Player: Ya Chun Chang

2021-Ya Chun Chang
Hometown: New Taipei City, Taiwan
University: University of Arizona
Area of Study: EAS
Expected Graduation: 2022
Soldier Honored:

2020-21 (Junior): WGCA Scholar All-American... Late arrival for spring season returning from Taiwan but made immediate impact in lineup in all six events she played in… Opened junior season with three consecutive rounds of 71 at Clover Cup in Phoenix for 3-under finish in top 10… Posted a second top-25 finish at the Pac-12 Championships… Final round 71 at NCAA Regionals helped propel her team to the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale… Carded best round in nearly two seasons with her 70 in second round of stroke play at the NCAA Championships.

2019-2020 (Sophomore): Finished inside the top 26 in all seven events she played… Shot under-par every round at the Pac-12 Preview to end tied for fourth and help the Wildcats to victory… Played 6 out of 7 tournaments at 4-over or better… Recorded 10 rounds of par or better, which surpassed her total from last year even though she played in four less tournaments this season… Her 6-under performance at the Pac-12 Preview is her career-low in relation to par. Had a stroke average of 72.58.

2018-2019 (Freshman):Finished 3rd at the El Tigre Invitational… Placed 4th at the Pac-12 Championships thanks to a career-low final round of 69… Recorded top-16 finishes in six consecutive tournaments… Named an All-American Scholar by the WGCA… Advanced to semifinals of the NCAA Championship… Was 4th on the team with a stroke average of 74.23… Recorded 9 rounds of par or better.

Prior to Arizona: Third-ranked player in Golfweek 2018 class ... Finished second at the TLPGA Hitachi Ladies Classic in Taiwan ... Reached the quarterfinals at the 2016 US Girls Junior at Ridgewood Country Club ... Was low amateur at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship ... Tied for third at the ANNIKA Invitational in February of 2017 at the Reunion Resort in Florida ... Tied for fifth at the AJGA Girls Amateur in 2016 ... Tied for 12th at the PING Invitational in Stillwater, Oklahoma in October of 2017 ... Tied for fifth at the Rolex Tournament of Champions at PGA National in November of 2017


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