Antti Ahokas

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Antti Ahokas
Personal information
Full name Antti Juhani Ahokas
Born (1985-01-24) 24 January 1985 (age 32)
Lappeenranta, Finland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13.4 st)
Nationality  Finland
Residence Lappeenranta, Finland
Career
College University of Minnesota
Turned professional 2006
Current tour(s) Challenge Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
Challenge Tour 2

Antti Juhani Ahokas (born 24 January 1985) is a Finnish professional golfer.

Ahokas was born in Lappeenranta. After winning the Finnish Amateur Stroke Play Championship in 2005, he moved to the United States to attend the University of Minnesota, but left after just three months to return to Europe and further his ambitions as a professional.[1]

In 2006 Ahokas won the Irish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship beating future world number 1 and major winner Rory McIlroy in a playoff.

Having turned professional in 2006, Ahokas just failed to come through the European Tour final qualifying school, and joined the second tier Challenge Tour for the 2007 season. In 2008, he won for the first time at the Abierto VISA de la Republica, becoming the first left-hander to take that title. Later in the season he won again at the ECCO Tour Championship, and gained promotion the elite European Tour by ending the season ranked 19th on the money list.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2004 Finnish Amateur Match Play Championship, Finnish Amateur International Open Championship
  • 2005 Finnish Amateur Stroke Play Championship
  • 2006 Irish Amateur Open Championship

Professional wins (4)[edit]

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runner(s)-up
1 6 Apr 2008 Abierto Visa de la Republica -10 (67-66-66-71=270) 3 strokes Argentina Martin Monguzzi
2 31 Aug 2008 ECCO Tour Championship -17 (67-69-65-70=271) 1 stroke Netherlands Wil Besseling, Norway Eirik Tage Johansen,
Finland Roope Kakko, Netherlands Taco Remkes

Nordic League wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runner-up
1 12 Jun 2005 Sonera Open -12 (68-69-67=204) 5 strokes Finland Heikki Mäntylä
2 9 Sep 2006 Gant Open -2 (71-65-75=211) 1 stroke Finland Sakari Sauli Aho

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

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