ASU golfer Chun An Yu is new No.1 in the world amateur golf rankings


Arizona State Senior Chun An Yu is the new No. 1 ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

In his career at ASU, known as “Kevin”, averaged 70.4 strokes in 38 tournaments, with 78 of 116 rounds at par or better. In addition to college and amateur events, he played at the US Open in September with trainer Matt Thurmond as a caddy. This is the second US Open in a row Yu has played. He also competed in the Arnold Palmer Invitational of the PGA Tour.

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A senior last season, Yu is back at ASU for an “extra” year, like many college golfers, after the coronavirus pandemic called off all spring college sports.

ASU, along with the rest of the Pac-12s, have yet to compete this year, but the Sun Devils will return to battle in January against rival Arizona in the Copper Cup, a two-day Ryder-Cup style match in four rounds at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Arizona. The tournament dates are January 17-18.

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“The Copper Cup will be the first college golf tournament of the spring and a great way to celebrate Territorial Cup rivalry and Arizona’s very high level of college golf,” Thurmond said in a statement released by ASU .


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