Before they turned pro: Ludvig Aberg
03 Sep 2023
by Justin Golba of

see also: Ludvig Aberg Rankings

Ludvig Aberg (Texas Tech Athletics Photo)
Ludvig Aberg (Texas Tech Athletics Photo)

After turning pro in 2023 and playing great golf on the PGA Tour from the beginning, Ludvig Aberg finally has broke through and secured his first professional win.

Aberg won the 2023 Omega European Masters with a score of 19-under par. Aberg birdied his last four holes to get the win.

He beat fellow countryman Alexander Bjork by two shots and shot a 6-under 64 in the final round.

Before turning pro in 2023, Aberg spent four years at Texas Tech and was an incredibly accomplished collegiate golfer.

The inaugural PGA TOUR U winner earned his full PGA TOUR card for the remainder of the 2023 season and the entire 2024 season. Aberg swept all three National Player of the Year Awards (Ben Hogan, Fred Haskins, and Jack Nicklaus), becoming just the seventh player all-time to accomplish the feat.

He was the lone player in Texas Tech history with multiple individual wins in three different campaigns. He was the first player in the history of the Big 12 Conference to repeat as an individual medalist and set the all-time scoring mark at the Big 12 Championships by recording a score of 15-under. He was the only male golfer at the Division-I level during the 2022-23 season to win both his conference and regional championship.

Aberg was a Three-Time First Team All-Big 12 Selection in 2021, 2022, and 2023, he was a GCAA All-America Scholar in 2021, and he made the 2021 All-Nicklaus Team and PING All-Central Region.

Before arriving at Texas Tech, Aberg was ranked 37th in the WAGR. He advanced to the Round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur Championship after rolling through stroke play with rounds of 68 and 73 and also advanced to the Round of 16 in the British Amateur. He was a member of the Swedish National Team and recorded a seventh-place finish at the Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass and was sixth at the PING Invitational at Karsten Creek.

In 2017, Aberg won the Fairhaven Trophy and stroke play at the European Boys Team Championship in La Manga, Spain.

The Ludvig Aberg File
Born: October 31, 1999 in Eslov, Sweden
Parents: Son of Mia Aberg and Johan Ungesson
Residence: Lubbock, Tex.

Amateur Victories
2016 Galvin Green Junior Open, Skandia Junior Open
2017 Fairhaven Trophy
2019 Sun Bowl All-America Classic
2021 Jones Cup Invitational, The Prestige, Thunderbird Collegiate
2022 The Prestige, Big 12 Men's Championship
2023 The Prestige, Valspar Collegiate, Big 12 Men's Championship, NCAA Norman Regional

International Competition
2017 European Boys' Team Championship
2018, 2019, and 2021 European Amateur Team Championship
2018 Junior Golf World Cup
2020, 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup
2022 Eisenhower Trophy

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