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Tyson Alexander

Height
6' 1"
CLASS
JR
Hometown
Gainesville, Fla. (Buchholz)
Weight
165 lbs.
Experience
2L
School
Billy Horschel

At Florida

2008-09: Earned NCAA All-Southeast Region Honors after posting five top-20 finishes on the season … Competed in 11 tournaments and averaged a career-best 73.31 strokes for the season … Had the second most rounds counted on the season with 29.5 out of 32 (92.19 percent) … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row … Earned a spot in NCAA postseason action for the second time … Was the second highest Florida golfer at the NCAA Championships, shooting 11-over par 224 to tie for 79th … Helped the Gators win the NCAA Southwest Regional with a four-over par 217, good enough for a share of seventh place … Tied for 17th at the SEC Championship and helped UF to a third place finish carding three-over par 219 … Shot a final-round 70 (-2) at the U.S. Collegiate Championship to reach eight-under par for the tournament and tie for 28th … Finished at four-over par 220 in a tie for 32nd at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational … Shot one-under par 71 in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Classic and finished at five-over par for the tournament, tied for 46th … Averaged 69.33 strokes at the Gator Invitational and tied for sixth at two-under par 208 for the tournament … Highest finish of the season came at the Golden Ocala Collegiate, shooting two-under par 142 in the 36-hole event … First top-20 finish of the season came at the Columbia Invitational, where he shot 13-over par 229 and tied for 13th … Shot 10-over par 223 at the prestigious PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational for a share of 38th … Opened the season with a tie for 26th finish at the Carpet Capital Collegiate after shooting a final round 70 (-2).

 

2007-08: Received SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition … Shot 11 rounds at or under par and tied for the lead among Gator golfers with four eagles on the year … Competed in 36 rounds, the second-highest number of appearances on the team … Made his first appearance at the NCAA Championships, placing in a tie for 43rd with a 72-hole score of 307 (75-74-80-78) … Ranked second among Gators, carding an 11-over 224 (71-77-76) at the NCAA Central Regional … Tied for 25th place at the SEC Championships with a 5-over 221 final score … Tied teammate Toby Ragland for 10th in the match versus Florida State with a 1-over 145 … Finished in a tie for 19th alongside teammate Manuel Villegas, shooting a solid one-over 214 (71-70-73) at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate … Shot 76-75-72 = 223 (+7) at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational to finish in a tie for 51st … Helped the Gators to a fifth place finish at the John Hayt Invitational with a 242 … Capped a career-best weekend at that Gator Invitational with a final round 2-under 68 to finish with a 6-under 204 … His third place finish at the home event was a career best, as was the 4-under 66 that he carded in the first round … Shot 11-over 224 (73-74-77) at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate for a share of 58th place … Led the Gators at the PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational with a share of 23rd place after shooting six-over 222 (77-75-70) … Shot eight-over par 224 (74-76-74) for a share of 44th place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate … Shot 68 in the second round of the Inverness Invitational, firing a four-over 217 (76-68-73), for his first career top-10 finish.

 

2006-07: Earned a share of 38th at the SEC Championships with a three-round total of 227 (81-72-74, +17) … Placed 76th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship with a three-round total of 238 (78-77-83, +22) … Shot season-low rounds on consecutive days, firing a second-round 69 and a final-round 68, to finish the Puerto Rico Classic tied for 12th with a two-under score of 214 (77-69-68) … The performance in San Juan marked his second-straight top-15 finish, and was his first final total in red numbers … Finished in a tie for 15th with a score of 215 (71-72-72, +5) as Florida won the SunTrust Gator Invitational … Helped the Gators to a fourth-place finish at the Collegiate Match Play Championship, posting a 1-2-0 record … One of three freshmen to make his collegiate debut at the season-opening Inverness Invitational … Finished in a tie for 43rd after carding a score 234 (77-78-79, +21), including a second-round eagle.

 

Amateur Competition:

Finished tied for 13th at the 2008 Players Amateur at seven-under par … Shot a second-round 65 and finished in a tie for 15th at the 2008 Southern Amateur … Qualified for the 2008 U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst CC … Competed in the 107th U.S. Amateur at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., firing back-to-back 77 tallies in the stroke play portion … Reached the semifinals of the 2007 Florida Match Amateurs … Finished in a tie for third at the 2007 Florida State Amateur … Advanced to quarterfinals of match play at 2007 Western Amateur, shooting four-under 276 (71-72-64-69) during the stroke play segment at Point O’Woods Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Mich. … Defeated fellow Gator Manuel Villegas to advance to the final eight players … Made a double-eagle from the fairway of the 13th hole during his third round 64 … Tied for 28th at the 2007 Azalea Amateur Invitational with a four-round total of 290 (75-70-71-74, +6) … Competed in the 2006 Western Amateur, finishing tied for 55th with a score of 222 (72-71-79, +12) … Took first at the 2006 FCWT Gainesville with a final-round 63 … Earned runner-up honors at the 2006 Florida Junior Championship …

Placed first at the 2005 Southern Junior Championship … Won the 2005 Alachua County Amateur …

Claimed medalist honors at the 2004 Gator Open … Qualified for the 2005 U.S. Junior Championship and the 2004 U.S. Amateur.

