Bruins finish 2nd
Face Pac-12 foes
Valder ties for third place.
Summer 2012 --Tied for sixth individually at the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup with scores of 71-69-71-70--281 (-3) ... Team USA placed fourth ... Tied for 12th at the Sahalee Players Championship with scores of 74-70-70-75 -- 289 (+1) ... Was the medalist at U.S. Am Sectional Qualifying with scores of 68-71--137 (-5) ... Missed the cut at the U.S. Amateur after posting scores of 72-75--147 (+6) at Cherry Hills ... Finished in a tie for sixth at the Pacific Coast Amateur at Bandon Dunes with scores of 70-73-76-73--292 (+8) ... Tied for first at the Western Am with scores of 70-68-68-67--273 (-15) before falling in a playoff ... In match play at the Western Am, he defeated teammate Pedro Figueiredo in 20 holes in the first round ... Lost to Peter Williamson 5 & 3 in the second round.
Amateur and Junior Golf -- Was ranked 10th in the AJGA rankings for the class of 2012 and 19th overall ... Placed second at the Mid-Pacific Open, fourth at the Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play Championship and third in the Sony Open qualifier to earn a spot in the 2012 Sony Open ... In 2011 He was voted the HSGA Amateur Player of the Year and earned Second-Team AJGA All-America honors ... At the 2011 Hawaii State Open, he finished third ... Tied for second at the Sony Open amateur qualifier ... Led his team of amateurs to a 14.5-9.5 victory in the 2011 Governor John Burns Challenge Cup ... He was 2-1-0 in Governor's Cup matches ... Tied for first in the Turtle Bay Amateur before falling in a sudden-victory playoff ...Placed sixth in the 2011 AJGA Junior Players Championship, tied for fifth in the AJGA Junior Challenge and was the runner-up in the 36th Junior PGA Championship ... Won the Aloha Section Junior PGA Championship ... Two-time winner of the Mamala Bay Hickman Invitational ... Won the 2011 Hawaii State Amateur with scores of 68-67-69-74--278 (-10) ... Tied for 19th at the 2011 Laredo Energy Junior at Tradition, tied for fifth at the AJGA Under Armour/Hunter Mahan Championship and tied for 15th at the AJGA HP Championship at Carlton Woods ... In 2010, he tied for second at the Sony Open Amateur qualifier ... Went 3-0-0 in the Asia Pacific Junior Cup and was 3-0-0 in the Governor's Challenge Cup.
High School -- Lettered four seasons for coach Glenn Inouye ... 2012 Hawaii High School Athletic Assn. Hall of Honor inductee ... Received the Iolani School Walter Goo Award for those students "who combine the qualities of outstanding athletic ability and fine academic records" ... Graduated from Iolani School with a cumulative grade point average of 3.94 and a senior gpa of 4.27 ... Received the Edward K. Hamada Award for inspiring team achievement through selflessness ... Two-time First-Team All-ILH and Player of the Year ... Placed third in the 2012 Hawaii State HS Boys Championship and led Iolani to a runner-up finish ... Ranked No.1 in the state of Hawaii ... He was awarded the 2011 Iolani HS Raider Award for unselfishly and sincerely promoting good sportsmanship and fair play ... Led Iolani to a runner-up finish at the 2011 Hawaii State HS Boys Championship and won the individual title with scores of 66-67--133 (-11) ... Placed second in the 2010 HSJGA Hali'imaile Pineapple TOC with scores of 68-73--141 (-3).
Personal -- Youngest of three brothers ... Chose UCLA because it has the "best combination of athletics and academics" ... Lists his biggest athletic thrill as playing in the 2009 Sony Open and being paired with Ricky Barnes and Jason Dufner ... Has also played practice rounds with Parker McLaughlin (UCLA '02), Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly ... Admires Swedish tennis great Roger Federer ... Enjoys swimming, tennis, music and movies in his spare time ... Three relatives Clark Huang (uncle), Katie Huang (aunt) and Wendy Huang (aunt) attended UCLA ... Full name is Lorens Min Wei Chan ... Born in his hometown ... Major interests are in Business/Economics.
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