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Friday, May 22, 2009


Smith Named Division II Arnold Palmer Award Winner presented by Callaway


BLAINE, Was. ? Gavin Smith of Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been awarded the Arnold Palmer Award presented by Callaway as the NCAA Division II individual medalist.


Smith defeated Kelbi Lee of Ferris State with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.  Smith opened the tournament with rounds of 76-69-70.  Smith came into Friday?s final round in a tie for second and shot a 74 leading into the playoff with Lee.


The victory at the NCAA Championship is Smith?s third tournament win this season, and his seventh top ten finish of the year.  Smith was also named First Team All-America after the final round of the championship.