Name:Hee-young "Amy" Yang
Born:July 28, 1989 in South Korea.
Multiple wins on the US LPGA, LPGA of Korea and Ladies European tours.
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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