Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia men’s golf coach Bowen Sargent announced today (June 2), that Sam Jung has joined the Cavalier program after playing his freshman season at George Mason. Jung will be eligible to compete for UVA this fall and have three years of eligibility as a Cavalier.
At George Mason, Jung played in seven tournaments and led the Patriots with a 72.79 stroke average. He posted four top-20 finishes and helped George Mason win its own 36-hole Patriot Intercollegiate with an individual runner-up finish. He posted his season-low round, a 6-under 66, at the FAU Spring Champions tournament.
“We are glad to have Sam join the Virginia golf family for the next three years,” Sargent said. “Sam had a very strong first year at George Mason and we think he will continue to grow and improve while in Charlottesville. Sam has very lofty personal goals and (assistant coach) John Phillips and I are appreciative of the opportunity to help Sam reach those goals over the next three years. I know he will work hard in pursuit of being a great college player and, if our staff does our jobs, the opportunity to play at the next level like so many before him.
Jung played at Chantilly High School for coach Kurt Sporkmann. He was the runner-up at the Virginia High School League 6A golf championships in 2017.