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Andrea Pavan – Biography

Andrea Pavan, from Rome in Italy, looks set to follow in the shoes of his fellow countryman Edoardo Molinari.  After an impressive amateur career, it was clear to see  from the rankings in 2010 that the prospects looked extremely good for the 22 year old: 5th on the R&A’s World Amateur Rankings, 2nd on the EGA’s European Amateur Rankings, and 1st on the Italian National Rankings.  Having shone on the World stage as an amateur, he turned to the professional ranks of the game following his participation in the World Amateur Team Championships in Argentina in 2010.  

Pavan, who graduated in Economics from the Texas A&M University in the US, has recorded impressive results both through his college career in the States and across Europe.  At Texas A&M, he was a first team All-American this year and also a winner of the John Burns Intercollegiate event in Hawaii.  He also tied 3rd in the Big 12 Championship and picked up the Ellis Leadership Award from the University.  In the last 18 months alone he’s had 25 rounds of par or better in competition play and in 2009 he was a member of the team that won the NCAA Championship, the most prestigious event in US college golf.

Outside of the US, Pavan was a member of Team Europe to play against GB&I for the Jacques Leglise Trophy from 2004-2006, and again for the St. Andrews Trophy in 2008.  He was also a member of the European Team that took on the USA for the Palmer Cup in both 2009 & 2010.  He has been a quarter-finalist at the British Amateur Championship in 2008 & 2010, and was also runner up in 2010 at the European Amateur Championships.  A member of the Italian National squad since 2002, Pavan enjoyed a succession of wins as a junior where he took the U14 & U16 Italian Championships and also held the title of Italian Stroke Play Champion in 2005 & 2007.  In 2006 he won the ‘Omnium’ in Italy, the equivalent of the National Pro Championships.

2011 has been a break through year for Andrea with two tournament wins on the Challenge Tour and a 2nd place finish on the Order of Merit to secure his European Tour Card for 2012. His first win came at the Norwegian Challenge and his second at the season ending Grand Final at San Domenico.  He ended the year with a 7th place finish at the Alfred Dunhill Championships. It’s clear to see that Andrea has a very exciting future ahead of him, and coupled with his athletic build and good looks he has every chance of becoming the next Italian superstar. 

Personal Details:

Born:27th April 1989
Place of Birth:Rome, Italy
Residence:Texas, USA / Rome, Italy

Profesional Achievements:

20149th - ISPS Handa Perth International Championships
20149th - ISPS Handa Wales Open
20148th - M2M Russian Open
20148th - Hong Kong Open
2013Challenge Tour Rankings winner
20134th - Challenge Tour Grand Final
20137th - Kazakhstan Open
20134th - Kharkov Superior Cup
20131st - Open Blue Green Cotes d'Armor Bretagne
20131st - Bad Griesbach Challenge
20135th - Karnten Open
20132nd - Scottish Hydro
20136th - Czech Challenge
20117th - Alfred Dunhill Champs
20111st - San Domenico Grand Final
20117th - Roma Golf Open
201110th - Kazakhstan Open
20111st - Norwegian Challenge
20112nd - Karnten Open

Amateur Achievements:

2010Winner John Burns Intercollegiate, Hawaii
2010Winner Ellis Leadership Award, Texas A&M University
20103rd Big 12 Championship, USA
2010Runner Up European Amateur Championship
2010¼ Final British Amateur Championship
2010Silver Medal European PGA Italian Open
20109th Finnish Amateur Championship
2008¼ Final British Amateur Championship
20084th South of England Championship
20088th Swiss Amateur Championship
200817th World Amateur Championship
2007Winner Italian Stroke Play Championship
2006Winner Italian Omnium (National Pro Championship)
2006Winner U16 Italian Championship
2005Winner Italian Stroke Play Championship
20053rd European Young Masters
2003Winner U14 Italian Championship
20012nd U14 Italian Championship

Team Honours:

2010First Team All-American
2010, 2009Member of European Team v USA, Palmer Cup
2009Winner of NCAA Championship
2008Member of Team Europe v GB&I, St. Andrews Trophy
20084th place at World Amateur Championship
2006, 2005, 2004Me

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