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Miksich shining on the links

Name: Cassidy Miksich

School: Tyrone

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Golf

Athlete of the week achievement: Miksich tied for medalist honors in the Mountain League match at Huntingdon Country Club by carding a 78 and helping Tyrone top the seven-team field. Miksich was competing in a field of boys players.

Season update: Miksich’s round of 78 was her second 18-hole competitive scholastic match of the year. She finished tied for 10th place after shooting an 88 at the season-opening Happy Valley Invitational.

Coach Mike Funicelli’s quote: “She played really well and had a great front nine. She shot a 35, but she got a little tired on the back nine and still had a great score with a 78. She’s only three weeks removed from ankle surgery.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Funicelli

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Rocketman”

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite song: “1, 2 Many” by Luke Combs featuring Brooks and Dunn

Outside interests: “I like to draw and hang out with friends.”

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Rickie Fowler

Best athlete I ever competed against: Central Cambria graduate Jaylee Sikora

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Steve Miksich

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class 2A individual championship twice

How I got my start in golf: “When I was young, my dad played, and I asked to try, and he got me clubs.”

Future goal: “I want to play golf in college.”

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