Fraser, Alexa Stirling (1897–1977)

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Fraser, Alexa Stirling (1897–1977)

American golfer. Name variations: Alexa Stirling; Mrs. W.G. Fraser. Born Alexandra Williamson Stirling, Sept 5, 1897, in Atlanta, Georgia; died 1977; m. W.G. Fraser (Canadian eye surgeon), 1924; children: 3.

One of the top women amateurs of the early 20th century, won three consecutive USGA Women's Amateur titles (1916, 1919, 1920 [no championships were held in 1917–18 because of WWI]), and was runner-up (1921, 1923, 1925); won the Southern championship (1915, 1916, 1919), the Metropolitan (1922), and Canadian Women's Amateur (1920, 1934). Known as "the girl who beat Bobby Jones" (she was 12, he was 6).