ANTTI AHOKAS

BIOGRAPHY

Height: 6 ft 3″
Date of birth: 24th January, 1985
Turned pro: 2006 (plus 4)
Family: Wife – Annika. Daughter – Elsi
Residence: Lappeenranta, Finland & Orlando, Florida
Manager: Kate Whyte

After a short stay at the University of Minnesota, Antti returned to Europe with the ambition of turning professional.

 

He had his first victory in the Nordic League in 2005 at the Sonera Open as an amateur. He then went on to hold off Rory McIlroy in a playoff to win the Irish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship.

 

Winning the Gant Open in the Nordic league proved to Antti that he could compete at this level and he turned professional in 2006 and signaled his intent as one of Finland’s hottest prospects.

 

2008 was a great season for Antti as he was victorious on two occasions on the Challenge Tour. His victories came at the Abierto Visa de la Republica in Buenos Aires and the ECCO Tour Championship in Denmark.

 

In 2016, Antti played on the European Challenge Tour, as he has done for the past few seasons. He ended the season in 142nd on the Road to Oman Rankings after finishes of T21 at First Stage of Q-School and T33 at the Volopa Irish Challenge.

 

2017 saw Antti mainly play on the Nordic Golf League and has finished the season in 9th position on the final order of merit standings. A win at the Lannalodge Open was the highlight of his season. 

 

Antti competed at tournaments on the Challenge Tour in 2018 through invitations and he finished his season ranked 89th on the rankings, securing Challenge Tour status for 2019. 

 

His best finish of the 2018 season came at his home open, the Vierumaki Finnish Challenge, where he finished solo 4th. 

DID YOU KNOW?

Antti had dreams of becoming a professional ice hockey player as he was very accomplished at the sport.

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