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Lincoln North Star junior Jalen Alexander is a math guy. It’s his favorite subject. So he knows the law of averages.

And he knows the importance of having a low average on the golf course. Getting his scores into the low 80s is his goal for the season.

“I have been working here and there to get my average down lower,” he said. “One of my biggest goals is to get my average down below 85, which would make me eligible for an opportunity to play at the Country Club of Lincoln free for one year. That is one of my biggest goals this season.”

Golf has been part of Alexander’s life from early childhood.

“The way I got into the game was probably my dad (Gregory). He showed me how to play golf when I was really young,” he said. “I was playing with plastic clubs in the yard. I’ve just grown from there. That is basically how my game has developed.”

Alexander entered the spring as the Gators’ No. 2 player behind fellow junior Rourke Jensen, one of the top players in the city.

“Jalen is a two-time letter winner and is being asked to play a bigger role as a leader in tournaments and practice,” said coach Scott Friesen. “I believe that he is going to do that for us this season. Jalen has a lot of natural ability on the golf course.”

With Jensen and Alexander leading the way, the Gators took second at the Lincoln High Invitational to start the season. Jensen shot a 72 (second), and Alexander was eighth with an 86.

According to Friesen, the other key Gators are seniors Dylan Dauenhauer, Tyler Carlson and Taylor Hopkins, and junior Tristan Stroup.

“Our varsity team is made up of seven to eight players who have lettered in our program or have played a major role on our team in previous years,” Friesen said. “Rourke Jensen is a returning two-time state qualifier who will continue to do great things for Lincoln North Star golf.”

And Alexander is in the mix to do great things as well.

“This is the year he can take a big leap in his performance at tournaments and be another leader on this team,” Friesen said.

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