YANG Hee Young

Amy Yang

South Korea (KOR)

Born in South Korea but moved to the Australian Gold Coast with her family at the age of 15 in order to improve her golfing prospects. Father was a member of the Korean national canoe team and mother a champion javelin thrower. Abandoned swimming for golf aged ten, as a driving range near her community swimming pool proved irresistible. Became youngest player to win the Queensland Amateur Championship in 2005 and big breakthrough came when she won the 2006 ANZ Ladies Masters – just 20 minutes from her home - on the Ladies European Tour (LET) as an amateur to become the youngest winner ever on the LET at 16 years, six months and eight days. Granted a special three-year membership exemption to join the LET on condition that her parents travelled with her until she turned 18, and won twice more. Earned full status on the LPGA Tour via the Q School and has two wins to date.

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