Gator Golf Coach Proves He Can Play With the Boys At US Amateur Qualifying
It's been 24 years since Gator Men's Golf Head Coach Stewart "Buddy" Alexander won the US Amateur Championships, but Alexander was back playing in a qualifier again on Monday at the Mark Bostic Golf Course in Gainesville.
"I'm playing because it's right here in town and I wanted to play a few competitive rounds, but I'm really pulling for my kids more than anything else."
One of Alexander's players leads the two-round qualifier after day one.
Arnond "Bank" Vongvanij shot a five-under 65 to hold a three stroke lead in the qualifier. Meanwhile Alexander is eight shots back after shooting 73 on the opening day, and although he was disappointed in his round, he was also optimistic about Tuesday.
"I'll play better tomorrow," said Alexander before he jokingly added, "but I can't play with these limber-backs anymore and I know that."