Kody Alexander Fires Back-to-Back 66's to Win U.S. Amateur Qualifier
July 27, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Tiger golfer Kody Alexander blistered Colonial Country Club's North Course Monday, firing consecutive 66's to earn medalist honors and qualify for the 2010 United States Amateur Championship.
Alexander, a rising redshirt-sophomore, made two appearances for the Tigers during the 2009-10 season. He turned in scores of 80-81-74 to finish in a tie for 64th at the Memphis Intercollegiate and helped Memphis defeat Mississippi State in a head-to-head match by posting scores of 80-77.
The 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship will be contested at Chambers Bay Golf Course(Par: 36-34-70 Yardage 7,712) in University Place, Washington. The assisting course will be the Home Course (36-36-72 Yardage 7,409) in Dupont, Washington.
Fellow Tiger Jack Belote fired scores of 68-66 in the qualifier at Colonial Country Club, falling just one stroke short of joining Alexander in the Championship.
Alexander will look to join an accomplished group of Tigers who have had successes at USGA Championships. Just last summer, former Tiger Brad Benjamin captured the United States Public Links Championship, which earned him an exemption into this year's Masters Tournament.
Two other Tigers have won USGA Championships; Hillman Robbins claimed the 1954 U.S. Amateur Championship and Lou Graham won the 1975 U.S. Open.