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Daniel Chian Named Big West Conference Freshman of the Year

Daniel Chian was named Big West Conference Freshman of the Year. (Photo by Steve Chen/Big West)

May 8, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. - Long Beach State men's golfer Daniel Chian was named Big West Conference Freshman of the Year, the league office announced on Wednesday.

This is the second straight year that a 49er has been selected for the award and the third time in five years a freshman golfer from LBSU has won the honor.

Chian also named Second Team All-Big West, recorded an impressive season for the 49ers, posting two top-10 finishes and two top-20's. The native from Covina recorded his highest finish of the year, placing second at the 33rd Anteater Invitational with a 1-over par 217. LBSU captured its second straight Anteater Invitational team title.

Chian carded a career low 66 in the final round of the 17th Del Walker Intercollegiate Golf Classic at Virginia Country Club in Long Beach. Chian tied for 13th with a 3-over 213, helping the 49ers win the team title.

Chian finished out his first season at LBSU, tying for 11th at the Big West Conference Men's Golf Championship at The Country Club at Soboba Springs, finishing just one stroke behind older brother senior Philip Chian.

Big West Men's Golf Player of the Year
Glen Scher, UC Santa Barbara

Big West Men's Golf Freshman of the Year
Daniel Chian, Long Beach State

Big West Men's Golf Coach of the Year

Jason Drotter, Cal State Fullerton

First Team All-Big West 
Mark Anguiano, Cal State Fullerton
Dakota Duerr, Cal State Fullerton
Alex Edfort, Pacific
Tyler Raber, UC Davis
Glen Scher, UC Santa Barbara
Eric Sugimoto, Pacific

Second Team All-Big West 
Daniel Chian, Long Beach State
Pete Fernandez, UC Irvine
Matt Hansen, UC Davis
Travis Russell, UC Irvine
Ryan Tetrault, Cal State Fullerton

Honorable Mention All-Big West

Jonny Baxter, UC Davis
Corey Gard, Cal State Fullerton
David Gazzolo, UC Riverside
Allan Jun, UC Irvine
Byron Meth, Pacific
Matt Seramin, UC Davis
Brett Silvernail, UC Santa Barbara 



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