Georgia Golfers To Open Spring In Lady Bulldog Individual
2014-15 Highlights ◊ Played in seven tournaments and contributed a team-best 96.4 percent counting rounds. ◊ Also finished second on the team in stroke average (75.67) and top-10 finishes (three). ◊ Georgia's top individual finisher at two events, tying for sixth at the Cardinal Kickoff and tying for 31st at the Stanford Intercollegiate. ◊ Recorded additional top-10 individual efforts at the Lady Bulldog Individual and Seton Hall's Pirate Invitational where she tied for ninth and 10th, respectively. ◊ Represented the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Central American and Caribbean Games over the Thanksgiving holiday break..
2013-14 Highlights ◊ Competed in nine of 12 events, qualifying for the team lineup for 10 tournaments and competing individually at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate. ◊ Compiled a 75.79 stroke average with three par-or-better tallies in 24 rounds and notched 68.6 percent counting scores in 21 teams rounds. ◊ Saw her first action of the season at the Stanford Intercollegiate, the final tournament on the Bulldogs' fall slate, and participated in every event thereafter. ◊ Competed in the Dixie Amateur over the holiday break, tying for seventh at the prestigious event. Shot 72-72-73-70 to finish at 1-under 287. ◊ Finished tied atop the leaderboard at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate before falling in the first hole of a sudden-death playoff for medalist honors. Birdied two of her final three holes to make the playoff. ◊ Selected as the SEC Golfer of the Week on April 2 following her runner-up finish at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate. ◊ Led UGA with back-to-back 73s in the first two rounds of the SEC Championships, placing her 8th through 36 holes. ◊ Wrapped up her sophomore season with a career-best round of 4-under 68 in the final day of the NCAA East Regional in Tallahassee, Fla. ◊ Tied with Harang Lee as Georgia's top individual finisher at the East Regional, placing 24th. ◊ Represented the U.S. Virgin Islands at the 2014 World University Championships in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Tied for 27th after shooting 73-77-77-76=303. ◊ Finished third individually to help the U.S. Virgin Islands to a third-place team showing at the 2014 Caribbean Amateur Championships.
2012-13 Highlights ◊ Earned a spot in Georgia's playing five for five of six spring events, including both the SECs and the NCAA West Regional. ◊ Registered counting scores in nine of 16 team rounds played, with a season-best tally of 1-over 73 in the second rounds at the LSU Classic and SECs. ◊ Made her collegiate debut at the Lady Bulldog Invitational, where she tied for 10th in the weather-shortened, 18-hole event. ◊ Was tied for 10th individually following two rounds of the SEC Championships, largely due to playing the last two holes at 3-under in the second round. ◊ Registered the only eagle in all three rounds and 3,780 holes of golf contested at the 2013 SEC Championships, taking advantage of a fortunate bounce to do so. Her drive bounced from a cart path crossing the fairway over a creek, leaving the diminutive 5-0 freshman with a 143-yard, 8-iron into the green. She got up-and-down in two to post the lone eagle of 70 golfers in the field.
Pre Collegiate Highlights ◊ Finished as runner-up at the 2012 Georgia Women's Golf after carding rounds of 77-69=146. ◊ Fired rounds of 71-74=145 to tie for sixth at the 2012 Geogia Women's Top-60, a tournament featuring the state's top amateurs. ◊ Member of the Georgia team that captured 2011 USGA Women's State Team Championship at The Landing's Club in Savannah, Ga. ◊ Helped Georgia secure a 29-25 victory over Florida in the annual Georgia-Florida Team Matches in 2011. ◊ Was runner-up at the 2010 Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) Match Play Championship, the headline of four consecutive strong showings in the event. ◊ In 2009, dropped a 2-up decision to Mariah Stackhouse in the GSGA Match Play quarterfinals. ◊ In 2010, advanced to the GSGA Match Play finals before suffering a 4-and-3 setback to Laura Coble, a perennial premier amateur. ◊ In 2011, suffered a 2-and-1 loss to eventual GSGA Match Play Champion Margaret Shirley. ◊ In 2012, shot 73 to tie for third in qualifying and then advanced to the GSGA Match Play semifinals. ◊ A four-time winner on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and Southeastern Junior Golf Tour (SJGT) in 2009-10, capturing top honors at the 2009 SJGT UGA Auto Trader Invitational, the 2009 SJGT Forrest Hill Junior Classic, the 2009 AJGA Junior All-Star at Callaway Gardens and the 2010 SJGT University of Florida Junior Classic. ◊ Also won the 10th Annual Bill Dickey Invitational in 2010. ◊ Notched six top-10 and 12 top-20 finishes in 16 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events played between 2008-12. ◊ Finished as runner-up at the 30th Annual Bubba Conlee National Junior in 2010. ◊ Qualified for the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur by shooting 72 and finishing as runner-up at a sectional qualifier in Roswell, Ga. ◊ Carded rounds of 75-73=148 to tie for 40th in stroke play qualifying at the 2010 U.S. Women's Am. In match play, defeated Stacey Miller in 19 holes in the first round before dropping a 2-and-1 decision to current LPGA player Lizette Salas in the round of 32.
Personal ◊ Born January 20, 1994, Amira is the daughter of Tracy and John Alexander, who played collegiate baseball at Yavapia College and Azusa Pacific University. ◊ Major: Psychology. ◊ Recipient of the Mary B. Dinos Scholarship for 2013-14 and the Vickie and Leon Farmer Scholarship for 2014-15.