Player: Briana Chacon
University: University of Oregon
Area of Study: Economics
Expected Graduation: 2023
Soldier Honored: Sergio Gudino
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."