By Grant Whitehead on September 7, 2011
Junior Cassie Wang has always loved golf even at an early age. Much like any aspiring golfer, both pro and amateur, it started fairly simple.
“Honestly, I got started in it when I was really young. I had some plastic clubs. Then I got a snoopy driver and really liked it. I never got out of it and it started to be routine,” Wang said.
Beginning with junior golf and progressing now to high school golf. Even as a freshman Wang has excelled. Now a junior for Cassie to win this year, she will have to hone in her skills.
“I definitely think golf is the toughest sports because we are always playing in different conditions,” said Wang.
Being one of the best players in the state adds a lot of pressure and puts a large target on her back. The added pressure causes some to falter, though Raven fans shouldn’t worry about how Wang will defeat the pressure.
“I really don’t see it as pressure I think it’s more of a confidence thing,” Wang said.
This year, Cassie has finished tied for first at the ON Invite, even with her lingering back injury.
“What happened over the summer is that I had scoliosis and started to get some major back pain. But I don’t think it’s anything to worry about now,” Wang said.
The days of nine-hour practice sessions at Falcon Ridge Golf Course are now over for the most part. She also cannot carry her clubs for 18 holes so she has been permitted to use a pushcart for tournaments. Wang is not the only possible state golfer for the lady Ravens, senior Ashlyn Lander, and sophomore Audrey Judd will have a good chance to do well at state. The Ravens will need their depth to continue to improve to win more tournaments. Though having Wang might be enough to bring home the elusive State title it will be interesting to see what the Lady Ravens will do this season.