An Byeong-hun
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name An Byeong-hun
Born (1991-09-17) 17 September 1991
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) European Tour
Former tour(s) Challenge Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
Challenge Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2010
U.S. Open CUT: 2010
The Open Championship T26: 2014
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

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

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] In August 2014, he won his first Challenge Tour event at the Rolex Trophy, making An the first Korean to win on the Challenge Tour.[9]

Amateur wins (1)

Professional wins (1)

Challenge Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up
1 24 Aug 2014 Rolex Trophy 63-69-73-64=269 −19 3 strokes Benjamin Hebert

Results in major championships

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP T26
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
  • DNP = Did not play
  • CUT = missed the half-way cut
  • "T" = tied
  • Yellow background for top-10.

See also

References

  1. ^ Seung-woo, Kang (31 August 2009). "An Becomes Youngest U.S. Amateur Champ".  
  2. ^ a b Evans, Farrell (24 March 2010). "Questions for ... Byeong-Hun An". Golf.com. 
  3. ^ Latzke, Jeff (30 August 2009). "US Amateur Champ Is Youngest Ever - Again - at 17".  
  4. ^ Iacobelli, Pete (17 April 2010). "Furyk tops packed Harbour Town leaderboard".  
  5. ^ Herrington, Ryan (27 August 2010). "Uihlein Wins Cowboy Quarterfinal Shootout".  
  6. ^ "Byeong-Hun An Loses at U.S. Amateur".  
  7. ^ "Former U.S. Am champ joins Chandler's ISM group". GolfWeek. 18 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "2013 Scottish Hydro Challenge – Leaderboard". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "An claims Rolex glory in Geneva". PGA European Tour. 24 August 2013. 

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