Santa Clara Magazine

History in Motion

History in Motion

By Giannina Ong ’18

Hayden Shieh competed in 11 events as a junior, posting seven top-10 finishes and four top-three showings. Illustration by Kyle Hilton
Hayden Shieh ’18 earns a spot in the NCAA tourney for the third straight year and regionals for the second time—the first Bronco ever to do so.

Hayden Shieh ’18 started the road to his golf career on a pitcher’s mound. He was in little league, a strong kid with a live arm. His coach wanted him to pitch. He did not want to pitch. “I hit like six guys in a row and I cried,” Shieh remembers. Next came soccer. Fewer tears, but too boring. Then he started playing golf with his dad. He liked the solitude of it. Before long, he was winning tournaments. “Out there playing golf, I’m on my own,” Shieh says. “If I lost, it’s because of me, not because of someone else. I really like that about golf.” Shieh did a lot of winning this year. He qualified for the NCAA tournament for the third straight year and regionals for the second time—the first golfer in school history to pull that off. He nearly became the first SCU golfer to win the WCC title but lost in a playoff. Shieh starts an internship with Ernst & Young this summer. He hopes to fit in some weekend tournaments, too. “That’s the first taste in the real workforce,” Shieh says. “It’ll be fun.”

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