Name: Max Kirsch
School: Central Cambria
Athlete of the week achievement: Kirsch won the District 6 Class AA individual championship for the second straight year and also helped Central Cambria win the team title. Two days later, Kirsch had the Red Devils' top score in a regional victory over Conemaugh Township that got Central Cambria into the state finals.
Season update: Kirsch has a scoring average of 72.4.
Coach Tom Aurandt's quote: "I thought it was an excellent performance. I think the sub-regional ... he was not on top of his game and part of that was we had played three matches in four days. The weather was pretty lousy, too but Max, being Max, he stepped up and played better than anyone else. I think he was also emotionally drained from the district meet, too. He did a phenomenal job."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Tim Miller
Favorite subject: Physics
Favorite movie: "The Campaign"
Favorite food: Italian
Favorite song: "The Spins" by Mac Miller
Outside interests: Hanging out with my friends and playing basketball
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: West Virginia
Pro athlete most admired: Tiger Woods
Best athlete I ever played with: Central Cambria graduate Edward Maruca
Best athlete I ever competed against: Richland's Brady Moran
Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents Lynette and Kerry
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning back-to-back District 6 golf championships
How I got my start in golf: "I was in New York visiting, and it was near Christmas. I bought clubs at a Dick's Sporting Goods, and that's how I got started."
Future goal: "I want to win states and play Division I golf in college."