Pringle, Rohanna named as Fuhrer honorees

Ross Pringle, Titusville, Clarion University,and Rachel Rohanna, Waynesburg, Ohio State University, were selected as recipients of the 2011-12 Frank Fuhrer, III, Award for outstanding play as area collegiate golfers.

Pringle, a senior, averaged 73.1 strokes for 25 rounds.  He was medalist twice, runner-up three times, and finished in the top ten in eleven of twelve competitions.  He was selected to the first team of the NCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region.  He was also named to the All Conference PSAC first team for the second time.  He finished his career with 100 rounds averaging just under 74 strokes.

Rohanna, a junior, averaged 74.2 strokes for 37 rounds.  Her spring golf included a win at the Lady Buckeye Invitational, t-3 in the Big Ten, 7th in the Central Regional, and t-14 in the NCAA Championships near Nashville.  She was named to the All Big-Ten first team.  This is Rohanna’s second Fuhrer Award, being so honored during her freshman year two seasons ago.

The award is named after Frank Fuhrer, III, a collegiate standout at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1978-81, where he was All-ACC three seasons and and All-American his senior year.  In 1981 he won the prestigious Western Amateur and was named to the Walker Cup team.  He was the #2 ranked amateur in the nation that season.  An executive with Frank Fuhrer Wholesale, he has won eleven WPGA titles, six different competitions.  Fuhrer was recently inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame, only the second golfer to be so honored, the other being Arnold Palmer.

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