Maximilian Kieffer

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Maximilian Kieffer
Max Kieffer 2016.JPG
Personal information
Born (1990-06-25) 25 June 1990 (age 29)
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Nationality Germany
ResidenceDüsseldorf, Germany
Career
CollegeUniversity of Florida
Turned professional2010
Current tour(s)European Tour
Former tour(s)Challenge Tour
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
Challenge Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 2014, 2016
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Maximilian Kieffer (born 25 June 1990) is a German professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Kieffer was born in Bergisch Gladbach. He played most of his golf at Hubbelrath Golf Club in Düsseldorf, the same club as Martin Kaymer. He represented the German National team from 2005-2010 and represented Europe in the Junior Ryder Cup in 2006. He played college golf briefly in the United States at the University of Florida. He turned professional in 2010.

Kieffer joined the Challenge Tour in 2011 and won his first tournament in 2012 at the Gujarat Kensville Challenge in India.[1]

In April 2013, Kieffer lost in a sudden-death playoff at the Open de España. In the joint longest playoff in European Tour history, Kieffer was beaten by a Raphaël Jacquelin birdie on the ninth playoff hole.

In May 2015, during round 3 of the Irish Open, Kieffer broke the Royal County Down course record set in 1939 by shooting 6-under-par 65.[2]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 29 Jan 2012 Gujarat Kensville Challenge –7 (70-71-70-70=281) Playoff India Rahil Gangjee

Playoff record[edit]

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2013 Open de España Chile Felipe Aguilar, France Raphaël Jacquelin Jacquelin won with birdie on ninth extra hole
Aguilar eliminated by birdie on third hole

Team appearances[edit]

Open de France 2015

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Golf: Rahil Gangjee falters as Maximilian Kieffer wins Gujarat Kensville Challenge title
  2. ^ "Kjeldsen on the rise at County Down". PGA European Tour. 30 May 2015.

External links[edit]