Ahn Shi-hyun

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Shi Hyun Ahn
2009 Women's British Open – Shi Hyun Ahn (1).jpg
Ahn before 2009 Women's British Open
Personal information
Nickname Cinderella
Born (1984-09-15) 15 September 1984 (age 32)
Seoul, South Korea
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality  South Korea
Residence Incheon, South Korea
Spouse Marco
Turned professional 2002
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2004)
LPGA of Korea Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
LPGA of Korea Tour 3
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T5: 2007
Women's PGA C'ship 2nd: 2004
U.S. Women's Open T8: 2006
Women's British Open T17: 2008
Achievements and awards
LPGA Rookie of the Year 2004
Ahn Shi-hyun
Hangul 안시현
Hanja 安是眩
Revised Romanization An Sihyeon
McCune–Reischauer An Sihyŏn

Ahn Shi-hyun, or Shi-Hyun Ahn (Korean: 안시현; born 15 September 1984 in Seoul) is a South Korean professional golfer.

Pro golf career[edit]

Ahn turned professional in 2002 and that year she topped the order of merit on the Apache Dream Tour (the KLPGA's developmental tour) after winning three times. In 2003, she won[1] the CJ Nine Bridges Classic, an LPGA Tour sanctioned event in her home country. At 19 years, 1 month and 18 days she was the youngest non-American winner in the tour's history. She also finished fourth on the LPGA of Korea Tour money list. In 2004, she was the Rookie of the Year on the U.S. based LPGA Tour, after finishing in sole second place in the LPGA Championship, which is one of the four LPGA majors and finishing sixteenth on the money list. She also won the MBC-Xcanvas Open on the LPGA of Korea Tour that year. In 2005, she finished 36th on the LPGA Tour money list.

During her second round of play at the 2009 LPGA Championship, Ahn struck and killed a robin with her tee shot on the 9th hole.[2]

While playing in the 2010 CN Canadian Women's Open, Ahn and fellow South Korean golfer Il Mi Chung were accused[3] of taking part in a rules violation cover-up after they each accidentally hit the other's golf ball on the 18th hole during the first round of play. Chung and Ahn were disqualified after the round.[4] The LPGA launched an investigation into what took place.[5] A tour official said "One thing that is clear is that both players called the penalty on themselves and as a result, both players were disqualified. They admitted their mistake and accepted the penalty, so the Rules of Golf were adhered to."[6]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 2 Nov 2003 CJ Nine Bridges Classic −12 (65-71-68=204) 3 strokes England Laura Davies
South Korea Se Ri Pak
South Korea Gloria Park
South Korea Grace Park

KLPGA wins (3)[edit]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Kraft Nabisco Championship CUT T19 T8 T5 T42 T56 T56 T57
LPGA Championship 2 T25 T5 T21 T6 T16 T34 CUT
U.S. Women's Open T29 CUT T8 T39 T64 DNP T19 CUT
Women's British Open CUT T28 T25 CUT T17 CUT DNP DNP

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for a top-10 finish.


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Kraft Nabisco Championship 0 0 0 1 2 3 8 7
LPGA Championship 0 1 0 2 3 6 8 7
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 5
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 3
Totals 0 1 0 3 6 13 29 22
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (2005 British Open – 2007 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship – 2006 U.S. Open)

Team appearances[edit]




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