David Chung (golfer)

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David Chung
Personal information
Born (1990-01-14) January 14, 1990 (age 27)
Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Stanford University
Turned professional 2012
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2011
U.S. Open CUT: 2011
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

David Chung (born January 14, 1990) is a Korean-American professional golfer. He was the number one ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking in late 2010/early 2011.

Chung was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina to Christian and Elise Chung.

In 2004, at age 14, Chung was the runner-up in the U.S. Junior Amateur.[1] He also advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2005.[2] He was the 2005 runner-up in the Western Junior. In 2005, Chung was the Junior Boys Carolinas Player of the year and in 2010, he was the Men's Carolinas Player of the Year.[3] In addition, he was the 2007 First-Team AJGA Rolex Junior All-American.

Chung attended Stanford University. In 2009, as a freshman, he was named to the All-Pac-10 Conference second team. In May 2010, as a Stanford sophomore, Chung was named to the All-Pac-10 Conference first team.

As a junior at Stanford, Chung won the 2009 North and South Amateur, 2010 Porter Cup, and the 2010 Western Amateur. He finished runner-up at the 2010 U.S. Amateur to Peter Uihlein.[4] This earned him invitations to the 2011 Masters Tournament and the 2011 U.S. Open, where he missed the cut.

Chung was a member of the victorious U.S. Team at the 2010 Palmer Cup, where he compiled a 4-0-0 match record.[5] He also played on the 2010 U.S. Eisenhower Trophy team in the World Amateur Team Championship.[6] The team finished third and Chung finished tied for ninth.

Chung turned professional in September 2012. In 2013 he won an eGolf Tour Florida tournament and got a 4th place at an Adams Golf Pro Tour event. In 2014, he joined PGA Tour Latinoamérica, where he finished T-8 at the TransAmerican Power Products CRV Open in Mexico, one shot short of a playoff.

Amateur wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2011
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

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