Smith may not be very well known yet on the LPGA. She's playing her first weekend in a major after making her first cut in four major championship tries, but the 25-year-old Australian made a large impression in Saturday’s third round.
With four consecutive birdies in the middle of her round, Smith shot up the leaderboard. With a 3-under-par 69, she was tied for seventh when she signed her scorecard.
Foley, who teaches Hunter Mahan and Sean O’Hair on the PGA Tour, began working with Smith a year at his Orange County National headquarters in Orlando.
“Sean’s been a big help, not just with my swing, but in my mental approach,” Smith said. “He’s really into that, too.”