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Alex Stewart
Player Profile:
Alex Stewart 758384
Height: 5'4"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
High School: Homeschooled/Purdue
Experience: Transfer
• 2012 Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American
• 2012 First-Team All-Pac-12
• 2012 NCGA All-American Scholar

Career—A brief one year career, Stewart transferred in from Purdue, where she played as a freshman, and led the Buffs in stroke average during the best season in school history before deciding not to return to the Buffaloes.

College-2011-12 (Soph.)—Stewart made an immediate impact on an already solid team, helping the Buffs to the most successful season in program history. She led the team with a 73.81 stroke average, third best in school history and tops for a sophomore, and her spring stroke average of 73.54 is a school record. She had one win, at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, helping the Buffs defeat the top three teams in the nation at the time. She became the fifth golfer in CU history to claim medalist honors. She had 10 rounds under par, matching the school record, and 14 of her 36 rounds were at or under par while 29 of her 36 rounds were a 76 or under. Her 97 birdies on the season is the second-best mark in program history. She had three total top five finishes, tied for the third best season in the books, and six top 10 finishes. She had two rounds in the 60s, and 32 more in the 70s with just two rounds in the 80s. In all, 34 of her 36 rounds counted toward the team score. She was named honorable mention All-American by Golfweek, joining teammate Emily Talley as the first two All-Americans in program history. She was also named to the All-Pac-12 team and was an NCGA All-American Scholar for her work in the classroom, as well.

2010-11 at Purdue (Fr.)—
Stewart came to the defending NCAA Champions and earned a spot as a top five golfer there immediately as a true freshman. She played in seven events, 21 rounds, and finished with a stroke average of 74.81. She played in six of those seven events counting toward team scoring and in those 18 rounds, her score counted 13 times. She had two rounds shooting under par and another four shooting even par. In all, 20 of her 21 rounds were in the 70s with 14 rounds shooting 75 or better. She had her best performance in relation to par by shooting an even par 216 at the Mason Rudolph Championships in Franklin, Tenn., in her second collegiate event. She had her first subpar round there, shooting a 1-under 71 in the first round and she finished tied for 26th. She closed out the fall with her first top 20 performance, finishing tied for 13th at the Lady Northern Invitational in Glencoe, Ill., in October, on the strength of her season best round of 2-under par 70 in the third round. Her best finish of the season came at the Administaff Lady Jaguar where she finished tied for fifth at 3-over par 219.  

High School-Stewart was homeschooled by her mother, Sandra.

Other-Stewart was a four-time high school All-American and advanced to match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship three years in her pre-collegiate career. She was a member of the U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team and once advanced to match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships. 2010-She advanced to match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship and won the McArthur Towel and Sports Future Legends Tournament, an AJGA event, by seven strokes. She won the Arizona Silver Belle championship. 2009-She earned second-team All-America honors from the AJGA and was a member of the U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team, where she helped the U.S. to a 15.5-8.5 victory. She was a member of the victorious AJGA Canon Cup West Team and advanced to match play at both the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, making the round of 32. 2008-An All-American by the Future Collegians World Tour, she also earned honorable mention All-America status by the AJGA. She advanced to the round of 16 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship and won two AJGA events, the Horseshoe Bend Junior Classic and the Scissortail Junior Championship. 2007-Named a Future Collegians World Tour All-American, she was also a member of the Northern Nevada Junior America’s Cup team.

In The Classroom-She was majoring in Business Management before leaving Colorado.

Personal-Alexandra Stewart was born February 27, 1992, in San Ramon, Calif., to Thomas and Sandra Stewart. She is the oldest of four with one younger brother, Max, and two younger sisters, Sami and Haley. Her music teacher was Daryl Hooper, the keyboardist for the 1960s rock band, The Seeds, and she plays the guitar, bass, keyboards and drums. She is interested in a career in professional golf or the music business. She chose Colorado because of the academics, the coaching staff and previously knowing some of the current players.

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