The second hole on Mystic Rock, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
A contingent of 34 professionals and 44 amateurs will compete in the 2013 PNC West Penn Open Championship June 17-18 on
the Mystic Rock Course at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA.
Defending champion Dan Thompson has won three Opens in the past six years. His record over a decade or less rivals such
all-time greats as Jock Hutchinson, Perry DelVecchio and Johnny Bulla in the championship's record book. Hutchinson won five
titles from 1909-15. DelVecchio also won five titles from 1927-35. And Bulla captured three titles from 1949-52.
Also entered is Roy Vucinich, whose five wins span 28 years from 1977-2005. Former champions Rob McClellan, 2012, Kevin
Shields, 2010, Rick Stimmel, 2002, John Aber, 1999, Arnold Cutrell, 1990 and Chuck Scally, 1988, are also in the
Bob Allshouse and Arnold Cutrell with the Semple Brothers Trophy
Bob Allshouse and Arnold Cutrell forced a playoff with Dave Ruffaner and Rob Voltz in the Semple Brothers Century
Foursomes Championship by making birdie on the 18th hole, and claimed the victory on the third extra hole. Both teams
finished 7-over 147 at Allegheny Country Club. Allshouse and Cutrell shot rounds of 72-75 while Ruffaner and Voltz recorded
Cutrell has now won 14 Association titles, tying him with William C. Fownes and Jack Benson. Earlier this month, Cutrell
teamed with Frank Fairman to win the Fred Brand Foursomes Championship. He is the first player in Association history to win
both foursomes events in the same year.
Erik Bertrand tees off in the Public Links Championship
Erik Bertrand shot a 7-under 137 to win the Public Links Championship at Totteridge by four shots on rounds of 67-70.
This is his first victory in a WPGA conducted championship and came against on of the strongest fields to compete in the
Sean Knapp finished as runner-up after recording rounds of 69-72 for a 3-under 141.
Those who follow golf closely in Western Pennsylvania know Bertrand. A reinstated amateur, he played collegiate golf at
Alana English began her duties as the Association's PJ Boatwright intern on May 6. She graduated last December from the
University of Colorado at Boulder where she received a bachelor's degree in Broadcast News. While at Colorado she was a
sports intern at KDVR Fox 31 in Denver. She played junior golf at Valley Brook Country Club and at St. Clair Country Club
where her family currently belongs. English's primary tasks will be in course rating, championship administration and