Mariana Chong
Mariana Chong
Year: So.
Hometown: Lima, Peru
High School: Colegio Villa Caritas

Sophomore (2021-22):

A vital member of the Eagles National Championship team, Chong was one of three golfers to compete in each of Emory’s nine tournaments during the 2021-22 season… Finished fifth on the team with an average of 76.6 strokes per round over the course of 20 rounds… Earned her second consecutive All-Region honor… Competing at the 2022 NCAA Championship, Chong finished in fifth place, registering a 304 (79-79-72-74) as she finished in fifth for the Eagles and tied for 30th overall to help lead Emory to its first ever national title… Her highest finish of the season was at the season opening Lynn Schweizer Invitational where she finished in 11th place and carded a two round score of 159 (81-78)… Chong’s lowest two-round score of the season came at the MCC Invitational where she scored a 147 (75-72) which was good for  14th place finish… Her low round came at the Jekyll Island Collegiate, where she posted a 71 in the first round and finished with a three-round score of 224 which tied her for 17th in yet another Eagles tournament win… Helped the Eagles to a tournament win at the Golfweek Invitational with a 229 (77-79-73)… Also competed at the Williams College Championship (161, 30th), Savannah Invitational (152, T-18th) and the Southern Panther Classic (155, T-22nd)… Named to the WGCA Scholar All-America Team… Named to the 2022 UAA Spring All-Academic Team.

Freshman (2020-21):
Fine rookie season that saw her lead the team in scoring with an average of 79.9 strokes over 12 rounds which spanned all four tournaments ... PING All-South Region honoree ... All-UAA Team ... Earned a berth on the WGCA All-Scholar Team ... Shot a program record two-under par 70 during the second day of play at the MCC Intercollegiate (Apr. 11-12) ...First player in program history to be recognized as UAA Women's Golfer of the Week (Apr. 5) following her effort at the Golfweek DIII Spring Invitational (Apr. 2-4) where she led the team and tied for seventh out of 40 players with a 54-hole score of  238 (79-80-79) -- produced a team-leading 29 pars at the Golfweek Invitational, tying for fifth in the field ... Selected as the UAA Golfer of the Week a second time after firing a team-leading total of 145 (75-70) at the MCC Intercollegiate, good for a third-place tie overall out of 50 contestants -- led the Eagles with six birdies and was second in the field with 23 pars ... Tied for the team's top score of the day when she recorded a 79 during the third round of the NCAA D-III Championships (May 11-14).

High School:

Three-year member of the golf program at Colegio Villa Caritas ... Member of the 2019-20 Peruvian National Team ... Ranked 15th at the 2019 Annika Invitational Latin America.

Born June 25.

"I chose Emory because it has strong Economics and Business programs, and there was the opportunity to play college golf. The international diversity at Emory was also an important factor in my decision."

Year Rounds Strokes Average Low Round
2021-22 20 1,531 76.6 71
2020-21 12 959 79.9 70
TOTALS 32 2,490 77.8 70