Shi Hyun Ahn is a South Korean golfer who played in the KLPGA before becoming an international player. Born on September 15, 1984, Ahn started to play the sport at the age of 13 and enjoyed a successful amateur career before trying her luck as a pro. She was a member of the Korean National team from 2000 to 2001.
Ahn turned pro in 2002 and played in the Apache Dream Tour. She qualified for the LPGA after winning the 2003 CJ Nine Bridges Classic Presented by Sports Today at the age of 19. This victory earned the Korean golfer a non-exempt membership for the 2004 season as well as made her the youngest international winner in the history of the LPGA tour. Although 2003 was her rookie year in the KLPGA, Ahn surprised most golf fans when she managed to place fourth on the money list for the season.
Ahn went on to win more awards in 2004, among them the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year Award after she carded eight top 10s during the season. Ahn shot her first hole-in-one on the way to a career low final 63 while competing at the Welsh-Fry Championship, where she finished with a tie for fifth. She also won the MBC-XCanvas Ladies Open title on the KLPGA tour.
Ahn showed no signs of slowing down in 2005. She carded six more top 10 finishes, where her best finish placed her at a tie for third at the LPGA Takefuji Classic. A year later, she was able to record three more top 10 finishes. Ahn shot her second career hole-in-one a year later in 2007 during the CN Canadian Women’s Open, where she finished by placing at third. The South Korean golfer was also able to card five more top 10 finishes before the season was over.