Ferguson having MVP season

Name: Andrew Ferguson

School: Tyrone Area

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Golf

Athlete of the week achievement: Shot a 74 in poor weather conditions to finish as the runner-up at the Class 2A PIAA Western Regional. The finish qualified Ferguson for the PIAA Championships.

Season update: Ferguson was the Mountain League MVP, tied for first place at the Wheeling Invitational and shot a round of 68 earlier this season.

Coach Greg Ferguson’s quote: “For me, as Andrew’s coach, it has been a real pleasure to coach and be a part of his high school golf career. Being his father is a special bonus. He is a team guy, and his success in part is contributed to his teammates at both basketball and golf. He’s been fortunate to have many supportive adults, many of which are past athletes and coaches.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Bob Wilson

Favorite subject: Peer Tutor

Favorite movie: “Happy Gilmore”

Favorite food: “Original” wings from Family Pizza

Favorite song: “Springsteen” by Eric Church

Outside interests: Basketball

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State football

Pro athlete most admired: Drew Brees

Best athlete I ever competed against: My dad and brothers

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad

Proudest athletic achievement: “Winning the Wheeling Invitational to get my name on the wall with my brothers at Sunnehanna.”

How I got my start in golf: “My family has played my whole life so I’ve grown up with it in my life and fell in love with the game.”

Future goal: To play golf at a higher level and hope to play professionally someday

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