An Byeong-hun

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An Byeong-hun
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name An Byeong-hun
Born (1991-09-17) 17 September 1991 (age 22)
Seoul, South Korea
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 95.0 kg (209.4 lb; 14.96 st)
Nationality  South Korea
Residence Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Career
College University of California, Berkeley
Turned professional 2011
Current tour(s) Challenge Tour
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2010
U.S. Open CUT: 2010
The Open Championship CUT: 2010
PGA Championship DNP

An Byeong-hun (Hangul: 안병훈, Hanja: 安秉勛) (born 17 September 1991), or Byeong-Hun An, is a professional golfer from Seoul, South Korea. In August 2009, he became the youngest-ever winner of the U.S. Amateur.

Amateur career[edit]

Born in Seoul, South Korea, An is the son of Ahn Jae-Hyung and Jiao Zhimin, both of whom were medalists in table tennis at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[1]

An moved to the United States in December 2005 to attend the The David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where he was also known as Ben An.[2]

In August 2009, at age 17, An became the youngest-ever winner of the U.S. Amateur when he defeated Ben Martin 7 & 5 in the 36-hole final at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[3] He made his PGA Tour debut in March 2010 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a week before playing in The Masters.[2] An made the cut at the 2010 Verizon Heritage and was one shot off the lead during the second round before finishing the tournament T-59.[4] At the 2010 U.S. Amateur, An became the first defending champion to advance to the semifinals since Tiger Woods in 1996.[5] After An took a 3-up lead after nine holes in his semifinal match, his opponent David Chung rallied to defeat An 1-up.[6]

Professional career[edit]

An turned professional in 2011 and earned a spot on the Challenge Tour via qualifying school.[7]

In June 2013, An had his best finish to date on the Challenge Tour, tied for second place at the Scottish Hydro Challenge.[8]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2010
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship DNP
  • DNP = Did not play
  • CUT = missed the half-way cut
  • "T" = tied
  • Yellow background for top-10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seung-woo, Kang (2009-08-31). "An Becomes Youngest U.S. Amateur Champ". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  2. ^ a b Evans, Farrell (2010-03-24). "Questions for ... Byeong-Hun An". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  3. ^ Latzke, Jeff (2009-08-30). "US Amateur Champ Is Youngest Ever - Again - at 17". Dallas Morning News. Associated Press. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  4. ^ Iacobelli, Pete (2010-04-17). "Furyk tops packed Harbour Town leaderboard". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  5. ^ Herrington, Ryan (2010-08-27). "Uihlein Wins Cowboy Quarterfinal Shootout". Golf Digest. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Byeong-Hun An Loses at U.S. Amateur". ESPN. 2010-08-28. Archived from the original on 30 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  7. ^ "Former U.S. Am champ joins Chandler's ISM group". GolfWeek. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  8. ^ "2013 Scottish Hydro Challenge – Leaderboard". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 

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