Carolinas Golf Foundation

Skip Alexander

1986

Amateur Golf

Skip Alexander was raised in North Carolina and won the Carolinas Amateur and Publinx, the North and South and was qualifying medalist in the 1941 US Amateur.  Skip played No. 1 for the Duke University golf squad and led the team to Southern Conference championships in 1939 and 1940. 

 

He won the 1946 Carolinas Open and shot 58 at Lexington (NC) Country Club in 1947.  After service, Alexander joined PGA Tour and won the 1948 Tucson Open.  Also won the Capital Open, and tour events in Peoria and Decatur, IL. 

 

Surviving a plane crash in 1950 and despite injuries that would require 17 operations, he returned to golf and played on the 1951 Ryder Cup Team at Pinehurst.  He also won the 1959 PGA Stroke Play Championship.

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