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Sang Yi
Height: 6'0"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Carrollton, Texas
High School: Hebron HS
Major: Sport Leadership
Born: 12/15/1989
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Sang Yi Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/13/2012

2012 First-Team All-SEC
2012 PING All-Southeast Region
2012 LSWA Louisiana Player of the Year
2012 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana
2012 SEC Community Service Team
2011 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 U.S. Amateur Participant
2010 LSWA Second-Team All-Louisiana
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC All-Freshman Team
2009 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana
2009 LSWA Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

CAREER CAPSULE
Enjoyed a successful collegiate career with the Tigers as a four-year letterwinner from 2008-12 ... Posted a 73.28 career scoring average in 138 rounds played as an LSU Tiger during his college career ... Ranked No. 10 on LSU's all-time career list with his 72.38 scoring average when he left the program following the 2011-12 season ... Earned nine top-five finishes, 15 top-10 finishes and 25 top-20 finishes in 47 tournaments with the Tigers ... Finished his career ranked No. 8 with his 15 top-10 finishes and in a tie for No. 7 with his 25 top-20 finishes on LSU's career lists ... Had a career-best finish of second place at the 2012 Louisiana Classics, where he fired a career-low 54-hole score of 7-under par 209 at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette ... Matched his career-low in relation to par with a 7-under 203 to finish in seventh place in his final collegiate start as a Tiger at the 2012 NCAA Palo Alto Regional ... Earned three selections to the SEC Academic Honor Roll during his career ... Was also a selection to the SEC Community Service Team in 2012 ... Graduated from LSU in May 2012 with his degree in sport administration.

SENIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Wrapped up his collegiate career as one of the most prolific performers in all of collegiate golf during the 2011-12 season ... Finished the season as the No. 39-ranked player in the country in the final Golfweek player rankings ... Joined teammate Andrew Presley as the only Tigers to appear in all 12 tournaments during the 2011-12 campaign ... Shattered his previous career-best with a 71.55 scoring average in 34 rounds played on the season for the No. 4-ranked scoring average by an LSU Tiger in a single-season since 1982 ... Recorded 20 rounds at par or better in his 34 rounds played as a senior ... Earned five top-five finishes, nine top-10 finishes and 10 top-20 finishes in his 12 tournament starts ... Earned his first career First-Team All-SEC accolade on the strength of his performance ... Was also honored as a PING All-Southeast Region performer ... Was the SEC leader with his total of nine top-10 finishes on the season, including five-straight entering the postseason ... Earned his bests collegiate finish with a second-place performance in leading the Tigers to the team title at the Louisiana Classics ... Fired a career-low 54-hole score of 7-under par 209 to take second place at the Louisiana Classics held at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette ... Cemented his All-America status as he also earned top-10 finishes at the John Hayt Invitational (t4), Argent Financial Classic (t9), Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (t5) and LSU National Invitational (t9) during the spring season ... Helped lead the Tigers to two other team titles at the Argent Financial Classic and LSU National Invitational with his performance ... Tied for 31st place at the SEC Men's Golf Championships ... Matched his career-low in relation to par with his score of 7-under par 203 at the Stanford Golf Course to take seventh place on the leaderboard at the NCAA Palo Alto Regional in his final appearance as an LSU Tiger ... Opened up the season by firing a 5-under par 211 to tie for third place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic ... Tied for sixth place at the David Toms Intercollegiate during the fall season while firing an even-par 216 in three rounds at Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport, La. ... Followed a brilliant senior season by being named the Louisiana Player of the Year and a First-Team All-Louisiana selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Recognized for his leadership off the course with a selection to the SEC Community Service Team ... Captured his fourth varsity letter with the Tigers.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Competed in 12 of 13 tournaments during his junior season in 2010-11 ... Set a new career-low scoring average for a single season at 73.55 strokes per round in 36 rounds played ... Played eight rounds at par or better ... Earned seven top-20 finishes in his 12 starts on the year ... Helped lead the Tigers to a second-straight appearance at the NCAA Championships by tying for 14th place on the leaderboard at the NCAA East Regional held at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg ... Posted a 4-over par 220 for his best career finish in NCAA Regional play in three appearances ... Went on to compete at the NCAA Championships at Oklahoma State's Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater ... Finished in a tie for 88th place in the individual standings at the NCAA Championships at 13-over 229, including a 2-under par 70 in his final round of the collegiate season ... Tied for 31st place at the SEC Championships ... Picked up his best finishes of the season by tying for 11th place at both the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational and Schenkel Invitational ... Fired a season-low 1-under par 215 at the Schenkel Invitational ... Posted a 5-over 221 to tie for 11th place at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational ... Wrapped up the regular season by tying for 12th place at the LSU National Invitational to help lead LSU to the team championship ... Shot a 9-over 225 at the University Club in the final tournament during the regular season ... Also earned top-20 finishes at the Gopher Invitational (t13), Jack Nicklaus Invitational (t16) and Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (t17) ... Helped LSU win team titles with his performance at the Gopher Invitational with a 5-over 221 and Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate with a 2-over 215 ... Also earned a spot in LSU's starting lineup at the David Toms Intercollegiate and Gator Invitational ... Carded matching season-low rounds of 4-under 68 in the second round for the Gopher Invitational and second round for the Schenkel Invitational ... Honored for his performance in the classroom as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar ... Also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in his collegiate career ... Earned his third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-10)
Continued his development as one of the top golfers in the Southeastern Conference with his play in 2009-10 ... One of three LSU Tigers to compete in all 13 tournaments during his sophomore season ... Cut nearly one stroke off his scoring average from his freshman season with a 73.73 scoring average in 38 competitive rounds ... Was the team's third-leading scorer on the season ... Recorded 10 rounds at par or better ... Earned one top-five, two top-10 and three top-20 finishes in 13 tournament starts ... Enjoyed his best tournament as an LSU Tiger by tying for third place at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate with a career-low 54-hole tournament score of 6-under par 207 at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C. ... Fired rounds of 2-under 69, 3-under 68 and 1-under 70 at the Hootie ... Earned a top-10 finish at the Louisiana Classics by tying for 10th place with a score of 1-over 217 ... Helped lead the Tigers to team titles at both the Louisiana Classics and Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate ... Also cracked the lineup that captured the team crown at the David Toms Intercollegiate at the Country Club of Louisiana, finishing in a tie for 38th place ... Finished in 12th place at the John Hayt Invitational at 4-over 220 ... Fired a 1-under 69 in the final round at the SEC Championships to help the Tigers take home a fifth-place finish in the final team standings ... Also saw action at the NCAA Central Regional Championships (t32) and NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships (t135) ... Honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association following the season with a second-team All-Louisiana selection ... Followed the season with his first career appearance at the United States Amateur Championship ... Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in his career for his tremendous performance in the classroom ... Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09)
One of the top freshmen in all of college golf during the 2008-09 season ... Finished the season ranked among the top 150 players in the country in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team for his performance ... Was also named a first-team All-Louisiana selection and the Louisiana Freshman of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Made 10 tournament appearances during his true freshman season ... Wrapped up the season with a 74.33 scoring average in 30 rounds to rank as the No. 3 scorer on the team ... Also ranked No. 8 among freshmen in the SEC with at least 20 rounds of competitive golf ... Recorded seven rounds at par or better ... Was second on the team with four top-10 finishes ... Tied for fifth place in his collegiate debut at the Gopher Invitational to lead the Tigers to the team title ... Posted an even-par score of 216 at the Gopher Invitational ... Posted back-to-back fourth-place finishes at the Schenkel/E-Z-Go Invitational (March 20-22) and Reunion Intercollegiate (April 5-7) ... Recorded his best 54-hole score of the season at the Schenkel/E-Z-Go Invitational, where he had a 2-under 214 in three rounds ... Also finished in the top 10 at the SunTrust Gator Invitational (Feb. 14-15) with a 1-under par score of 209, including a 3-under 67 in the first and third rounds of the tournament ... Carded a season-low 5-under 67 in the second round of the Squire Creek Invitational on Oct. 13 ... Missed his only tournament of the season at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (March 29-31) while receiving his U.S. citizenship ... Was named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll following the season ... Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top recruits in the country for the Class of 2008 ... Was the 12th-ranked junior golfer in the country and the 10th-ranked prospect for the Class of 2008 according to the Golfweek Junior Rankings when he signed with LSU in November 2007 ... A member of the fourth-ranked recruiting class in the country for the Class of 2008 according to Golfweek ... Was an active participant as a member of the American Junior Golf Association ... Earned a total of six top-10 finishes in AJGA sponsored events, while he captured the title at the 2007 AJGA PING Junior at The Woodlands in April 2007 ... For his efforts, he was named a Second-Team Rolex Junior All-American following the 2007 season ... Also earned extensive experience in match play as he helped lead the West squad to the team title at the 2007 AJGA Canon Cup after posting an impressive 3-1 record in match play competition ... The Canon Cup matches the nation's top 20 juniors from east of the Mississippi River against the top 20 juniors from the west in an event reminiscent of the Ryder Cup ... Also advanced to the match play competition at the United States Junior Amateur Championship in 2004 and 2006 ... Played his high school golf at Hebron High School in his hometown of Carrollton, Texas ... Won individual medalist honors and guided his team to the team title at the state tournament in 2005 ... Was also named a first-team all-state performer the same year ... Won individual district championships in 2006 and 2007.

PERSONAL
Full name is Sang H Yi ... Born in South Korea on Dec. 15, 1989 ... Son of Chang and Hwa Yi ... Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership at LSU ... Plays right handed.

 

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