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Ethan Wang '19

April 29, 2019

Ethan Wang '19 was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on 04.29.19, in a story about his win at the Class 3 District 2 golf tournament, and his departure to college: "It was only fitting. Just hours after making the biggest decision of his young life, John Burroughs senior Ethan Wang turned in the biggest outing of his golf career. Wang fired a career-best 1-over-par 73 to grab medalist honors in the Class 3 District 2 tournament on Monday at Quail Creek Golf Club. Lutheran South, led by brothers Elijah Shirley (74) and Zach Shirley (76) and freshman Andrew Hennen (75), claimed the team title with a four-player score of 309. Burroughs was second at 317. Wang's round of a lifetime capped off a whirlwind four-day stretch. He spent the weekend in Boston, touring the campus of Harvard University. Notably impressed, he decided late Sunday night that he would attend Harvard after previous visits to Princeton and Oxford University in England. The decision was an agonizing one, but one that Wang feels is the right move. 'Very confident that that's where my future will be,' Wang said. Wang did not pick up a golf club in the three days prior to district play, choosing to focus on his college choice. A sense of pride and relief engulfed him as he teed off late Monday morning. 'It had been gnawing in the back of my mind for a long time,' Wang said. 'I feel relaxed now. I don't have so many things to worry about.' Burroughs coach Tim Begley said Wang appeared cool and confident. 'Obviously, his mind was in a good place,' Begley said. 'Kudos to him for stepping up and taking care of business today.' Wang is a giant in the classroom. He scored a perfect 36 on his ACT test and can't remember the last time he got a B in any course. 'A few A-minuses,' he noted. Wang has kicked his game into high gear at the perfect time. The district title was the first major tournament win of his four-year high school career. 'It doesn't surprise me that he put it all together today,' Begley said. 'He's been an under-the-radar player for a while.'" Read the article in its entirety here.

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