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,” has a 70.4 stroke average in 38 tournaments, with 78 out of 116 rounds at par or better. In addition to college and amateur events, he played in the U.S. Open in September with his coach Matt Thurmond as his caddie. It’s the second U.S. Open in a row Yu has played in. He also competed in the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational.
A senior last season, Yu’s back at ASU for an “extra” year, like many college golfers, after the coronavirus pandemic canceled all spring college sports.
ASU, along with the rest of the Pac-12, has yet to compete this year but the Sun Devils will return to action in January against rival Arizona in the Copper Cup, a two-day, four-round Ryder-Cup style match at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Arizona. The tournament dates are Jan. 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 the Territorial Cup rivalry and the very high level of college golf found in Arizona,” Thurmond said in a statement released by ASU.
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