Alex Aragon - April 17, 2012


More than a decade after he graduated from Stanford University, Aragon earned his first Nationwide Tour win in the TPC Stonebrae Championship. He was one of 34 players who had to go out and finish his third round on Sunday and because the players did not re-pair for the final round, Aragon felt that it was easier to concentrate on his own game without worrying about where he was on the leaderboard after 54 holes. He felt that he did a good job of focusing on his game on Sunday and obviously it worked out.

When it comes to his struggles and the times he considered quitting the game, Aragon said that it was certainly frustrating especially when he failed to get through second stage of PGA TOUR Q-School. While he was never really close to quitting, he certainly considered other options. He has felt that he has improved every year and it has definitely been a challenge at times because he has not had full status for several years on a tour.

His goal at the beginning of 2012 was to get in The 25 to earn his 2013 PGA TOUR card and while that is still the goal, Aragon admitted that it is certainly nice to be in such a great position early in the year. He feels very confident about his game and he thinks that he can contend when he tees it up.