ASU's Chun An Yu competed at the Players Amateur tournament

Chun An Yu finished in the top 20 at the Players Amateur

There hasn't been much lounging around this summer for ASU sophomore Chun An Yu, who finished tied for 14th in his first career appearance at the 19th annual Players Amateur on Sunday, July 15.

After a shaky start in Yu's first major tournament last month that forced an early elimination, he was back for redemption.  

The four-day tournament, which teed off on Thursday morning, featured 80 athletes from around the world.


The Taiwan native maintained control of his game during the first round by hitting just 1-under 71 and only one double bogey.  

Although things started slipping for Yu during the second round on Friday morning, he managed to hit three birdies in a row to shoot 1-over 71.

The third round on Saturday proved to be Yu's biggest defeat when he hit three bogeys and went 2-over 71, but he managed to stay in the ranks and missed elimination by just a hair.

The 19-year-old completely dominated the final round, hitting 8-under 71 with a frenzy of nine birdies for a total gross of 278.  

Rounding out the top three were Vanderbilt University sophomore John Augenstein, who finished 16-under, Florida sophomore Andy Zhang, who finished 12-under, and Ohio State junior Will Grimmer, who finished 11-under.


Reach the reporter at Edith.Noriega@asu.edu or follow @Noriega_Edith on Twitter. 

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