Allan Kournikova

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Allan Kournikova
Personal information
Born (2004-09-21) September 21, 2004 (age 13)
Residence Palm Beach, Florida
Career
Status Amateur

Allan Kournikova (born 21 September 2004)[1] is a youth golfer who is the half-brother of Anna Kournikova and son of Alla Kournikova. He has won the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 U. S. Kids Golf European Championships and 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 U.S. Kids Golf World Championships, he was also featured in the 2013 documentary film The Short Game.

Life[edit]

In January 2010 Alla Kournikova was the subject of a third-degree felony child neglect case when she left five-year-old Allan at home without supervision while she ran errands, he jumped from a second floor balcony and was found bruised and bleeding before being taken to the hospital. Alla was arrested, at that age, he was taking lessons in horseback riding, tennis and golf.[2][3]

Allan began playing golf at 18 months old.[4] By the age of four, his skills had caught the attention of several golf professionals, at age five he began to play competitively. By the age of six, he was a regular winner against other youth, at that time, he attended Palm Beach Day Academy and trained at The Breakers with Valarie LaPapa and Kevin Compare.[5] Kournikova won his first U. S. Kids World championship in August 2011 by capturing the 6-and-under division,[6] that month, Universal Studios followed him and Alexa Pano for six days to shoot footage for a prospective documentary film.[7] By 2012, his repeat world championships were mentioned in The Wall Street Journal,[8] this defense of his title at the 2012 U. S. Kids Golf World Championship was chronicled in the 2013 documentary film The Short Game;[9][10] in June and August 2013, Kournikova gained third consecutive titles in both the European and World championships, winning the division for 8 year olds.[11] Kournikova won the May 27–29, 2014 Age 9 European Championship by 22 strokes,[12] he won the 2015 European World Championship 10-year-old division by 4 strokes.[13][14] He won the 2015 US Kids World Championship 10-year-old age group by 9 strokes.[15]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Leonard, Tod (July 13, 2011). "Another Kournikova finds sporting limelight". The San Diego Union Tribune. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ Goddard, Jacqui (January 21, 2010). "Pictured: Anna Kournikova's shame-faced mother after being accused of child neglect". Daily Mail. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ Marx, Linda (January 20, 2010). "Mother of Tennis Star Anna Kournikova Arrested". People. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ Sens, Josh (June 3, 2013). "Anna Kournikova's kid brother seeks golf stardom". Golf. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ Luciano, Joseph (March 20, 2011). "Golfer Allan Kournikova, 6, brings 'natural ability' to greens". Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ Luciano, Joseph (August 10, 2011). "Allan Kournikova wins division at Kids Golf World Championships". Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Doyle, Bill (October 24, 2011). "Queen of Kids Golf, 7, has Master plan". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ Winkler, Rolfe (August 6, 2012). "Eagle Scout Kournikova". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ Holmes, John (2013). "Anna Kournikova's Little Brother is a Blossoming Golf Champion". Professional Golfers Association. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ Rapold, Nicolas (September 19, 2013). "A Mean Swing, Between the Cuddles and Flatulence Jokes: 'The Short Game,' a Documentary About Young Golfers". The New York Times. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Final-round notes: 2013 World Championship". U. S. Kids Golf. August 4, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Results for European Championship 2014". U. S. Kids Golf. May 29, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Young Stars Shine in East Lothian". GolfBusinessNews.com. June 5, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Results for European Championship 2015". U. S. Kids Golf. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  15. ^ Bhardwaj, Rohit (August 3, 2015). "Shubham Jaglan finishes sixth at US Kids World Championship". The Times of India. Retrieved October 1, 2015.