Athlete of the week: Davis sets standard for Tigers

Eric Davis

Name: Eric Davis

School: Hollidaysburg Area

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Golf

Athlete of the week achievement: Davis won the District 6 Class 3A high school golf sectionals with a 74 at Sinking Valley Country Club and helped Hollidaysburg advance into the district team championship. He also shot 74 at Down River in victories over Tussey Mountain and Everett and carded a 73 at Scotch Valley in wins over Saint Joseph’s, Bellefonte, Everett and Tussey Mountain.

Season update: Davis has led Hollidaysburg to a 14-3 record and will play for both the individual and team District 6 Class 3A championships Wednesday at Scotch Valley Country Club.

Coach Bryan James’ quote: “Eric has been putting up unbelievable numbers. I’m not surprised with his swing and technical ability, but it’s nice to see him put it all together.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Griffith

Favorite subject: Gym

Favorite movie: “The Fast & Furious”

Favorite food: Any seafood

Outside interests: Fishing and hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: All the Pittsburgh teams

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Andrew McCutchen

Best athlete I ever competed against: Hollidaysburg’s Gaige Orndoff

Most influential person on my athletic career: My father (Steve Davis)

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Frank Kiraly Golfer of the Year award.

How I got my start in golf: “I went on vacation at Myrtle Beach and played golf with my dad in eighth grade.”

Future goal: Play golf in college and see where that takes me.


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