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Andrew Johnston

  • Born: 18 February 1989
  • Nationality: English
  • Attachment: North Middlesex
  • Turned Pro: 2009

 
Andrew started playing golf at the age of four when his father, a single-figure handicapper, took him out to a local field to hit balls, before becoming a member at North Middlesex GC at the age of nine. Golf took a leading role in Andrew’s life and he made the climb to the England Boys set-up via his county team and won the Boys Home Internationals in 2007.

Andrew turned pro at the age of 20 and started on the Jamega Pro Golf Tour – his first victory came at the Warwickshire in 2010. Later that year he earned a category 13 on the Challenge Tour for 2011. Andrew took advantage of an invite to the ECCO Tour Championship presented by Thomas Björn and Mercedes Benz, his ninth place finish was enough to seal berths in the lucrative Kazakhstan Open and M2M Russian Challenge Cup, where he finished second.

His meteoric rise continued at the season-ending Apulia San Domenico Grand Final, where a stunning performance and a third place finish earned him a card for The European Tour 2012 International Schedule.

The ‘icing on the cake’ for the 2011 season was his qualification for the Open Championship at Royal St.Georges – one of the four major competitions on the golfing calendar.

In 2012 Andrew played in 20 European Tour events. He made 60% of cuts and finished 163rd in the Race to Dubai. The highlight of his year was a hole-in-one during the Scottish Open at Castle Stewart winning him 168 bottles of champagne. Andrew, on the back of five made cuts, finished the year off with a 33rd place finish at the SA Open in Johannesburg.

Honesty, loyalty, desire and responsibility are all strong characteristics of Andrew’s personality. Coupled with his professionalism, his drive to succeed and the seriousness with which he approaches his game, more success is on the cards as Andrew steps forward into his 4th year as a professional golfer.

2013
38th – Kazakhstan Open
6th – Northern Ireland Challenge
5th – Finnish Challenge
10th – Le Vaudreuil Challenge
32nd – Swiss Challenge
28th – Bad Griesbach Challenge

2012
33rd – SA Open Championship
50th – ISPA HANDA Perth International
11th – ALLIANZ Open de Lyon
35th – BMW Italian Open
54th – KLM Open
36th – Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
38th – BMW International Open
56th – St Omer Open
48th – ISPS HANDA Wales Open
37th – Trophee Hassan II

2011
15th – Challenge Tour Order of Merit
3rd – Challenge Tour Grand Final
2nd – Russain Challenge Cup
11th – Kazakhstan Open
9th – ECCO Tour Championship
141st – THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, Royal St.Georges
3rd – Karten Golf Open
1st – The Vale of Glamorgan, Jamega Pro Golf Tour

Earns European Tour card for the 2012 season.
Signs full Staff Deal with Titleist & Footjoy.

2010
41st – SWALEC Wales Challenge
29th – Fred Olsen Challenge de Espana
29th – Scottish Hydro Challenge
21st – Karten Open Golf Presented by Markus Brier
1st – The Warwickshire, Jamega Pro Golf Tour
7th – European Tour Q School, Stage One

In 2013 Andrew will be competing on the European Challenge Tour. The Challenge Tour is the second tier men’s professional golf tour in Europe. It is operated by the PGA European Tour and, as with on the main European Tour and the European Seniors Tour, some of the events are played outside of Europe. Players who are successful on the Challenge Tour qualify for membership on the European Tour the following year. The top-20 players in the rankings gain their tour card.