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Chun An (Kevin) Yu Punches Ticket for PGA TOUR in 2022-23

Aug 14, 2022

After finishing No. 20 on the final Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Eligibility Points List, Sun Devil Kevin Yu earned his PGA TOUR card for the 2022-23 season.
"It's amazing, it's a dream come true to me," said Yu after earning his PGA TOUR card. "I've been dreaming of this moment since I was five years old when I just started to play golf. Now it's a dream come true and I'm looking forward to next season."


Yu, who went by Chun An Yu while in college and in the World Golf Rankings, celebrated his 23rd birthday this week and joined C.T. Pan as the only other Chinese Taipei player in history to earn a PGA TOUR card via the Korn Ferry Tour. He earned two runners-up and a solo-third this season, his second year on Tour. He contended twice in his first four starts last season, earning status by virtue of a fourth-place ranking in the inaugural PGA TOUR University Class of 2021 following a decorated career at Arizona State University, where his career scoring average of 70.46 was the second-lowest on record, only trailing Jon Rahm. He learned the game at a driving range his father owned in Chinese Taipei.
70.46 stroke average (second only to 70.21 by Jon Rahm)
103 par or better rounds (second only to 117 by Jon Rahm)
151 rounds (tied for sixth)
.927 scores counted (139 of 151 is third)
586 birdies (second only to 671 by Jon Rahm)
16 eagles (tied for sixth)
3.916 scoring average on par-4 holes in 2018-19 is best in school history in Golfstat era

--Click here for full list of Korn Ferry Tour graduates.
--ASU coach Matt Thurmond on the bag for Chun An Yu at U.S. Open: 'You're my boss' (by Kent Somers, 15, 2020)
--With his coach as his caddie, ASU's Chun An Yu steady in third U.S. Open appearance (by Michael Gutnick, Cronkite News/Sept. 17, 2020)
--Final Season Begins at the U.S. Open for Taiwan's Chun An Yu (by Christian Lopez, 16, 2020)
--Sun Devil takeover at the U.S. Open (by Mark McClune, KTVK-3/Sept. 16, 2020)
--ASU Men's Golf: Chun An "Kevin" Yu gets set for third U.S. Open (by Haley Smilow, WCSN/Sept. 16, 2020)
--Arizona State connections at U.S. Open: Past, current, future Sun Devils in the field (by Todd Kelly, Golfweek/Sept. 15, 2020)
--Yu will have head coach Matt Thurmond as his caddy in U.S. Open this week (by Jesse Morrison, Devils Digest/Sept. 15, 2020)
--Caddying is ASU golf coach's bag for a week, as long as the bag isn't too heavy (by Kent Somers, Arizona Republic/Sept. 15, 2020/PDF)
--ASU men's golfer Chun An Yu looks to make his mark at US Open (by Leo Tochterman, ASU State Press/Sept. 14, 2020)--ASU Men's Golf Legacy of 'Tour-U' Continues in the U.S. Open (by Jordan Spurgeon, 14, 2020)
--Chun An Yu prepares for the U.S. Open (by Sande Charles/ASU on SI Now/Sept. 12, 2020)
--Chun An Yu No. 2 in initial PGA Tour University rankings (June, 22, 2020)
--With guidance of ASU greats, Chun An Yu makes second consecutive U.S. Open appearance (by Sebastian Emanuel, Cronkite News/June 13, 2019)
--Chun An Yu qualifies for U.S. Open, joining other ASU golf greats (by Max Kelley, Cronkite News/June 13, 2018)
--ASU golfer Chun An Yu making U.S. Open debut (by Jeff Metcalfe, 13, 2018)
--FEATURE STORY: "Kevin" Off To Great Start In Freshman Year (by Craig Morgan/March 3, 2017)

ASU Thunderbird Collegiate (April 12-13, 2019)
Bandon Dunes Invitational (Mar. 11-13, 2018)
National Invitational Tournament (Feb. 27-28, 2017)

1 of 80 at 2019 ASU Thunderbird Collegiate (April 12-13) 66-67-68=201/-12
1 of 83 at 2018 Bandon Dunes Championship (March 11-13) 65-68-67=200/-13
1 of 88 at 2017 National Invitational Tournament (Feb. 27-28) 68-67-64=199/-17
2 of 78 at 2018 Maui Jim Invitational (Sept. 21-23) 65-64-68=197/-13
T2 of 75 at 2019 NCAA Stanford Regional (May 13-15) 71-65-67=203/-7
T2 of 92 at 2018 National Invitational Tournament (Feb. 25-26) 63-70-69=202/-14
T2 of 84 at 2017 ASU Thunderbird Invitational (March 18-19) 67-63-71=201/-12
63/-9, first round, 2018 National Invitational (February 25)
63/-8, second round, 2017 ASU Thunderbird Invitational (March 18)
64/-8, second round, 2019 National Invitational (March 18)
64/-7, second round, 2019 Arizona Intercollegiate (January 28)
64/-6, second round, 2018 Maui Jim Invitational (September 22)
64/-8, third round, 2017 National Invitational (February 28)

--70.46 career scoring average finishes second on ASU career list in the Golfstat era only to Jon Rahm (2012-16) who posted 70.21
--103 of 151 rounds of par or less in his career
--His score counted in 139 of 151 career rounds (.927)
--586 career birdies (second only to Jon Rahm on the Sun Devil career list in the Golfstat era)
--16 careeR eagles
--Tied for 17th at the 2019 Players Amateur held July 9-14 in South Carolina with an 11-under 277 (66-67-72-72)
--Par 4 scoring in 2018-19 (3.9160) was best by a Sun Devil in the Golfstat era (1993-94 to present)
--A 2019 GCAA First-Team All-American
--Finished third at 2019 NCAA Golf Championships (May 27, 2019)
--2019 Thunderbird Collegiate Champion (April 13, 2019)
--The 2019 Australian Masters of the Amateurs champion (January 11, 2019)
--Had great performance at the 2017 U.S. Amateur as he reached the quarterfinals after advancing to match play in 13-player-for-eight-spot playoff.
--Put the finishing touches on a solid freshman season (2016-17) that started in January of 2017 with an even-par 288 at the NCAA Championships in Chicago. On a day where 84 rounds produced an average score of 77.25, he fired a 1-over 73 with two birdies. His even-par score tied for the fourth-best by a freshman at the 2017 finals.
--His 71.61 stroke average was econd-best by a freshman in Sun Devil history, behind only Jon Rahm's 71.37 in 2012-13.
--Won his third college tournament in February of 2017 in Tucson at the National Invitational.
--Joined the program in January of 2017, also known as Kevin and nicknamed "Chev" by teammates.
--Born in August of 1998 and says strength is sticking power and weakness is his short game close to green.
--Won the 98th annual Western Junior title in the summer of 2015 as he rallied late and won in a sudden-death playoff and joined the likes of Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Jim Furyk on the Milt Woodard Championship Trophy. On the first extra hole, Yu clinched the title with a par following rounds of 71-72-69-68 at Riverside Golf Club in North Riverside, Illinois.
--Also won the 2015 Junior Players Championship with a 5-under 67 and won the tournament by one stroke after trailing by six.
--Finished second at the 2014 Callaway Junior Championship and finished third at the 2014 Asia games.