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August 24, 2019

The girls golf team was featured in a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on 08.24.19: "Claire Pan’s first official event as captain of the John Burroughs girls golf team involved a ball that’s slightly larger than the one she’s used to addressing.Pan and her assistant captain, fellow senior Ann Zhang, gathered the rest of the team for a bowling night out for team bonding. 'I think it was super important because it was only Ann and I that were part of the team last year on varsity and the rest of them were all JV, so we needed to break the ice and create a good atmosphere throughout the whole team,' Pan said. 'Because once Ann and I graduate, it will be up to them.'  John Burroughs is the defending Class 1 champion after edging past Springfield Catholic to win its first state title since 2013 and second in program history. Pan finished in a tie for fourth individually and Zhang tied for 14th to give the Bombers a pair of all-state medalists back in the fold for this season. But the rest of the state team was filled with seniors, so this year’s squad will be inexperienced behind the top two. 'Claire has experienced (three) years playing at state, so she’s seasoned and ready to give back as a leader,' Bombers coach Tim Begley said. 'Making up the back end of our roster, we will be leaning on JV performers. In all honesty, we’re probably going to need Claire and Ann to perform well to kind of offset the JV performers that are coming in.'" Read the whole story here.