Bradshaw ‘aces’ playoff to win Fuhrer tourney in Pittsburgh
Former Shepherd University student and current professional golfer David Bradshaw recently won the Frank B. Fuhrer tournament in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania with a dramatic hole-in-one on the fourth playoff hole of the 72-hole event.
Bradshaw of Bakerton was inducted into the Shepherd Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.
It was the lithe golfer’s third win of the Fuhrer title and was worth $40,000 to him.
He had previously won the Fuhrer title in 2012 and 2015 at the Pittsburgh Field Club just outside the Steel City.
Bradshaw and Canadian Michael Gligic both had four-day totals of eight under par and went to a three-hole aggregate playoff. After three holes the players were still tied. On the fourth playoff hole, Bradshaw made a hole-in-one on a 203-yard, par 3 hole.
The pro who regularly competes on the Canadian circuit had rounds of 72, 65, 66 and 69 before moving into the playoff against Gligic.
Bradshaw trailed by one stroke after the first three rounds. The three Fuhrer championships have Bradshaw in second place for all-time titles in the Fuhrer. He also has seven championships in the West Virginia Open tournament, second-most to Hall of Famer Sam Snead.
After playing golf at Jefferson High, Bradshaw went to Shepherd where he was a member of the Rams’ golf team. He graduated from Jefferson in 2000.