Charlie SAXON

Charlie SAXON

USA United States of America
HEIGHT: 185CM
WEIGHT: 94KG
BIRTHDATE: 1993-05-08
BIRTHPLACE: Tulsa, Oklahoma
FAMILY: Single
TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 2015

PGA TOUR PING AN BANK CHINA TOUR - PGA TOUR CHINA VICTORIES (2): 2016 Ping An Bank Open, Zhuhai Hengqing Phoenix Tree Open.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Current Year: Finished second on the Order of Merit, received Rookie of the Year recognition and earned his 2017 Web.com Tour membership. Picked up 871,395, the third-highest earnings’ total in Series’ history. Won twice and added five additional top-10s...Shared PGA TOUR China medalist honors with Bio Kim at the Second Global Qualifying Tournament in mid-January in Kunming. Shot rounds of 69-72-70-70 to finish tied with Kim at 7-under, three strokes clear of runner-up Tommy Mou. Will be fully exempt for the entire season…Seven days, he earned conditional status on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica with a T10 finish at the Buenos Aires, Argentina Qualifying Tournament. Lost a three-man playoff for two spots that secured exempt status for the first half of the season…Had a solid showing at the 85 Abierto OSDE del Centro on PGA TOUR Latinoamerica in mid-April. Finished T2 in Cordoba, Argentina. Was one of six players to finish four shots behind winner Anthony Paolucci. Entered the final round tied for 19th but fashioned a 4-under 67 on the final day to move up the leaderboard and record his first top-10 finish...Made his PGA TOUR China debut a good one as he finished T6 with amateur Xuewen Luo at the Henan Open in Zhengzhou in mid-May. Held a share of the first- and second-round leads before a 75-75 finish ended his chances at winning...Enjoyed another solid outing in only his second PGA TOUR China start. Finished T6 at the United Investment Real Estate Wuhan Open, with Seungyun Lee and Dong Su. Overcame an opening, 4-over 76 in windy, rainy weather at Yishan GC to finish 6-under the rest of the way (71-69-70)...Picked up his third top-10 of the season in early July when he finished solo third at the Ping An Private Bank Wanda Open in Baishan. Had a disappointing, third-round 73 after opening 71-68. Still entered the final day at White Birch Club only three shots behind 54-hole leaders Mathew Perry and Taewoo Kim. Was poised to make a run after carding birdies on the 12th and 13th holes. Could only par in over his final five holes, unable to pressure eventual champion Kim. The third-place effort was still his career-best performance...Played some of his best golf of the year at the Yulongwan Yunnan Open, shooting rounds of 66-63-68-67 that left him alone in second, three shots behind winner Zecheng Dou. His second-round 63 was his season-low, and his four sub-70 rounds marked the first time all season he had recorded not only four under-par rounds but four rounds in the 60s. Made a late run at Dou, momentarily narrowing the teenager’s advantage to two strokes when he birdied the par-5 13th hole. But Dou birdied that hole moments later, and the duo managed to play the final five holes in 3-under. The runner-up finish gives him second-place showings on both PGA TOUR China and PGA TOUR Latinoamerica this season...Entered the final round of the Ping An Bank Open in Beijing in mid-September a stroke off the lead set by Shun Yat Hak. Took control of the tournament on the back nine and held a three-shot lead with three holes to play. Finished par-par-par then watched as playing partner Xinjun Zhang made two birdies and had a birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have forced a playoff. There would be no extra session, as Zhang missed his birdie try, coming up a stroke short. Winning effort of 65-66-69-66 allowed him to move to No. 2 on the Order of Merit, capturing his first professional victory in this, his first full season as a pro. His four sub-70 rounds gave him par-or-better scores in 12 of his last 13 rounds...Made another run at victory at the inaugural Clearwater Bay Open in Hong Kong. Was five shots out of the lead at the halfway point and remained five back with 18 holes to play despite shooting a 5-under 65. On Sunday at Clearwater Bay G&CC, shot a second consecutive 65 and had a putt for eagle on the 18th hole that would have earned him a spot in the playoff between Daniel Nisbet and Alex Kang. The putt slid by, leaving him alone in third for his sixth top-10 of the season and fourth top-three effort...Continued his stellar play, joining Dou and Kim as a multiple-tournament winner when he took control of the Zhuhai Hengqin Phoenix Tree Open in the third round, using a hole-out eagle at No. 10 and a 4-under 67 to open a four-shot lead with 18 holes to play. Was never headed on the final day at the Orient Golf and Country Club, cruising to the same four-stroke triumph, defeating Callum Tarren. The victory locked up second place on the Order of Merit with one tournament to play. 

2015: He competed on the Adams Pro Tour, with four starts between June and August. His best finish was a T10 at the Buffalo Run Casino Classic, where he was the 54-hole leader. 

Amateur: Won two college events while playing for the University of Oklahoma. Shared first-place honors at the 2015 Liberty Spring Invitational, six players finishing at 3-under 213 and the tournament not holding a playoff…Earned first-team All-Big 12 honors as a junior…Was an All-Academic Big 12 first-team selection during his junior and senior seasons…Was also an All-American Scholar during his final two college years.

Personal:  Grew up playing the game at famed Southern Hills CC in his hometown of Tulsa, Okla.

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