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in­clud­ing a 77 at the area cham­pi­onships at Field’s Ferry in Cal­houn.

While nei­ther Alexander nor North Mur­ray’s team qual­i­fied for the Class 3A state tour­na­ment, Jack­son, who was on hand scout­ing his new re­cruit that day, saw enough to con­vince him that the North Mur­ray se­nior would be a solid ad­di­tion to his 2018 re­cruit­ing class.

“Spencer kind of fell in our lap a month or two ago, right be­fore school ended,” Jack­son ex­plained. “I was re­ally im­pressed with his work ethic. He’s at the golf course pretty much 24/7. He was look­ing for a place to play in col­lege and he was call­ing me quite a bit. I fi­nally got to go watch him down at Field’s Ferry. I saw him play a good round, but I saw his pas­sion for the game, which was the main thing. That’s what re­ally sold me on him.

“We’ve re­cruited young men that re­ally want to buy in and work hard and that de­scribes Spencer Alexander to a tee. He has a good, solid game all around. We need to fine tune a few things with his game, but I think he’s go­ing to be a big as­set to us this fall and next spring.”

Jack­son’s Bob­cats qual­i­fied for the USCAA Na­tion­als in Pennsylvania last fall in the pro­gram’s first year back after a year’s hia­tus. They led the tour­na­ment with nine holes to play, but ul­ti­mately had to set­tle for fourth place.

Alexander be­lieves the Bob­cats will have a good chance to do even bet­ter this fall and per­haps even bring home some hard­ware.

“I think we have a re­ally good shot,” he added. “With the guys we’ve brought in, I think we have a chance to win a na­tional cham­pi­onship.”

Alexander said he plans to ma­jor in busi­ness.

Re­cent North Mur­ray High School grad­u­ate Spencer Alexander signed to play golf at Ge­or­gia North­west­ern with his fa­ther, Jeff, and Bob­cats’ golf coach Eddie Jack­son among those in at­ten­dance for the cer­e­mony at Spring Lakes Golf Club in Chatsworth....

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