JR Smith Makes His NCAA Golf Tournament Debut For NC A&T (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES - JUL 11: J.R. Smith arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theater at LA Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA

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JR Smith has made his NCAA golf tournament debut.

On Monday, the two-time NBA champion hit the links for North Carolina A&T for the first day of the Elon Phoenix Invitational at the Alamance Country Club in Burlington, North Carolina.

The 38-year-old got off to a hot start on the course, draining two birdies in his first five holes.

Unfortunately for JR, he cooled off after his hot start and ended up with an 81 (+7) after hitting seven bogeys and a double-bogey, according to TMZ Sports. But hey, you have to start somewhere.

Here are some of the highlights:

Back in August, Smith revealed he enrolled at the HBCU and had aspirations of playing for the Aggies. Now, he can officially give it a go.

“It was probably one of the most exciting feelings I’ve had in a while. I really didn’t know how it was going to go. … but to be able to actually call myself a student-athlete is a great feeling,” Smith said, via The Undefeated.

Let’s hope JR continues to fine-tune his game while living out his dream of being a college athlete.

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