Pitt-Bradford junior Andrew Bird was named the Allegheny
Mountain Collegiate Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week following his first
place finish at the Medaille Invitational, as announced by the conference
office on Monday.
Bird carded a team and tournament-best 76 on his way to a
first place finish after a one-hole playoff that sealed the victory. Both he
and John Macchia, of Hilbert College, finished the round tied for first to
advance to the playoff.
Bird’s final score of 76 falls one stroke shy of tying his
season low of 75, shot at the Pitt-Bradford Invitational on Aug. 31 of this
He becomes the only Pitt-Bradford golfer to receive the
honor this season, and one of four Panthers to be awarded player of the week
this year in their respective sports.
“He has been knocking on the door all season, and I am happy
he finally broke through,” said head coach Keith Stauffer. “He works hard and
is one of the top golfers in this conference.”
Bird and the Panthers hit the road this weekend to compete
in the AMCC Championships. The tournament begins on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m.
in West Middlesex, Pa.