Jasmine Zhang is a Fourth Former who has played on the Lawrenceville girls’ varsity golf team since her freshman year. She loves the team atmosphere and hopes to use her experience to guide her younger teammates.
Miranda Cai: When did you start playing golf and what made you continue?
Jasmine Zhang: I started playing casually at around five years old with plastic golf clubs. I first learned how to really play at a summer golf camp, and I really enjoyed the friends that I made there. Gaining new relationships through golf was definitely one of the main factors that made me continue the sport. In addition, I really just enjoy how the sport challenges me mentally.
MC: Is there anything special about the Lawrenceville team?
JZ: I think that our team is really close; we especially bonded during our spring break training trip
. We’re a group of girls that you wouldn’t really expect to be so close but are. It’s also nice how we have a variety of skill levels among junior varsity and varsity so we can always help each other out.
MC: Do you have any goals for this season?
JZ: Definitely to win MAPL, MCCA’s, and NJSIAA’s. They’re our three main tournaments of the season, and we’re hoping to win them.
MC: What other sports do you do during the fall and winter terms?
JZ: During the fall, I participate in Advanced Dance, and during the winter, I take a break to participate in an after school co-curricular with Dr. [Leah] Domb.
MC: Do you plan on continuing golf after high school?
JZ: I’m definitely interested in playing either for a Division III school or just on a club team, but probably not something as intense as Division I.
MC: Is it hard balancing being on a varsity team with your academic and student life at Lawrenceville?
JZ: It’s definitely a challenge having to figure out a time balance between them, especially on the way to games where a lot of the times I’ll be doing my homework on the bus. But, I do think that being on the team has also taught me how to manage my time well.
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