Since I was 5 years old, I have loved the game of golf. I have always loved sports and have played multiple sports such as cross country and soccer at high levels. In early 2019, I made the decision to focus on golf (over cross country or soccer), setting a goal of playing well enough in my Junior and Senior high school years to be able to play golf in college. Last year, I started working with a swing coach (my dad had been my coach) and put a lot of effort into practicing in ways I had never done before. My summer 2019 tournament average was 73.5 and I had good rounds of 67, 69, and 71 (quite a few times).
I am a very good student, have a 4.0 GPA, scored 1360 on my SAT as in incoming Junior, and am in the top 5 of my class. My strongest subject is Math and I intend to study it in college.
Something interesting about my past is my family lived in Ecuador for two years. I went there not knowing Spanish and was the only person in my grade that didn't speak the language. In the beginning, it was very hard to adapt to a new language and culture; however, I became fluent in Spanish and really enjoyed the experience. At the time, there were only 8 golf courses in Ecuador. Fortunately, I was able to play with a group of kids my age that were very competitive and were kind enough to help me become comfortable in a new place. Through this experience, I realized I have the ability to adapt to different environments and overcome difficult situations.