Alexander takes Tenn. Women's Open title

Jessica Alexander during her 2013 Tennessee Women's Open win.
Jessica Alexander during her 2013 Tennessee Women's Open win. ( Courtesy photo )

Monday, July 22, 2013

Jessica Alexander, a 2013 graduate of Coastal Carolina, claimed her first professional win at the Tennessee Women’s Open Championship posting rounds of 72-73-73 for a 218 total.

High temperatures and tough hole locations came into play during the three day 54-hole tournament as Alexander was able to survive the elements and collect the $5,000 winner’s check.

Tied atop the leaderboard going into the final round, Alexander posted three birdies with two coming down the stretch on the par-5 15th and the par-4 17th.

Overall, Alexander notched nine birdies along with 36 pars during the competition on the 6,106 yard, par-72 Stonehenge Golf Club at Fairfield Glade.

Alexander, who won two intercollegiate tournaments, finished her college career ranked second at Coastal Carolina in career scoring average with 75.27. She also competed in three NCAA Regionals and the 2011 NCAA Championship.

Tied for second-place were Katelyn Sepmoree, Amanda Steinhagen and Corinna Rees with a 54-hole total of 220. Those three players also tied for low-amateur honors. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.