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Alexander Repeats at Azalea Invitational
28 Mar 2010
by Golfweek

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CHARLESTON, South Carolina (March 28, 2010) -- No one even came close to taking Tyson Alexander’s title away this weekend at the Azalea Invitational.

The Florida senior successfully defended his crown Sunday with a five-shot victory over Cory Whitsett, with his next-closest challengers finishing 13 shots back at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.).

Alexander, who won last year’s Azalea by three shots, opened the week with consecutive 65s. He shot a final-round 5-under 66 for a 16-under 268 total, seven shots better than his winning total last year.

Alexander, No. 28 in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com rankings, became the first back-to-back champion since Frank Ford III in 1992-93.

Alexander’s father, Florida coach Buddy Alexander, won the Azalea in 1976, 12 years before Tyson Alexander was born.

Alexander, currently 34th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, hasn’t finished worse than T-21 since the Gators’ second event of the fall. His best finishes include T-2 at the Southern Highlands Collegiate, T-3 at the Gator Invitational and T-7 at the Isleworth Invitational.

Whitsett, who will attend Alabama next fall, shot 67 to finish at 273. Earlier in the week, Whitsett lost in a playoff at the Monday qualifier for the Nationwide Tour’s Louisiana Open.

Charleston Southern sophomore Jacobo Postor (67) and junior Cheng-Tsung Pan (69) tied for third.
ABOUT THE Azalea Invitational

72 hole stroke play with a 54 hole cut on a 1925 Seth Raynor design. Good mix of college players and mid amateurs. 7 spots available in a qualifier. Impressive list of past champions at this traditional event. The Country Club of Charleston underwent a major renovation in 2006 (the tournament took at one year hiatus) and was ready for play for the 2007 Azalea.

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Results For Azalea Invitational Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1FLTyson AlexanderGainesville, FL100065-65-72-66--268
2TXCory WhitsettHouston, TX70066-70-70-67--273
T3SpainJacobo PastorSpain50075-67-72-67--281
T3Chinese TaipeiCheng-Tsung PanChinese Taipei50073-70-69-69--281
5TXJordan SpiethDallas, TX50067-72-72-71--282

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