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Jun brings golf success from Canada

By Brian Boynton
On March 4, 2010

Danny Jun is an accomplished student athlete both in the classroom as well as on the golf course.

Before coming to Texas A&M University-Commerce, Jun was named to the Dean's List his freshman year at Missouri Valley College. If he was forced to choose between golf and school he would say being a student comes first and foremost.

Jun chose to transfer to A&M-Commerce because he wanted a change from the Missouri winters.

"I wanted a place I could practice all year long," Jun said.

Jun is a senior economics major with a minor in finance and hopes to pursue a master's degree. In 2008-2009 he was named to the Lone Star Conference Commissioners Honor Roll for his classroom efforts.

Before going after his master's, Jun said he wants to test himself against the best in his sport. He plans on trying to make it in the professional ranks, and if it doesn't work out for him he will go back to school.

"I spent twelve years of my life playing this game," Jun said, "I might as well give it a try."

He credits his dad with introducing the game to him when he was ten, despite the fact that he may not have liked it at times.

"As I started getting better at it I was hooked on the game," Jun said.

Jun was the Lions' top finisher in all three tournaments he played in last semester, including back-to-back rounds of under par at the Charles Coody West Texas Intercollegiate for his third top-ten finish to start the season.

However, when he's not playing golf, Jun likes to stay active and relax.

"I like to hang out with friends, and during the right seasons I spend a lot of time snowboarding and playing hockey," Jun said.

Jun is not like most student athletes at A&M-Commerce in that he is not a naturalized American citizen. He was born in Langley, British Columbia, Canada and wants everyone to know that he is a proud Canadian. In fact, his greatest sports moment was playing for Team Canada in Scotland.

Before deciding on where he is going to end up playing golf or continuing his education, he plans on moving back to Vancouver.

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