by Hita Mohan
Senior golfer Megan Tang signs her letter of intent to continue athletics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, St. Mary’s celebrated its first athletic signing of the year. Senior Megan Tang officially committed to play collegiate golf at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
When Megan first started playing golf, she was just playing for fun, and she said, “It kinda just snowballed into a whole thing.” She joined the golf team in eighth grade and started playing in tournaments outside of school across the country. For the past four years, Megan has gone to state with the golf team. Her golfing seasons have even included some major highlights, such as the moment the team won the state championship title two years ago.
Earlier this year, Megan went into the season knowing that she was going to have to work hard. She practiced with determination and won regionals, qualifying the 2018-19 St. Mary’s varsity golf team for State. On the first day at the state championships, Megan claimed that she was off her game and tied for 5th. However, she gave it her all on the second day and ended up placing second.
SMS golf coach, Jeff McCalla, said, “I don’t see her get stressed out. This mindset helps her stay calm and keeps her emotions in check when she is on the golf course. In fact, she plays better when there is more at stake. For the last two years, she has shot under par for the region tourney. Megan Tang consistently comes through in the clutch.”
While St. Mary’s is certainly used to seeing to Megan crush her opponents on the course against teams all over the Memphis area, the excited community of St. Mary’s will continue to encourage and cheer her on as a Dragon at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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