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Alex Wagner golfs in South Carolina, where he now attends the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy.

Wagner transfers to golf academy


In order to excel, many athletes give up some part of their lives - entertainment, social outings or chocolate cake, to name a few. One former Hastings High School student decided to fly halfway across the country to attend a school that integrated his sport and education.

Alex Wagner, 17, is a junior at the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head Island, S.C. He started there in January.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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