Akshay Bhatia biography: 13 things about Indian-American golfer born in Northridge, California

Akshay Bhatia is an American professional golfer of Indian descent. He is coached by Allen Terrell, Chase Duncan and George Gankas.

Bhatia stands 6’0″ and weighs 130 lbs. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Northridge, Los Angeles, California to Sonny Bhatia and Renu Bhatia.
  2. He lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA.
  3. She is 4 years younger than his sister Rhea Bhatia, also a professional golfer.
  4. He attended Penn Foster High School, an online school.
  5. In 2014, he participated in the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club in August, Georgia, USA.
  6. In 2016, he won the Champions Junior Golf Tour (CJGT) Junior at Yorba Linda and IZOD American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Championship.
  7. In 2017, he won the Davis Love III Junior Open, the Junior Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Championship and the AJGA Junior at Ford’s Colony.
  8. In 2018, he was runner-up to 71st U.S. Junior Amateur Championship winner Michael Thorbjornsen, was named the AJGA Player of the Year and won two silver medals at the III Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  9. He missed the cut when he made his PGA Tour debut at the 2019 Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA in March 2019. On April 18, 2019, he made his Tour debut at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship. He finished T-42.
  10. He was 17 years old when he made his professional golf debut in September 2019 at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
  11. On August 5, 2020, he won the ST 11 @ Old South Golf, an event on the Swing Thought Tour.
  12. On February 25, 2021, he won ST 12 @ Brunswick, his second Swing Thought Tour event.
  13. On June 7, 2021, he qualified for the 121st U.S. Open, which will be held at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California from June 17-20, 2021.

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