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  Walter Chun
Walter Chun

Player Profile
Position:
Associate Head Coach

Experience:
9th Season at Cal

Alma Mater (Year):
Cal (2001)

05/25/2013

Cal at NCAA Championship Tuesday-Sunday

Golden Bears enter event having set NCAA modern-era victory record with 11 wins in first 13 tournaments.

04/22/2013

Kim, Stalter and Weaver Named to Palmer Cup Teams

Kim and Weaver on Team USA, while Stalter will represent Team Europe in event scheduled for June 7-9.

04/13/2013

No. 1 Cal Second after 36 Holes at Western Intercollegiate

Golden Bears head into Sunday's third and final round nine shots behind second-round leader UCLA.

05/29/2012

2012 NCAA Men's Golf Championship Blog

Check back for updates on the Cal men's golf team's appearance at the NCAA's.

05/28/2012

Eve of the NCAA's

Here's what each of the team's players and coaches had to say the day before the start of 2012 NCAA Championship.

05/18/2013

2013 NCAA Pullman Regional

2013 NCAA Pullman Regional

05/01/2013

Pac-12 Championship (May 1, 2013)

Pac-12 Championship (May 1, 2013)

04/29/2013

2013 Pac-12 Championship

2013 Pac-12 Championship

06/02/2012

NCAA Championship Match Play Quarterfinals vs. San Diego State (June 1, 2012)

NCAA Championship Match Play Quarterfinals vs. San Diego State (June 1, 2012)

06/02/2012

NCAA Championship Match Play Semifinals vs. Alabama (June 2, 2012)

NCAA Championship Match Play Semifinals vs. Alabama (June 2, 2012)


A former Cal golf standout, Walter Chun is in his ninth season on the Golden Bears' coaching staff in 2012-13 and his fourth as associate head coach, with the Bears making the NCAA Championship in each of his first four campaigns in his current role after a previous five-year absence. Chun was promoted to the position he now holds in September 2009 after five seasons as an assistant coach. He was also as an administrative assistant when Cal won the NCAA title in 2003-04.

Cal has set a modern-era NCAA win record in 2012-13 with 11 victories in its first 13 tournaments, eclipsing the record previously held by the 1985-86 Oklahoma State team. The Golden Bears have won 17 of 27 events since the 2011-12 season started and have been in the top five in all 27. Cal has been ranked No. 1 in all three national polls since shortly after sharing the PING/Golfweek Preview title in its second tournament of the season last fall.

The Bears also had several firsts in 2011-12, including an NCAA match play victory in the quarterfinals, a trip to match play at the NCAA Championship, NCAA Regional and Pac-12 titles, a then-school-record six victories to double the previous record and top-five finishes in all 14 events.

Chun has been recognized nationally for his coaching exploits. He was honored with the Jan Strickland Award as the nation's top assistant coach for his work during the 2007-08 season. In June of 2009, he served as a Team USA assistant coach for the Palmer Cup pitting the top eight American collegiate golfers against their European counterparts for an event that is considered the collegiate version of the Ryder Cup.

Chun has been associated with the Cal men's golf program since 1997 when he began his playing career for the Bears. He was a two-time team captain while competing on three occasions at the NCAA West Regional (2000-02) and once at the NCAA Championship (2000). Chun has also qualified for two U.S. Amateur Championships, the first in 1999 at Pebble Beach and the second in 2002 at Oakland Hills Country Club.

Chun received his bachelor's degree from the Haas School of Business at Cal in 2001, and his master's from Cal's Graduate School of Education in 2003. He was a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection (2000, '01, '02) and a two-time All-America Scholar (2001, '02).

He and his wife, Grace, live in Hayward along with their infant son, William.

LAST UPDATED: May 22, 2013


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