Athlete of the week: Davis sets standard for Tigers
Name: Eric Davis
School: Hollidaysburg Area
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.