Karen Chung, one of the top prep recruits to enter the collegiate ranks in 2013, is a polished golfer who will fight to find a prominent role on USC's deep roster this season ... She saw action in two events in the fall of 2013, finishing sixth at the Windy City Collegiate Championship at 1-over 214 (73-69-72) and tying for third at the Stanford Intercollegiate at 5-under 208 (69-67-72) ... In the summer before her first collegiate semester, Chung reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championships. She also played at the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championships, but did not make the cut.
Chung, homeschooled from the Zion Academy and from Livingston, N.J., earned 2008, 2011 and 2012 AJGA All-American first team status and was second team in 2009 and 2010 and went undefeated while representing the U.S. in the 2012 Jr. Ryder Cup. She also represented America at the 2011 and 2013 Jr. Solheim Cups and competed for the East team four times from 2009-12 at the Wyndham Cup. She won back-to-back AJGA Girls Championships in 2009-10, won the 2011 Thunderbird International Junior and was the runner-up at the 2008 USGA Junior Girls Championship. She has 14 top 5 finishes in her AJGA career.