Taylor medals with 70 in meet

Male Athlete of the Week

Jake Taylor

Name: Jake Taylor

School: Tyrone Area

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Golf

Athlete of the week achievement: Taylor shot an even-par 70 at the Philipsburg Elks Lodge and Country Club to earn medalist honors in a Mountain League match with six other schools. Tyrone won the meet.

Season update: Tyrone has an overall record of 13-1.

Coach Mike Funicelli’s quote: “Jake’s practice regimen as well as his love for the game has made him one of the areas finest young golfers. He leads our team by example and is a fierce competitor. Jake has high expectations for himself and has the ability to really make some noise this season.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Rhoades

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Pulp Fiction”

Favorite food: Hot dog

Favorite song: “Lifestyle” by Young Thug

Outside interests: Playing dice with my friends

Favorite professional team: LA Lakers

Favorite college team: Kentucky basketball

Pro athlete most admired: Ja Morant

Best athlete I ever competed against: Andrew Ferguson

Most influential person on my athletic career: Greg Ferguson

Proudest athletic achievement: Beating Bellwood-Antis in basketball

How I got my start in golf: “It all started when my father took me to the golf course.”

Future goal: Win the District 6 championship at Scotch Valley Country Club


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