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Robert B. Egan, 1992 West Penn Senior Amateur Champion
Robert B. Egan, a long-time member of Fox Chapel Golf Club and winner of the 1992 West Penn Senior Amateur Championship, passed away on January 10 in Gulf Stream, Fla. He was 86.
Egan won two club championships and was runner-up six more times at Fox Chapel. He also won four senior club championships. Active in club affairs, Egan was Fox Chapel’s president from 1988-91, and also chaired the Golf, Greens and Long Range Planning committees.
A member of the Pennsylvania Golf Association’s Executive Committee, Egan served as president in 1982.
Egan’s career was in steels and metals, primarily with Allegheny Ludlum in sales and marketing. He also served on the board of the Gateway Rehab where he served as chair from 1990-1995. (more)
USGA runners-up and semi-finalists from Western Pennsylvania
In addition to the players from Western Pennsylvania who have won thirty-two championships conducted by the United States Golf Association, the region also has a number of players who have finished as runner-up in stroke play or reached at least reached the semi-finals in match play.
Six of the following players have also won a national championship. Eight have been inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame.
U.S. Open Championship
1916 - Jock Hutchison at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. (runner-up)
1920 - Jock Hutchison at Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio (runner-up)
1923 - Bobby Cruickshank at Inwood Country Club, Inwood, N.Y. (runner-up)
1932 - Bobby Cruickshank at Fresh Meadow Country Club, Lake Success, N.Y. (runner-up)
1962 - Arnold Palmer at Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa. (runner-up)
1963 - Arnold Palmer at The Country Club, Brookline, Mass. (runner-up)
1966 - Arnold Palmer at The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif. (runner-up)
1967 - Arnold Palmer at Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield Township, N.J. (runner-up)
2008 - Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, Calif. (runner-up) (more)
USGA champions from Western Pennsylvania
Players from Western Pennsylvania have won eleven of the thirteen individual championships conducted by the United States Golf Association. Only the U.S. Girls’ Junior and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links championships are without an area golfer’s name engraved on either trophy.
Both the USGA Men’s and Women’s State Team championships, and the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, have also had players from the area on championship winning teams.
Fifteen different area golfers have won thirty USGA championships. Dorothy Campbell Hurd, Carl Kauffmann, Arnold Palmer, Nathan Smith and Carol Semple Thompson have won twenty titles. (more)
Looking ahead to a new season
Photo Emily Stock, 90.5 WESA
The WPGA championship season will be here before we know it. While we wait for the snow to melt with rising temperatures, let’s take a moment to reflect on the season that was while we look toward a new season.
This season brought much excitement to Western Pennsylvania.
The region was on golf’s biggest stage with the return of the U.S. Open Championship to Oakmont Country Club for a record ninth time. For the first time this century, a local player, Mike VanSickle, made it to the U.S. Open from local qualifying at The Club of Nevillewood.
The Kahkwa Club in Erie played host to the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Katie Miller advanced to the quarter-finals for the season’s best showing by a local player.
The West Penn Open Championship returned to Longue Vue Club for the first time in 18 years, and Devin Gee became the fourth different Oakmont head golf professional to win it.
And Dan Thompson, a three time West Penn Open champion, claimed the West Penn Amateur Championship in his first attempt after he regained amateur status. Thompson became the 12th player in Association history to win both Association majors in a career. (more)
Rachel Rohanna returns to Symetra Tour
Rachel Rohanna, Waynesburg, completed her first year on the LPGA Tour with just over $32,000 in earnings in nineteen events and finished 135th on the money list. The top 100 retain their LPGA Tour cards.
Rohanna returned to the LPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, November 30-December 4, at LPGA International in Daytona Beach on the Arthur Hills and Rees Jones courses. She recorded 74-78-71-76—299 to finish eight strokes short of the 72-hole cut of 291. Those who made the cut played a fifth round with the top 21 and ties gaining full status for the 2017 LPGA Tour season. (more)
- The 2017 championship season begins April 24.