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

Shi Hyun Ahn
2009 Women's British Open – Shi Hyun Ahn (1).jpg
Ahn before 2009 Women's British Open
Personal information
NicknameCinderella
Born (1984-09-15) 15 September 1984 (age 34)
Seoul, South Korea
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality South Korea
ResidenceIncheon, South Korea
SpouseMarco
Career
Turned professional2002
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 2004)
LPGA of Korea Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour1
LPGA of Korea Tour3
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT5: 2007
Women's PGA C'ship2nd: 2004
U.S. Women's OpenT8: 2006
Women's British OpenT17: 2008
Achievements and awards
LPGA Rookie of the Year2004
Ahn Shi-hyun
Hangul
안시현
Hanja
安是眩
Revised RomanizationAn Sihyeon
McCune–ReischauerAn Sihyŏn

Contents

Pro golf careerEdit

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]

Personal lifeEdit

Ahn was born in Incheon, and attended Inmyong Girls' High School (인명여자고등학교) there.[7][8] She married actor Marcos Lee in 2011. They have one daughter, Grace (born 2012), but divorced in 2013.[9]

Professional wins (3)Edit

LPGA Tour wins (1)Edit

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

KLPGA wins (3)Edit

Results in LPGA majorsEdit

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.

SummaryEdit

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 appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rookie claims first LPGA win
  2. ^ LPGA player's drive kills robin
  3. ^ CN Canadian Open – Round two
  4. ^ Wie aces her way to Canadian Open lead
  5. ^ investigates possible rules cover-up
  6. ^ LPGA: Investigation of Ahn/Chung Remains Private
  7. ^ "한국여자오픈 아마추어 1위 안시현" [Korea Women's Open Amateur first place Ahn Shi-hyun]. Kookmin Ilbo. 15 May 2000. Retrieved 11 September 2017 – via Naver News.
  8. ^ "12년 만에 우승한 안시현, 그는 누구?…골프계 '신데렐라'서 '엄마골퍼'로" [Who is Ahn Shi-hyun, who won first title in 12 years? From the 'Cinderella' of the golf world to 'Golf Mommy']. Maeil Broadcasting Network. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Golfer Ahn Shi-hyun Claims 1st Title in 12 Years". The Chosun Ilbo. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2017.

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