Knut Børsheim (born 29 April 1987) is a Norwegian professional golfer.

Knut Børsheim
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KLM Open 2012
Personal information
Born (1987-04-29) 29 April 1987 (age 32)
Nationality Norway
ResidenceFana, Norway
Career
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional2010
Former tour(s)European Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins1

Amateur careerEdit

Børsheim was one of the top amateurs in Norway, winning the golf medal at the national boys' championships, and winning a professional event in Scandinavia in 2006 while still an amateur.[1] In the autumn of that year, he opted to take a golf scholarship to Arizona State University for the next four years. While at college, Børsheim was named in the Bonallack Trophy team for 2010 (the event was cancelled) and was awarded the Pac-10 Men's Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year for 2009-10.[2] He turned professional upon graduation in 2010.

Professional careerEdit

Børsheim entered PGA Tour qualifying school after turning professional, but missed the final stage, and turned his attention towards Europe. He played on invites on the Challenge Tour for much of 2011, and earned his best result as a professional when he finished as runner-up at the Kazakhstan Open, the richest event on that tour. Børsheim finished just outside the top twenty players at season's end who earn promotion to the European Tour. However, he put that disappointment behind him by coming through European qualifying school to earn his full tour card for 2012.

In 2012, Børsheim finished 167th on the European Tour and returned to the Challenge Tour. In 2013, he finished 49th on the Challenge Tour and retired from touring golf. He then went to work in stockbroking for a bank in Oslo. In a 2014 interview, he said that he left professional golf because he "didn't really enjoy the travelling side of things".[3]

Professional wins (1)Edit

Nordic League wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner-up
1 3 Sep 2006 P4 Tour Hydro-Texaco Open
(as an amateur)
-5 (70-74-67=211) 4 strokes   Morten Hedegaard

Amateur winsEdit

  • 2009 Norwegian Amateur Championship

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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