Derek Chang
Derek Chang
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
Year: Jr.-RS
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Minnesota

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2011-12: One of three Jaguars (Taylor Floyd and Brendan Gillins) to play in all 10 events ... Ranks fourth on the team in stroke average at 75.03 ... Interestingly, turned in a 73.5 stroke average in 10 first rounds ... Enjoyed one top-10, two top-20 and three top-21 finishes ... Hit his stride in the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, shooting two under-par rounds en route to a 2-under 211 and a tie for 13th … Shot his low rounds of the season in the event, with a pair of 1-under 70’s in the first two rounds … Posted a 1-under 71 in opening round of San Diego/TaylorMade Intercollegiate and tied for 21st … Notched a pair of even-par 72’s in first two rounds of Charleston Shootout and tied for 33rd … Scored a 2-over 72 in second round of Cleveland Golf/Palmetto Invitational at historic Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C. … Rattled off a pair of even-par 71’s in opening two rounds of General Hackler Championship at DeBordieu Club in Georgetown, S.C. ... Closed out the regular season with a tie for 61st in the Jags’ home event, the Insperity Augusta State Invitational, at Forest Hills Golf Club.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2010-11: Redshirted … Part of the Jaguars’ 2011 National Championship squad.

PRIOR TO ASU: Won consecutive Southeastern Amateurs in the summer of 2009 and 2010 in Columbus, Ga. … In 2010, posted a 13-under 271 (69-66-72-64) at The Southeastern … Spent two seasons as a member of the University of Minnesota men’s golf team … Was in the lineup for 20 of 22 tournaments at Minnesota over the last two seasons … Posted a 74.22 and 76.06 stroke average as a freshman and sophomore, respectively … During his freshman campaign, he collected three top-10 finishes, including a tie for third at the Big Ten Championships with a 2-over 286 (71-73-71-71).

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior at Marist High School in 2008, won the Class AAAA individual state championship and was the state runnerup during his junior season … Was named a three-time, all-state selection from 2006-08.

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