 

Prep: Named the 2004 Gainesville Sun Player of the Year … A two-time Alachua County Player of the Year selection … Named team MVP two-consecutive seasons … Served as team captain twice … Also played three years of high school basketball.

 

Personal: His father is the head golf coach at UF … Chose Florida over Alabama because of the strength of schedule, history and coaching staff … Lists his hobbies as playing sports and hanging out with friends … Future ambition is to be a professional golfer … Majoring in sport management.

 

 

Tyson Alexander - Career Stats      

 

 

 

 

 

 Best Rounds

Even or Under

Top-10

Year

Tourneys

Rds

Strokes

Avg.

18

54

Par Rds.

Finishes

2006-07

6

15

1,128

75.20

68

214

2

0

2007-08

11

36

2,667

74.08

66

204

11

2

2008-09

11

32

2,346

73.31

68

208

10

3

Totals

28

83

6,141

73.99

66

204

23

5

 

 

Best Finish: 3rd, Gator Invitational, 2008

Low Round: 66, Gator Invitational, 2008

Low Tourney Score: 204, Gator Invitational, 2008

 

 

2008-09 (Junior Season)

 

 

Date

Tournament (Site)

Finish

Score

9/12-14

Carpet Capital Collegiate (Dalton, Ga.)

T26

77-72-70=219 (+3)

9/28-30

PING/Golfweek Preview Inv. (Toledo, Ohio)

T38

73-77-73=223 (+10)

10/24-26

Columbia Invitational (Galloway, N.J.)

T13

79-74-76=229 (+16)

2/2

Golden Ocala Collegiate (Ocala, Fla.)

T5

73-69=142 (-2)

2/14-15

Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

T6

68-71-69=208 (-2)

2/27-3/1

Puerto Rico Classic (San Juan, P.R.)

T46

71-76-74=221 (+5)

3/20-22

Schenkel E-Z-Go Inv. (Statesboro, Ga.)

T32

73-75-72=220 (+4)

4/5-7

U.S. Collegiate Championship (Atlanta, Ga. )

T28

74-80-70=224 (+8)

4/17-19

SEC Championship (St. Simons Island, Ga.)

T17

76-73-70=219 (+3)

5/14-16

NCAA Southwest Regional (Austin, Texas)

T7

75-68-74=217 (+4)

5/26-30

NCAA Championship (Toledo, Ohio)

T79

77-75-72=224 (+11)

 

 

 

 

2007-08 (Sophomore Season)

 

 

Date

Tournament (Site)

Finish

Score

9/10-11

Inverness Invitational (Toledo, Ohio)

T10

76-68-73 = 217 (+4)

9/14-16

Carpet Capital Collegiate (Dalton, Ga.)

T44

74-76-74 = 224 (+8)

9/22-23

PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational (West Lafayette, Ind.)

T23

77-75-70 = 222 (+6)

10/8-9

Jerry Pate (Birmingham, Ala.)

T58

73-74-77 = 224 (+11)

2/9-10

SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

3

66-70-68 = 204 (-6)

2/17-19

John Hayt Invitational (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)

80

83-79-80 = 242 (+26)

3/14-16

Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.)

T51

76-75-72 = 223 (+7)

3/23-25

Hootie at Bulls Bay Invitational (Awendaw, S.C.)

T19

71-70-73 = 214 (+1)

4/6

vs. Florida State (Thomasville, Ga.)

T10

72-63 = 145 (+1)

4/18-20

SEC Championships (St. Simons Island, Ga.)

T25

73-72-76 = 221 (+5)

5/15-17

NCAA Central Regional (Columbus, Ohio)

T20

71-77-76 = 224 (+11)

5/28-31

NCAA Championships (West Lafayette, Ind.)

T43

75-74-80-78 = 307 (+19)

 

 

 

 

2006-07 (Freshman Season)

 

 

Date

Tournament (Site)

Finish

Score

9/11-12

Inverness Invitational (Toledo, Ohio)

T43

77-78-79 = 234 (+21)

10/29-31

Collegiate Match Play Championship (Fort Worth, Texas)

1-2-0

 

2/10-11

SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

T15

71-72-72 = 215 (+5)

2/25-27

Puerto Rico Classic (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

T12

77-69-68 = 214 (-2)

3/9-11

Southern Highlands Collegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.)

76

78-77-83 = 238 (+22)

4/20-22

SEC Championships (Sea Island, Ga.)

T38

81-72-74 = 227 (+17)

 

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