cameryn Smith is hoping to capitalize on the chance of a lifetime.

Coming off a memorable freshman season in which she helped the Queens University women’s golf team win the 2016 South Atlantic Championship, Smith and her teammates received an invite for a unique experience to play golf in Costa Rica with other collegiate golfers.

Cameryn Smith. Photo courtesy- Cameryn Smith.
Cameryn Smith. Photo courtesy- Cameryn Smith.

“This trip is beyond amazing,” Smith, a First Tee of Brunswick County alum, said. “We have a chance to stay in a gorgeous resort, get to experience many things around Costa Rica and play five rounds of golf on Costa Rica’s top rated courses.”

Some of the courses on the trip include the highly desirable Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club and Reserva Conchal designed by Robert Trent Jones II. Smith has the chance to play four different courses during their five rounds of competition.

To get there, the team will have to raise money to bring down the per-person cost.

The cost of this trip is $3,500 a person, which includes all costs (round-trip airfare, all transportation, golf fees, three meals a day and all planned activities).

“We decided to make a GoFundMe account to try and raise some of the money towards this trip to make it more affordable for us to go,” Smith added. “I would really like to be able to represent my school under this invitation. Not only would I be able to play at amazing golf courses, but I would be able to experience a part of the world I’ve never seen, all while being surrounded by other college golfers who love the game as I do.”

Smith finished 15th overall as an individual during SAC Women’s Golf Championship, helping guide the Royals to the program’s first-ever league title. She played in 15 rounds as a freshman, with an average score 81.27 and low round of 76. She had one top 10 finish.

During her days at West Brunswick, Smith was the 2014 3A Regional Champion. She had a top 10 finish in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A Championship and earned first-team all-conference honors that season.

A member of the National Honor Society and Key Club in high school, Smith battled a rare blood disorder discovered after a lengthy hospital stay during her freshman year at West Brunswick, but was still able to excel in golf.

Click here to help Smith make the trip to Costa Rica.

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