Chacon, Lu Make History As All-Pac-12 Selections
STANFORD, Calif. – Sophomore Briana Chacon and freshman Hsin-Yu (Cynthia) Lu each received all-Pac-12 recognition on Sunday, giving the Oregon women's golf team two first-team all-conference selections for the first time in program history.
Chacon and Lu are the fourth and fifth Oregon players ever to land on the all-conference first team, joining Caroline Inglis (2014-15), Cassy Isagawa (2011-12) and Paula Patterson (1996-97). They are two of six underclassmen on the 12-player team, and Lu is one just two freshmen.
Currently the No. 26 ranked player in the nation, Chacon has been stellar for the Ducks as a sophomore. She led Oregon at the Pac-12 Championships this weekend in a tie for fifth place individually, her fifth consecutive top-10 finish. The Whittier, Calif., native closed the conference tournament with a 3-under 68, her fourth straight par-or-better round and ninth in her last 12 rounds.
At the PING ASU Invitational on March 26-28, Chacon tied for second individually for the best finish of her career while leading the Ducks to the program's first tournament win since 2015-16. Her performance at the Pac-12 Championships lowered her season scoring average to 72.50, which would currently be the second-best in Oregon single-season history.
Lu has lived up to the hype of being the top-ranked player out of Asia in the 2020 recruiting class, joining Isagawa as the only freshmen in program history to earn first-team all-conference honors. Currently No. 42 player on the World Amateur Golf Rankings, Lu has posted three top-10 finishes this season for the Ducks and has tied the Oregon single-season record with four eagles.
A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Lu tied for second at the Wildcat Invitational on March 8-9 for the best finish of her young career. Lu tied for 23rd overall this weekend at the Pac-12 Championships, and she currently boasts a solid scoring average of 73.89.