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Alex Helgans
Player Profile:
Alex Helgans 1746987
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Alamo, CA
High School: San Ramon Valley HS
Experience: SQ

Twitter: @calmensgolf
Instagram: alex_helgans | calmensgolf
Rankings: Golfstat | Golfweek/Sagarin | Scratch Players | WAGR
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Helgans has yet to see action through the midway point of his second season with the Cal men’s golf program in 2014-15. He joined the team in 2013-14 following one year as a student at Cal but not a member of the school’s men’s golf program.

Coach Comments/Notes
► Hard worker who has accelerated his rate of improvement since joining the Cal men’s golf program and could become a contributor if he maintains the rate
► Good putter and ball striker
► A great teammate who is a positive influence with his strong work ethic
Cal Career (Thru Fall 2014)
Fall 2014 (Sophomore)
► Did not play

2013-14 (Freshman)
► Did not play

2012-13 (Freshman)
► A student at Cal but not a member of the men’s golf program

Amateur Highlights
2014
10. Diablo Valley Amateur (73-73 – 146)
T21. Christmas Classic (78-73 – 151)
T49. U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifier (77-75 – 152) … Santa Rosa Country Club, Santa Rosa, Calif.

2013

4. Bay Regional Championship (76-76 – 152)
T33. Contra Costa Amateur (81-76 – 157)

2011

2. Poppy Ridge NCJGT (75)

2008-12 (San Ramon Valley HS)
► Named his team’s Most Improved Player during his 2012 senior campaign for a squad that finished third in the North Coast Section
► Earned NCS All-Academic honors with a 4.0 GPA as a senior
► Diverse list of interests and awards as a prep include his school’s Renaissance Award and Speech and Debate Student of the Month, while he was also a member of the stock trading club and vice president of his class as a senior
Other
► Full name is Charles Alexander Helgans
► Born January 29, 1994, in San Ramon, Calif.
► Intending to major in business administration at Cal’s prestigious Haas School of Business
► Parents are Ted and Kim Helgans
► Father is a key member of the Cal Golf Committee
► Sister, Ashley Helgans, is a graduate of Cal
► Brother, Ryan Helgans, attends San Ramon Valley High School
► Also played two seasons of amateur rugby with the Danville Oaks
 
Getting To Know Alex
► The most interesting thing about me is ... I’m a fourth-generation student at UC Berkeley
► The reason I love golf isevery round is different
► My greatest athletic moment isopening a round with five straight birdies
► The Cal teammate I have admired most is ... Walker Huddy because he works extremely hard at his game and has a great attitude both on and off the golf course
► The favorite golf course I have played is ... Gozzer Ranch
► The reason I chose Cal is ... the great academic opportunities
► Since coming to Cal I have learned ... to study more efficiently
► What sets Cal golf apart from other collegiate golf programs are ... the academic accomplishments
► My favorite golf movie is ... Tin Cup
► My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be ... making a putt to win the Masters
► I would like to be remembered at Cal for ... being inspiring
► The best advice I've ever received is ... to believe in myself
► My best advice to youngsters would be ... work on your weaknesses and stay patient
► If I won a lot of money I would ... donate it to cancer research
► For me to improve as a player, I need to ... work on my short game
► My favorite golf memory is ... playing St Andrews with my Dad and brother

Last Updated
February 21, 2015

 

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