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ÅKESSON Björn

Björn ÅKESSON

SWE

Biography

ResidenceMalmo, Sweden
AttachmentBarseback G&CC
Date of Birth:04/01/1989
Place of BirthMalmo, Sweden
Height & Weight6ft 0in 11st 13lbs (180cm 76kg)
InterestsSports, Skiing, friends. family
Turned Pro2009 (plus 4)
Qualifying School(2009), (10), (11), 12*, 13

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Biography

Played ice hockey, football and golf as a child but started concentrating on the latter when his size hampered his progress in the other two sports. Began playing when his father took him and his brothers to a par three course near their home, and was playing on a full course by the time he was nine. Has spent every summer, from early in the morning to late at night, at the golf club since then. Represented Sweden from the age of 15 and came through the Nordic League in 2010, finishing second in the order of merit, then had two full seasons on the Challenge Tour before taking the 15th card at the 2012 Qualifying School Final Stage to earn a rookie season on The European Tour in 2013. Still plays ice hockey as a hobby.

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Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR644
Race To Dubai227
Challenge Tour Ranking34
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 53,100 (2013)

Teams

Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 2006 St Andrews Trophy 2008 Bonmallack Trophy 2008 (winners) Jacques Leglise Trophy 2006 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 2006-08

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