Daniel Chian Named Big West Conference Freshman of the Year
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.