These are the words that describe me best.
I believe the key to be successful is to constantly challenge yourself. I have always been someone who has been up for a challenge. Whether it is choosing the hardest language to learn in school (Mandarin), electing to do every honor level class my school has to offer, enrolling in college classes over the summer, playing the hardest brass instrument (French Horn), or registering for top-level golf tournaments, I have always valued pushing myself and would love to continue pursuing a rigorous golf and academic career at the college level.
Perseverance. It was the second day of the Morgan Stanley Junior Championship Invitational after a solid 77 in tough conditions. I was excited for what I thought would be a good round to come. The round started out well, with pars in each of my first three holes, but this was followed with bogeys on my next six holes to finish out the front nine with a disappointing 42. I leaned on the skills I’ve worked on for my mental game and preserved. I shot a one-under, 35 on the back nine, and placed T17 in a very competitive field.
Philanthropy. I have always strived to give back to my community through community service. When I was 11 years old, I set out on a mission to do so. I started a golf marathon day to raise money for The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin. Every year I tried to get one more round of golf in until last summer when I partnered with a friend and played 212 holes in one day for the Wisconsin Junior PGA Foundation. Throughout these many fundraising efforts, I have raised over $30,000 to support local charities and their efforts to help kids achieve educational and golf-related opportunities.
I am looking for a school that wants a student-athlete who embraces a challenge and has a world view beyond themselves. I will be a worthy ambassador for any school and golf program and I will make you proud of your choice.