Wildcat seniors Eric Chun and Sam Chien conclude stellar NU careers
2011-12: Challenged Luke Donald's school-record season scoring mark of 70.45 before tough courses to finish the year gave him an NU-best 71.38 stroke average, which ranks fifth in school single-season history ... Graduated with a 72.70 career stroke average, second only to Luke Donald in Northwestern history ... Out of 34 stroke play rounds, recorded 20 at par or better with 12 rounds in the 60s ... At one point during the spring, fired seven-straight rounds in the 60s across three tournaments ... Had eight top-10 finishes in 11 stroke play tournaments, including top-10s in each of NU's last seven events ... Had five top-2 finishes on the year including two wins ... All-Big Ten first team ... GCAA PING All-Region first team and GCAA All-America honorable mention ... Opened the year with a runner-up finish at the Marshall Invitational (Sept. 12-13), carding an 8-under 205 (67-68-70) ... Recovered from a difficult first round at The Prestige at PGA WEST (Oct. 9-11) to fire a second round 3-under 69 and a closing 2-under 70 for a 1-over 217 (78-69-70) ... Finished a solo second at NU's own Windon Memorial Classic (Oct. 16-17) after opening with a career-best 5-under 65 and eventually carding a 3-under 207 (65-72-70) ... Beat several of the world's top-ranked amateurs at the star-studded Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle (Oct. 31-Nov. 2), opening with a 2-under 69 before finishing in seventh place at 1-over 214 (69-73-72) ... Opened the spring by tying for first place at the Rice Intercollegiate (Feb. 20-21) before taking second at the Barona Collegiate Cup (March 22-23) and winning again at the NYX Hoosier Invitational (April 7-8) ... Beginning with a final-round 69 at the Rice tournament, fired seven-straight rounds in the 60s and earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors after all three of those tournaments ... Fired a final-round, 5-under 66 at the NYX Hoosier to earn a four-stroke victory ... After rough start to the Big Ten Championships, rallied with back-to-back 1-under 71s in the final two rounds to finish in the top-10.
2010-11: Ranked second on the team with a 73.25 stroke average ... GCAA PING All-Region ... More than one-third (13-of-36) of his rounds were at or below par ... Notched six top-20 results and four top-10s overall on the year, placing in the top-10 in his final two regular-season tournaments ... Began the season with four top-20 finishes and two top-10s in five fall events ... Seven of his 15 fall rounds were at or below par with three 68s ... Finished under par in each of the last two tournaments of the fall season ... Fired a final-round 3-under 68 to vault to fourth at the Gifford Collegiate Championship (Nov. 8-10), leading NU to a third-place finish in the 12-team tourney ... Led Northwestern with a seventh-place effort at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational (Sept. 17-19) ... Was 15th in the season opening Wolf Run Intercollegiate (Sept. 11-12) ... Came in under par with a 54-hole total of 1-under 215 to place 19th at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate (Oct. 23-24) ... Earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors after going undefeated at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 11-12) to move to an undefeated 10-0-1 all-time at the event ... Led NU to its second-straight Match Play team title ... Shot a second-round 2-under 70 at the weather-shortened Illini Spring Classic (April 16-17), finishing second overall ... Shot a final-round 1-under 71 to jump into 10th place at the 2011 Big Ten Championships ... Shot back-to-back even-par rounds to close out the NCAA Colorado Regional and help NU advance to the National Championships ... Fired a second-round 2-under 70 at the difficult Karsten Creek Golf Club at the NCAA National Championships, ending up 38th individually at 7-over 223.
2009-10: Competed in 10 stroke-play events, earning a 72.77 stroke average to rank second on the team and 10th all-time in Northwestern single-season history ... GCAA PING All-Midwest Region selection ... Ranked second on the team with 11 rounds at par or better and second with five scores in the 60s ... Had three top-10 finishes and three additional top-20 efforts ... Began the year with a season-best fifth-place finish at the Navy Fall Classic (Sept. 12-13), charging up the leaderboard with a final-round 3-under 68 ... Followed that up with a 19th-place finish at the Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational (Sept. 18-20), opening with a 2-under 68 ... Named to the Big Ten Match Play Championship All-Tournament team after going 3-0-1, running his career record in the event to an undefeated 7-0-1 ... Concluded the regular season with four-straight top-20 efforts at the Barona Collegiate Cup (17th), Robert Kepler Intercollegiate (7th), Boilermaker Invitational (11th) and Big Ten Championships (10th) ... Fired a final-round 4-under 67 at the Kepler to lead his charge into the top 10 ... Placed 22nd at the NCAA Central Regional, helped by a second-round 2-under 68 ... Away of Northwestern competition, played in the 139th British Open at St. Andrews, firing a first-round 1-under 71 and a second-round 4-over 76 to finish at 3-over 147, just one stroke outside of the cut ... Placed as the runner-up at the inaugural Asian Amateur Championship (Oct 31-Nov. 1) in Shenzhen, China ... That finish earned him a spot in International Final Qualifying--Asia for the 2010 British Open Championship at St. Andrews ... Sank a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole of IFQ--Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to earn the fourth and final available berth at St. Andrews ... Advanced out of local qualifying for the 2010 U.S. Open with a 4-under 68 on May 17 to place first at the Water's Edge Golf Club site in Worth, Ill.
2008-09: Won the 2009 Big Ten individual championship to become the first freshman to earn conference medalist honors since Illinois' Steve Stricker in 1986 ... Followed up an opening-round 1-under 70 at Penn State's Blue Course with a 3-under 68 to take a one-stroke advantage at the halfway point ... A third-round even-par 71 in tough conditions gave him a four-stroke cushion entering the final 18 holes ... Selected Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... All-Big Ten second-team honoree ... GCAA PING All-Region selection ... Had Northwestern's best stroke average on the year with a 73.32 ... Compiled three top-10 and three other top-20 finishes on the season ... First-career top-20 came in his second collegiate tournament when he took 13th at NU's own Windon Memorial, finishing with a 1-under 70 in the final round ... Earned a seventh-place finish at the CordeValle Collegiate ... Named to the Big Ten Match Play Championship All-Tournament team after winning all four of his matches and making an astounding 26 birdies through 56 holes ... He won two matches by 6 and 5 margins ... Shot a collegiate-best total of 67 (-3) in the second round at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic ... Finished in the top-20 in four of NU's final five tournaments of the year, taking sixth at the Kepler Intercollegiate, 13th at the U.S. Intercollegiate, winning the Big Ten Championships and coming in 13th at the NCAA South Central Regional ... Had a team-best five rounds in the 60's on the year with 11 total rounds at par or better.
High School: Ranked eighth in the 2008 class by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and 18th by Golfweek/Titleist ... 2007 first-team AJGA Rolex Junior All-American (one of 12 players to receive the honor) ... Champion of the 2007 Randy Wise Junior Open and the Coca-Cola Junior Championship ... Played the entire 2007 summer season in the U.S. ... Took eighth in the HP Boys Junior and the Western Junior ... After moving to Australia, won the Cronulla Amateur Open, Penrith Amateur and finished second at the Mastercard Junior Masters in 2004 ... In 2005, racked up 13 Australian Junior titles, including the New South Wales Junior Championship ... Member of the A/B honor roll.
Personal: Born Jae Han Chun Seoul, South Korea ... Son of Chang Keem Chun and Lim Eun Kyung ... Moved to Malaysia at the age of 5, becoming the top-ranked junior in Malaysia by the age of 12 ... Qualified to be an alternate for the 2009 U.S. Open after making it to the final round of qualifying before falling in a three-way playoff ... Majoring in religious studies.