PETALING JAYA: Malaysian amateur Ervin Chang has added another feather to his cap in his illustrious collegiate golf career in the United States.
After two stellar seasons in the Atlantic-Sun (ASUN) Conference, the Liberty University student became one of the 20 golfers named to the 2011-20 Men’s Golf All-Decade team.
The Liberty University also captured the 2018-19 Bill Bibb Trophy, which is awarded to the ASUN Conference institution with the top overall athletic programme.
During his first season in ASUN, Ervin earned the 2019 Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
And over the last two years, he was also picked for the All-Academic team and the Men’s Golf All-Conference team.
He finished the 2018-19 season with a 71.71 stroke average and earned a spot in the GCAA All-America selection after posting eight top-10 finishes and stayed within the top 10 three times during the shortened 2019-20 season.
The 21-year-old plans to return to Liberty University for a fifth season in 2020-21.
“This means a lot to me and it is also a reminder of everything that I’ve done to reach this moment, ” said Ervin, who plans to turn professional after graduation.
“I’m forever grateful to my coaches in the US and Malaysia, friends, family and supporters for their guidance and encouragement in my college golf career.
“I have another year in college to do my Masters programme. Hopefully, I can achieve something special.”