Who's who: Amy Yang

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  • Photo of Amy Yang
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Who's who: Amy Yang

  • Name:

    Hee-young "Amy" Yang
  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Born:

    July 28, 1989 in South Korea.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2006

Roll of Honour

Multiple wins on the US LPGA, LPGA of Korea and Ladies European tours.

Did you know?

Yang began golf at the age of 10 in her native South Korea. She moved with her family to the Gold Coast of Australia in her mid-teens, where she became the youngest ever winner of the Queensland Amateur Championship in 2005. While still an amateur she won the 2006 ANZ Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour, making her the youngest ever winner of an LET tournament. Now resident in Florida, Yang predominantly plays on the LPGA Tour, where she is nicknamed "Little Se Ri", after Se Ri Pak.

Top tournaments won by Amy Yang

2019
Asia
266 (-22)
US$240,000
Honda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Yang, Amy

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

US$240,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 21-24; co-sanctioned with LPGA Tour). Second-placed Minjee Lee (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Amy Yang (S Kor), who recorded her third win in this event in five years. [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].

2017
Asia
266 (-22)
US$240,000
Honda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Yang, Amy

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

US$240,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 23-26; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) finished 5 shots behind Amy Yang (S Kor), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].

2015
Asia
273 (-15)
US$225,000
Honda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Yang, Amy

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

US$225,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 26-Mar 1; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw), Mirim Lee (S Kor) and Stacy Lewis (USA) finished 2 shots behind Amy Yang (S Kor), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].

2013
Asia
Sky 72 GC
207 (-9)
US$285,000
HanaBank

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Yang, Amy

Venue

Sky 72 GC

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

US$285,000

Title sponsor

HanaBank

Played as the LPGA KEB-Hana Bank Championship (Oct 18-20; KLPGA/LPGA Tours event). 24-year-old Amy Yang (S Kor) beat Hee Kyung Seo (S Kor) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record her first LPGA Tour win. [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].

2008
Europe
202 (-14)
€30,000
Annika

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Yang, Amy

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

Annika

Played as the Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika (Aug 7-10). Second-placed Melodie Bourdy (Fra), Maria Hjorth (Swe), Minea Blomqvist (Fin) and Lill Kristin Saether (Nor) finished 6 shots behind Yang (S Kor). [Frosaker G&CC, Vasteras, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

2008
Europe
267 (-21)
€37,500
HypoVereinsbank

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Yang, Amy

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

HypoVereinsbank

Played as the HypoVereinsbank Ladies German Open presented by Audi (May 29-Jun 1; last played in 2001). Second-placed Louise Stahl (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Yang (S Kor), who recorded her first professional win. Yang previously won the 2006 ANZ Ladies Masters as a 16-year-old amateur. [Golfpark Gut Häusern, nr Munich, Germany].

2006
Aus/NZ
275 (-13)
amateur
ANZ Bank

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Yang, Amy

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

ANZ Bank

Played as the ANZ Ladies Masters (Feb 2-5; ALPG/LET Trs event; LET season-opener). 16-year-old Yang (S Kor, amateur) beat Catherine Cartwright (USA) at the first playoff hole. Second-placed Cartwright collected the A$120,000 top money prize. [RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia].

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