Alex played in a number of U.S. Opens as an amateur. His first endeavor was in 1898 in his 2nd year on the east coast operating out of Boston, MA. He was in employment at this time for Wright & Ditson Sporting Goods.
1898 Myopia Hunt Club - South Hamilton, Mass. - 6,236 yards - Finished in 13th position with a score of 89-88-84-89 = 350
1899 Baltimore C.C. (Roland Course) - Baltimore, Md. - Finished in 11th position with a score of 88-86-79-81 = 334
1901 Myopia Hunt Club - South Hamilton, Mass. - 6,130 yards WD 89-87 = 176
1902 Garden City Golf Club - Garden City, NJ. - WD after 1st round
1903 Baltusrol G.C. (Original Course) - Springfield, N.J. - 6,003 yards Finished tied for 36th with a score of 87-86-82-84 = 339