South Korean Golf Pro Amy Yang who experienced huge success at the U.S. Women's Open wanted the ultimate prize. She was already leading the tournament. Yang was already taking the lead in the US Women's Open after rolling in four consecutive birdies in a round of four under to lead the field by three shots.
But unfortunately the odds were not in her favor this time as her compatriot Chun In-gee won the coveted title at Lancaster Country Club on Sunday. This is her first major championship title.
The 25-year-old Yang went on a four-birdie runs on Friday showdown, charging to a three-stroke lead after two rounds at Lancaster Country Club taking the lead with the strong possibility of winning her first major championship. The young golfer showed off her skills as she took control on her inward nine with birdies on the 11th, 12th, 13th. She hit her approach to within a foot on No. 14 and punctuated the 4-under-par run. She was at 7-under 133.
After the victory she said, "I just enjoy it out here.
"And I know the golf courses are very tough; I just enjoy the tough condition of the golf courses."
But her ecstasy lasted only for two days as she lost the title against 20 year old Chun In-gee who came out as a dark horse. Despite the loss, Yang has her own share of success on the LPGA Tour. She has got two victories after starting a professional golf career in 2006. She has played some of her finest golf has the U.S. Open, where she has finished in the top 10 four times in the last five years.
Amy Yang is a Korean professional golfer who is currently playing on the United States-based LPGA Tour and on the Ladies European Tour (LET). She started playing golf at the age of 10 in South Korea. She later moved to the Gold Coast of Australia with her family at age 15. This is where she started her career as a golfer more seriously.
In 2005 she won the Queensland Amateur Championship and became the youngest winner ever to win that championship. She won ANZ Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour (LET) as an amateur in 2006 again making her the youngest winner of the history of the LET at the age of 16.
The 5 feet and 8 inches tall Korean golfer has a very fit and athletic body. Yang began playing golf at age 10 in her native Korea and moved to the Gold Coast of Australia with her family at age 15 to pursue golf more seriously. In 2007, she along with her family moved from Australia to Orlando, Florida, and since then she has been residing in Orlando, Florida.
She is one of the best young golfers, and not affected at all by her recent major loss, she is indeed going to deliver her best on the golf courses. Well, all her fans are eager to see major victory coming on her way!!