July 13, 2014
Former Commodore All-American Marina Alex made quite the splash in her first British Open, finishing in a tie for ninth at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. Alex carded a final total of four-over par, 292, for the event.
The Wayne, N.J., native fired a third-round 68 on Saturday at Royal Birkdale, the second-best round of the day, and shot a 76 in very windy and blustery conditions on Sunday. Alex made birdie on her 72nd and final hole, and played with eventual champion Mo Martin in her final round.
Alex's ninth place finish is a professional best, and with the top 15 finish, will be automatically exempt into next year's British Open.