Evan W Chen (2023)
High School: Camas High School
Personal Statement: I started golf at seven because of my dad, who took me to Heron Lakes Golf Course to play with my uncle. Around age nine, I got serious about golf. I vividly remember my first tournament at Chinook Winds at Lincoln Beach. Unfortunately, I played against one of the best junior golfers who utterly destroyed me. That loss taught me how good I had to be and how much harder I needed to work. I mainly starting out with OGA and U.S Kids now finding myself playing in OGA, PNW, AJGA, WJGA, and Notah Bogey III national championship.
Golf is a lifestyle, where I travel to tournaments nearly every week. The grind is something I’ve always enjoyed. It is a game that rewards patience with skill and, as a lifetime sport, it is something I can play even when I’m old.
Not only is golf a lifestyle but a passageway to a community. Golf gathers all kinds of people together, from the very young to the very old who all get to play together; united by a simple love of playing golf. Through my local club alone I’ve met people as young as seven to as old as seventy. Each with drastically different experiences.
Recent Tournament Results:
Stone Creek Golf Course OGA Winter Series: 69
OGA Golf Course OGA Winter Series: 74
Heron Lakes GHSL Districts: 74, 69
Glendoveer West Prairie Invite: 67
Oregon Junior Stroke Play: 77, 72, 75
Southern Oregon Junior Championship: 75, 73
Western Open WJGA: 74, 76
70th Oregon Men Stroke Play Championship: 75, 73, 72
State Match Play WJGA: 73, championship flight.
GHIN Handicap: 0.0
FCG: 16TH ANNUAL FCG NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
My coaches are Meurig Morgan and Bruce Stewart, my high school coach is Bob Foster.
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkRPtpPwuX-gYmtIlH4fAyg