|Hometown:||Granada Hills, Calif.|
2016-17: Played in one tournament for the Rebels, the Southern Highlands Collegiate in Las Vegas … Won the Henderson Amateur and Sunrise Throwback Amateur titles … Was the runner-up at the Clark County Amateur and tied for fourth at the Las Vegas City Championship … Tied for sixth at the Simi Hills City Amateur Championships and tied for 12th at the Memorial Amateur … Also represented the SNGA Team at the PAC Coast Amateur.
2015-16: Used the 2015-16 season as a redshirt year … Made the Dean’s Honor List … Tied for first, losing in a playoff, at the San Diego Amateur … Finished second at the L.A. City Men’s Match Play event and tied for fourth at the SCGA Public Links Championship (71-70-73) … Also qualified for the SCGA Amateur Championship.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Valley Academy of Arts & Sciences … Spent four years as The Vipers team captain and also was the team’s MVP all four years … Team was the 2013 CIF Los Angeles winner … He won the 2013 ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior (71-68-70) at Mission Hills Country Club – Dinah Shore Tournament Course in Rancho Mirage, Calif., and placed in the top 15 for the Southern California PGA Junior Tour’s Toyota Tour Cup Series 13 times … By winning the tournament at Mission Hills, he joined an illustrious list of champions including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Cantlay, Sihwan Kim and former Rebels James Oh, Seung su Han and Ryan Keeney … He also tied for 11th at the 2013 Los Angeles City Junior Championship (66-71-73) … Competed in the 2014 FootJoy Invitational and Rolex Tournament of Champions … In 2015, recorded six top-20 finishes with nine rounds at par or better and had two rounds in the 60s … His low round of the year was a 68 at the AJGA: Bishop Golf Academy … Coached in high school by Daniel Loscos and Todd Tyni.
PERSONAL: Justin Sae-Jin Chong was born Oct. 8, 1996, in Granada Hills, Calif. … Majoring in urban studies … The son of Jae and Nancy Chong … Hobbies include fishing, bowling and swimming … Has one brother: Brandon (22).