November 11, 2018
Wycliffe Golf and Country Club, West Course
Only 13 years old and playing in his first South Florida PGA Championship Tour event, Alex Heard fired rounds of 76-72 to win the Boys 13-15 age division by one stroke. With one exception, Alex was perfect for the weekend: even par for 35 holes. That exception was his 15th hole on day one, where he was faced with a difficult fairway bunker shot over water to the green. Although he left two balls in the hazard, he followed up strong and finished his round with two consecutive birdies.
Alex finished the tournament with a flourish, shooting 3-under par on his final 9 holes to win the event. Playing from the same tees as the 16-18 age group, Alex finished in 5th place overall among 13-18 year olds and 1st place in the 13-15 division.