Alex Heard Moves on to High School Golf

August 31, 2018

It has been another busy year for Alex, beginning with his win in the 2017 US Kids Holiday Classic. Firing consecutive rounds of 2-under par 70, Alex won that event for the third time in his junior career. In 2018, Alex began competing in AJGA events, qualified for the Florida State Junior Championship, and attempted to qualify for the USGA National Junior Amateur.

He played in and won his first Hurricane Junior Tour event, shooting rounds of 68-75 to win by 10 strokes. His busy year included a missed cut at the Press-Thornton Future Masters, a 6th place finish in the World Stars of Golf in Las Vegas (rounds of 70-80-70), and a solid finish in the US Kids World Championships, shooting 75-75-79.

One of the highlights of the summer was the BallenIsles Junior Cup, an invitation-only event featuring the top juniors in South Florida. The youngest on the team, Alex went head-to head in match play against 15-year olds and won both of his matches. His final singles match featured a dramatic back nine, where he outlasted his competitor, clinching the BallenIsles Cup with a birdie on 17, then parring 18 to win his match 1-up.

Now, Alex is beginning the school season at a new school, and is playing for the varsity team with hopes to make it to the state championships.