Marsden High tees off with a Bang
Year 11 student Michelle Bang putts herself to glory on the Aussie golfing circuit. Sophie Lambert reports.
27 June 2023
Marsden High School’s Michelle Bang is taking the golfing circuit by storm, winning first place at the Sydney North trail last month with a grandstand score of 5 under par.
Michelle has seen phenomenal results since taking up golf competitively in 2020, winning championship titles in numerous competitions.
Marsden High School relieving principal Stephen Smith said Michelle was a shining example of how their students flourished in extracurricular activities.
“Marsden High School's philosophy is to nurture and develop the whole student,” Mr Smith said.
“Our 'Care 2 Learn' approach (C - Cooperate, A - Achieve, R - Respect, E - Everyday) encourages students to achieve their personal best, conduct themselves respectfully and contribute positively to their community.
“With a diverse school community that encompasses many different cultures, sport has proven to be a vital component that helps our students form and maintain positive relationships.”
Michelle placed first in the NSW Combined High Schools Individual and second overall at the NSW All School Golf Championship last week. She once again made the NSW All Schools Golf Team, continuing from her success on the team last year where she received three gold and one silver medal.
A force to be reckoned with on the green, Michelle took gold at the 2022 Queensland Greg Norman Junior Masters, the 2022 Adidas Junior 6s, the 2022 Liverpool Junior Open, the Ryde Parramatta Golf Club 2022 Tournament, the JNJG Junior Masters Championships in both 2022 & 2023 and the Royal Sydney Golf Club Rose Bay Women’s Cup 2023 (just to name a few).
Michelle has also been selected to represent NSW at the Australia School Sports Golf Championship in Queensland in August.
“Michelle Bang is a wonderful example of how Marsden High School plays an integral role in supporting and encouraging our students to thrive at school and in extracurricular activities,” Mr Smith said.
“Despite being one of Australia's best emerging golfers with multiple championship wins, Michelle remains extremely grounded and continues to meet all her school and sporting commitments.”