Park drives golf team with fun


Drew Daily and Bryce Frederick

After a pre-practice Chickfil-a run, Chan Park can be frequently seen with a wide smile on his face, and his putter in hand, according to junior teammate Johnny Carroll. Head coach Mike Wall attributed Park’s success to his great personality and calm demeanor, and his teammates agree. Park is recognized for his ability to be a role model on the team, while still being able to balance his fun side, according to teammate, junior Connor Stewart.

“Chan is a great, guy and he is loads of fun to play with,” Stewart said, “He’s good enough where he
can goof off every once and a while, and still dominate you.”

For Park, the high school season as an opportunity to prepare his mind
and body for his tournament play. “Fall golf for the team is a bit of a break, and fun for me, because the tournaments that colleges [attend] are during the spring and summer,” he said.

Park’s play in these other events outside of the high school season dictate his ability to get recruited. With interest in attending Georgia Tech or the University of Maryland to study computer science, his summer play, combined with his grades, are pivotal. In the late fall, Park won the individual Baltimore County championship on Oct. 12, shooting a 78, or seven over par. At districts he shot a 75, proving to be a major contributor to the team’s district championship.