Good Sports: Golfer Gets A Break— From Calculus Homework
Megha Ganne will always remember the summer before her senior year of high school and the performance that made headlines in the sports world.
The amateur golfer from Holmdel, New Jersey, was the first-round leader at the recent U.S. Women’s Open in San Francisco and continued her stellar play through three rounds. Though she couldn’t keep pace with the leaders in the final round and finished tied for 14th, Megha was the top amateur and created more buzz than any golfer of Indian origin in recent years.
Megha, who plans to play college golf at Stanford, was still thinking about her studies in the midst of the U.S. Open, needing to complete an assignment for calculus. “I’m hoping my teacher gives me a little more time to do that,” she said in an interview, shared widely on social media.
When Kira Dixon, a reporter for the Golf Channel, sent out a tweet asking Megha’s calculus teacher to “help a girl out,” her teacher at Holmdel High School, Jennifer Corboy, soon tweeted a response: “Megha, you are exempt from the project. We are all rooting for you!”
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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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