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


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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