CHARLOTTE, NC -- Johnson & Wales Charlotte Golf Coach Chris Jones announced that Alex Fernandez will finish his collegiate golf career at JWU Charlotte after competing the last two years for JWU Denver. Originally from Santiago, Chile, Fernandez moved to the United States in 2011. He relocated to St. Johns, FL, eventually graduating from Windermere Preparatory School in 2016.
Fernandez excelled while at JWU Denver. He led the Wildcats in stroke average each of his two years, posting an 80.9 in 2018-19, and a career-best 76.4 during the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 campaign. He claimed the first individual title of his collegiate career at the 2019 Revolutionary Classic at Ursinus College shooting rounds of 67-73 en route to a seven stroke victory. It also earned him the 2020 JWU Denver Performance of the Year award
"I chose to finish my college career at JWU Charlotte due to the closure of the Denver campus and their cancelation of athletics," reflected Fernandez on his choice to attend JWU Charlotte. "I'm very fortunate to have the opportunity to finish my degree and still play college golf at the Charlotte Campus. Also being able to stay within the JWU system is something I wanted so that I'm still able to graduate as a Wildcat!"
Alex is the son of Alex Fernandez and has four brothers and one sister. He is a Business Administration major on track to graduate in spring 2021.
"I am thrilled to have Alex on our team for the 2021 spring season. He had a great two-year career at JWU Denver, and held several school records," commented Coach Jones on Fernandez. "His experience in both college golf and in the JWU system will be a tremendous asset to our program."