Jimmy Lasher receives Frank Fuhrer, III Award

Posted July 2, 2016 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Jimmy Lasher hits a shot in the final round of the 2014 West Penn Amateur at Penn State. Photo Western Pennsylvania Golf Association

Jimmy Lasher of Allegheny College was named the recipient of the Frank Fuhrer, III Award by the WPGA Championship Committee as the area’s outstanding college player during the 2015-16 season.

Lasher graduated Magna Cum Laude this spring with a double major in Economics and German.

A native of Edinboro, Lasher attended General McLane High School. He was named to the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-Scholar Team, and in June he was named to the CoSida Academic All-America Team. Lasher is the first Allegheny golfer and 35th Gator student-athlete to receive this prestigious honor.

His 2015-16 stroke average of 72.8 for 21 rounds eclipsed Nathan Smith’s Allegheny record of 73.2 during the 1999-2000 season.

Lasher was medalist in the Gatorade Collegiate (69-71—140), the Guy W. Kuhn Memorial Invitational (72-69—141), the Nye Intercollegiate/North Coast Athletic Conference Preview (69-72—141), and the NCAC Men's Golf Championships (70-72-76-72—290). He was awarded the Dick Gordin Award for Player of the Year by the NCAC, and earned the Bob Nye Award for being medalist at the conference championship.

Lasher was also among 30 semi-finalists for the Jack Nicklaus NCAA Division III Player of the Year.

One of the area’s longest hitters, Lasher nearly drove the first hole at Oakmont Country Club during the 2011 West Penn Amateur.

The award is named for Frank Fuhrer, III, Pittsburgh, a collegiate standout for the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1977-81. He received several All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and All-American honors, and was a member of the USA’s 1981 Walker Cup team. Fuhrer was recently named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team along with Arnold Palmer, Wake Forest.