Alexandre Rocha

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Alexandre Rocha
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Alexandre Nardy Rocha
Born (1977-11-21) 21 November 1977 (age 36)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb; 12.4 st)
Nationality  Brazil
Residence São Paulo, Brazil
Career
College Mississippi State University
Turned professional 2000
Current tour(s) Web.com Tour
Former tour(s) Canadian Tour
European Tour
Asian Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins 9
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T68: 2011
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

Alexandre Nardy Rocha (born 21 November 1977) is a Brazilian professional golfer.

Rocha was born in São Paulo. He had a successful collegiate career in the United States, where he attended Mississippi State University,[1][2] before turning professional in 2000. He won tournaments in South America and Canada before qualifying for the European Tour at the end of 2005. He did not win enough money during his rookie season to retain his playing status and returned to qualifying school where he was the joint winner alongside Carlos Rodiles.

Having lost his card on the European Tour again at the end of the 2009 season, Rocha qualified for the Asian Tour for 2010. In 2010, Rocha became the second Brazilian (after Jaime Gonzalez, who played on the PGA Tour up until 1982) to join the PGA Tour when he graduated from Qualifying School.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1992 South American Championship
  • 1993 Brazil National Junior Championship
  • 1994 Brazil National Championship
  • 1995 Brazil National Junior Championship, South American Championship
  • 1997 Brazil National Championship

Professional wins (9)[edit]

  • 2000 San Fernando Open (Brazil)
  • 2001 Rabobank Masters de Chile (Tour de las Américas)
  • 2002 Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Pro-am (Brazil)
  • 2003 Brasília DF Open (Brazil), Club de Campo Open (Brazil), Curitiba Open (Brazil), Casino de Charlevoix Cup (Canadian Tour, with Bryn Parry)
  • 2004 Little Rock Maverick Tour Classic (United States)
  • 2008 Marbella Open (Chile)

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2011
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T68
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dorman, Larry (4 March 2010). "Unheralded Brazilian Faced Long Road to First Tee". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  2. ^ "What they said: Alexandre Rocha". PGA Tour. 4 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 

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