Before they turned pro: Korn Ferry Tour Argentina Open winner Mason Andersen
03 Mar 2024
by Pete Wlodkowski of

see also: The Dogwood Invitational, Druid Hills Golf Club, Mason Andersen Profile

Mason Andersen in 2017 (Arizona State Athletics photo)
Mason Andersen in 2017 (Arizona State Athletics photo)

Mason Andersen has a long career of competitive amateur golf under his belt, and has made 19 of 30 cuts on the Korn Ferry Tour since joining in 2023. He's won a few small events like the Lamkin San Diego Classic (collegiate) San Tan Amateur (amateur), but nothing like the career-boosting playoff victory he recorded the first Sunday in March of 2024 at the Korn Ferry Tour's Argentina Open. 

He joined a list of past champions that includes 9-time winner Roberto De Vincenzo, the legendary Argentinian golfer who won 229 professional events, but who will be forever remembered for signing an incorrect scorecard that kept him out of a playoff for the 1968 Masters Tournament.

Andersen, from Mesa, Arizona, stayed close to home for his collegiate career. We got to know him through his four-straight years of playing our partner tournament The Dogwood Invitational, where he recorded a top-10 finish in 2019. Here is a look back at some of Andersen's amateur career highlights:

2022 Accomplishments
World Ranking: 180
U.S. Ranking: 93

Notable Finishes: T2 at the NCAA West Regional, T3 at the Amer Ari Invitational, and top 10 finishes at the Southwestern Invitational Collegiate, Pac-12 Championship, and ASU Thunderbird Invitational.

2021 Accomplishments
World Ranking: 99
U.S. Ranking: 64

Notable Finishes: T3 at the Patriot All-America, T7 at the Valspar Collegiate, and a medalist at the U.S. Open Local Qualifying. He also had strong showings at the Western Amateur and the Dogwood Invitational.

2020 Accomplishments
World Ranking: 150
U.S. Ranking: 79

Notable Finishes: 2nd at the Amer Ari Invitational and top 10 finishes at the Cabo Collegiate. Andersen also competed in the Western Amateur and the Southwestern Invitational Collegiate, among others.

2019 Accomplishments
World Ranking: 49
U.S. Ranking: 33

Notable Finishes: Andersen won the Lamkin San Diego Classic, finished T4 at the Sahalee Players Championship, and had top 10 finishes at the Fighting Irish Classic and Dogwood Invitational.

2018 Accomplishments
World Ranking: 255
U.S. Ranking: 136

Notable Finishes: Top 10 finishes at the Cabo Collegiate, Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, and multiple other tournaments. He was also a medalist at the U.S. Amateur Qualifying.

2017 Accomplishments
World Ranking: 302
U.S. Ranking: 160

Notable Finishes: 5th at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational and qualifier for the U.S. Open Final Qualifying. Andersen also had a strong performance at the Maui Jim Invitational.

2016 Accomplishments
World Ranking: 1040
U.S. Ranking: 529

Notable Finish: Medalist at the U.S. Amateur Qualifying at just 17 years old.

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