Player: Chip Deegan

Chip Deegan
Hometown: Newport Beach
University: United States Naval Academy
Graduation Year: 2026
Area of Study: Quantitative Economics
Soldier Honored: James P. Blecksmith

• 2023 Patriot League Rookie of the Year

2022-23 // Freshman Year
• Appeared in all nine team-scored tournaments where he owned the team’s third-lowest stroke average (74.4)
• Named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year by a vote of the league’s coaches
• He is the sixth Navy player to earn Patriot League Rookie of the Year accolades, joining Ryan Wielgus (2006), Ben Hayes (2008), Peter Reilly (2009), David Hall (2011) and Charlie Musto (2018) ... he is the first Navy golfer to earn the honor by way of a vote as opposed to being the highest-placing rookie at the championship tournament
• Posted a trio of top-20 performances beginning with his eighth-place showing at the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate where he paced the team by shooting par (213) to finish eighth
• Led the team with his third-place finish at the Carpetbagger Classic where he again shot par (144) and was named the Patriot League Golfer of the Week
• A week later, he garnered medalist honors with his 6-under par 207 (72-65-70) at the Golden Horseshoe Intercollegiate and again earned the Patriot League Golfer of the Week nod
• Shot the low round of the tournament and the lowest round of his career with a 6-under par 65 (8 birdies, 2 bogeys) in the second round of the Golden Horseshoe Intercollegiate
• Though scores were not counted by Golfstat due to the unique playing format, he tied for second at the Commander-In-Chief’s Cup where he finished 7-over (223)
• Finished just outside of the top 20 (23rd) at the Patriot League Championship where he recorded an 18-over par 234 (78-77-79)