Stauffer wins Fuhrer Award

Saint Bonaventure freshman Joshua Stauffer, Bradford, is the recipient of the 2012-13 Frank Fuhrer, III, Award as the area’s outstanding collegiate golfer.

The award is named after Frank Fuhrer, III, whose standout collegiate career at the University of North Carolina from 1978-82 includes being an All-Atlantic Coast Conference and All-American honoree on multiple occasions. He won the 1980 Western Amateur and represented the United States as a member of the 1981 Walker Cup team.

Stauffer averaged 74.4 for 26 rounds with the Bonnies this past season. He had three runners-up showings, finished in the top 15 on nine occasions and was named Atlantic Ten Conference Rookie of the Week three times.

Last week, Stauffer led the West Penn Amateur at Butler Country Club after two rounds with 70-68-138 and finished fourth.

Stauffer comes from a golf family. His father, Kirk, and uncles, Kent and Keith, are all accomplished players. His father, the golf professional at Pine Acres Country Club in Bradford, is the current President of the Western New York PGA Section and is one of its top players. Kent won the 1992 West Penn Open and recorded a 72-hole score in the 1988 U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, MA. Keith qualified for the 2009 U.S. Amateur and was runner-up in the 2010 West Penn Mid-Amateur. All three played collegiate golf at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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