Player: Briana Chacon
University: University of Oregon
Graduation Year: 2023
Area of Study: Applied Economics, Business & Society
Soldier Honored: Christopher Vanderhorn
2021-22 | JUNIOR
» All-Pac-12 honorable mention
» 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship invitee
An all-Pac-12 honorable mention selection after earning first-team honors in 2020-21 ... Helped lead Oregon to its first team Pac-12 championship in program history ... 73.30 scoring average with 11 rounds of par or better through nine tournaments (27 rounds) ... Has shot par or better in six of 15 rounds this spring while posting a trio of top-10 finishes ... Spring: Tied for seventh place overall while shooting 3-over par (76-70-73) in her spring debut at the Florida State Match Up while helping Oregon earn its second team victory of the season ... Tied for sixth at the Northrop Grumman Challenge after shooting 1-over par (70-74-70), contributing to Oregon's second straight win and third of the season ... Earned her best finish of the season at the PING/ASU Invitational, shooting 5-under par (69-72-70) to tie for fifth overall and help the Ducks place second as a team ... Shot 7 over (74-76-73) to help the Ducks place second at the Silverado Showdown to close the regular season ... Tied for 13th at the Pac-12 Championships (75-73-73, +5), helping the Ducks win the conference team title for the first time in program history ... Fall: Helped lead the Ducks to a dominant and historic victory at the Mason Rudolph Championship to kick off the 2021-22 season, tying for 10th place individually at 4-under par with a 69-72-71 performance ... 3-under 69 in the opening round of the fall was her fifth sub-70 round of her collegiate career ... Oregon won the Mason Rudolph Championship with an astounding 26-under 838, shattering the previous 54-hold program records for both total score and score vs. par ... Tied for 36th at the Stanford Intercollegiate, shooting 6 over with a 1-under 70 in the final round ... Closed the fall with a 4-over par showing at the Pac-12 Preview, tying for 17th overall.
2020-21 | SOPHOMORE
» WGCA All-America second team
» All-Pac-12 first team
Put together one of the best spring seasons in program history, leading Oregon with a 72.73 scoring average in seven tournaments ... Became Oregon's fourth-ever WGCA all-American, earning second-team recognition ... Earned all-Pac-12 honors along with teammate Hsin-Yu (Cynthia) Lu, giving Oregon multiple first-team all-conference selections in the same seasons for the first time in program history ... 72.73 scoring average is good for No. 3 in UO single-season history ... Led the Ducks with five top-10 finishes in seven outings, including the best finish of her career (T-2nd) at the PING/ASU Invitational ... Shot par or better 12 times in 22 rounds to lead the team, scoring in the 60s three times ... Finished par or better in six consecutive rounds from the final round of the Silverado Showdown through the second round of the NCAA Championships ... Spring: Earned her first top-10 finish of the season at the Bruin Wave Invitational while competing as an individual, tying for ninth (+15) overall ... Shot 4-under par to tie for sixth place at the Wildcat Invitational, shooting 72-71-69 ... Led Oregon to its first tournament win since 2016 at the PING/ASU Invitational, recording the best finish of her career in a tie for second overall at 4 under after closing with a 4-under 68 ... Placed seventh at the Silverado Showdown for her fourth consecutive top-10 showing, shooting a 2-under 70 in the final round to finish at 1-over par ... Tied for fifth place individually at the Pac-12 Championships, the best conference showing by a Duck since 2015 ... Closed the Pac-12 Championships with a 3-under 68 to finish at 3-under par ... Opened the NCAA Championships with a 1-under 71 and an even-par 72 to extend her streak of consecutive par-or-better rounds to six in a row and 11 in a span of 14 rounds ... Finished 7 over at the NCAA Championships to tie for 44th as the Ducks placed 11th overall, just two strokes shy of reaching match play ... Fall: No fall season in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2019-20 | FRESHMAN
Impressed during a true freshman season that was cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak ... Third among Ducks with a 73.22 scoring average while playing 18 rounds across six events ... Two top-five finishes, the most on the team ... Led Oregon in par-5 scoring at 4.73 ... Spring: Put together a stellar week at the Bruin Wave Invitational, shooting 1 under across three rounds to finish fourth overall, the best individual showing by a Duck in 2019-20 ... Tied the Bruin Wave Invitational tournament record with a 5-under 67 in the final round ... 67 is tied for the eighth-best score in Oregon single-round history, and 5-below par is tied for No. 7 ... Tied for 36th (+8) at the Northrop Grumman Challenge and 29th (+8) at the Wildcat Invitational ... Fall: Shot 2 over to tie for 27th at the WSU Cougar Cup in collegiate debut ... Tied for fifth at the Molly Collegiate Invitational, finishing 3-over par ... 8-over par at the Stanford Intercollegiate.
Ranked No. 28 overall in the nation by the American Junior Golf Association and 14th in the 2019 class, Chacon signed her NLI with the Ducks one day after tying for fourth place at the CIF girls high school golf championships at the Victoria Club. Chacon shot a 1-under 71 to tie with two others for fourth. At the ACDS Junior Championship in July, Chacon shot a final round 65 to win the event (72-71-65). In nine AJGA events over the last two years, Chacon posted four top-10 finishes.
HEAD COACH DEREK RADLEY
"Briana is a special young woman. She has had a tremendous junior career. Her fierce competitiveness and drive proves she has what it takes to be successful at the highest levels collegiately. The sky is the limit with Briana and I'm really excited to have her at Oregon."