Dylan Frittelli

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Dylan Frittelli
Personal information
Full name Dylan Ashley Frittelli
Born (1990-06-05) 5 June 1990 (age 27)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb; 12.8 st)
Nationality  South Africa
Career
College University of Texas
Turned professional 2012
Current tour(s) European Tour
Sunshine Tour
Former tour(s) Challenge Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Asian Tour 1
Sunshine Tour 1
Challenge Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 2017
PGA Championship T63: 2017

Dylan Ashley Frittelli (born 5 June 1990) is a South African professional golfer. He currently plays on the European Tour where he won twice in 2017, the Lyoness Open and the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

Amateur career[edit]

Frittelli had a successful junior career, winning the 2007 Callaway Junior World Golf Championships for boys aged 15 to 17.[1]

Frittelli played college golf at the University of Texas, where he won the decisive match to lead his team to victory at the 2012 NCAA Championship.[2] He represented South Africa in the Eisenhower Trophy in 2008 and 2010.

Professional career[edit]

Frittelli turned professional after the 2012 NCAA Championship and played on the European Tour via sponsors exemptions for the rest of the year. He started 2013 with a second place finish in the Telkom PGA Championship behind Jaco Van Zyl. He played most of the year on the Challenge Tour, winning his first tour event at the Kärnten Golf Open in June.[3]

Frittelli's performances in early 2013 lifted him into the world top-300 but he then had two years of poor performances, dropping to 926 in the world rankings. He showed a return to form when losing a playoff for the Australian PGA Championship in late 2015. 2016 was a successful year with second place in the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open, a tie for second in the Tayto Northern Ireland Open and then a second win on the Challenge Tour in the Rolex Trophy. He finished 8th in the Race to Oman rankings to earn a place on the 2017 European Tour.

In 2017 a tie for second place in the Eye of Africa PGA Championship and a playoff defeat in the Volvo China Open lifted Frittelli into the world top-100 for the first time. In June he won his first European Tour event, the Lyoness Open. At the end of the season he was runner-up in the Turkish Airlines Open and tied for 4th in the end-of-season DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, both Rolex Series events. He finished 19th in the Race to Dubai.

Frittelli won the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open in December 2017 beating Arjun Atwal at the first hole of a playoff.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 11 Jun 2017 Lyoness Open −12 (70-71-68-67=276) 1 stroke England David Horsey, Finland Mikko Korhonen,
South Africa Jbe' Kruger
2 3 Dec 2017 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open1 −16 (67-66-68-67=268) Playoff India Arjun Atwal

1 Co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and Asian Tour.

European Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2015 Australian PGA Championship Australia Nathan Holman, United States Harold Varner III Holman won with par on first extra hole
2 2017 Volvo China Open France Alexander Lévy Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 2017 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open India Arjun Atwal Won with birdie on first extra hole

Asian Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 3 Dec 2017 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open1 −16 (67-66-68-67=268) Playoff India Arjun Atwal

1 Co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour and European Tour.

Sunshine Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 3 Dec 2017 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open1 −16 (67-66-68-67=268) Playoff India Arjun Atwal

1 Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour.

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 30 Jun 2013 Kärnten Golf Open −17 (67-64-65-71=267) 3 strokes Italy Filippo Bergamaschi, Netherlands Daan Huizing
2 20 Aug 2016 Rolex Trophy −20 (71-65-66-66=268) 2 strokes Spain Pep Anglès, New Zealand Ryan Fox

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2017
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship T63
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Callaway Junior World Golf Championships – 2007 Champions". Archived from the original on 21 April 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Frittelli's dramatic birdie wins NCAA title for Men's Golf". 3 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Frittelli cruises to 3-shot win in Austria". Miami Herald. The Sports Network. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 

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