Current Competitions

113th West Penn Open Championship • July 24-26 - Butler Country Club

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Twelve former champions lead West Penn Open field

Posted July 23, 2017 - By Western Pennsylvania Golf Association •  • 

After nine years, the 113th West Penn Open Championship will return to Butler Country Club for the ninth time. The West Penn Open was last conducted at Butler in 2008 when Nathan Smith claimed for the Harry Millholland Vase as champion.

In WPGA championship history, 12 players have won both the West Penn Open and West Penn Amateur championships. Four have won both in the same year, the last being Nathan Smith in 2008.

Five-time champion Roy Vucinich (1977, 1978, 1985, 1993, 2005) won his fourth title at Butler in 1993. Vucinich is tied with Jock Hutchison (1909, 1910, 1913, 1914, 1915) and Perry DelVecchio (1927, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1935) for most titles.

Former champions also in the field include Arnold Cutrell (1990), Jim Cichra (1995), John Aber (1999), Brent Johnson (2000), Rick Stimmel (2002), Bob Friend (2006), Kevin Shields (2010), host professional, Rob McClellan (2011), two-time champion, Mike VanSickle (2013, 2015), and defending champion, Devin Gee (2016). (more)

West Penn Women’s Amateur champions identified

Posted July 21, 2017 - By Western Pennsylvania Golf Association •  • 

After not being conducted in a decade, the West Penn Women’s Amateur Championship returned on July 5 at Cranberry Highlands Golf Course. Conducted for the first time were the West Penn Senior Women’s and Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championships.

Also added to each championship were low net competitions.

In the Women’s Amateur, four time WGAWP champion Kristen Obush and Greensburg native (2011, 2013, 2014, 2017) claimed the championship with a score of 5-over-par 76 and a four-shot victory over Pittsburgh’s Nadia Luttner and Tatum McKelvey of Sewickley.

Jenna Rinker of Slippery Rock won low net with an even-par score of 71.

Carol Semple Thompson of Sewickley, 2004 West Penn Women’s Amateur champion and 15-time WGAWP champion, won the inaugural Senior Women’s Amateur with a 3-over-par score of 74 and a five-shot victory over runner-up Sally Sheerer of Pittsburgh. (more)

2017 Williamson Cup Team selected

Posted July 17, 2017 - By Western Pennsylvania Golf Association •  • 

The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is pleased to announce the Frank B. Fuhrer, Jr. Team that will represent the WPGA in the 54th A. Fred Williamson Cup Matches.

The Pittsburgh Field Club will host the competition for the second time on August 8, and it will be sponsored and conducted by the WPGA.

The event consists of 36 holes college format stroke play with the low three scores for each round counted toward the team’s score.

The 2017 team includes Greensburg’s Mark Goetz, Palmer Jackson of Murrysville, Latrobe’s Brady Pevarnik, and Louis Olsakovsky of Upper St. Clair. All four players have previous Williamson Cup experience and maintain the top 4 positions on the WPGA Junior Honor Roll. (more)

Women’s professional golf achievements from Western Pennsylvania

Posted July 16, 2017 - By Western Pennsylvania Golf Association •  • 

Janet Anderson is the only woman from Western Pennsylvania to win the U.S. Women’s Open Championship. In 1982, she shot 70-73-72-68—283 at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, Calif., for a six-stroke victory over Joanne Carner, Beth Daniel, Sandra Haynie and Donna White.

Anderson played the LPGA Tour for a decade. After her rookie year in 1978, Golf Digest named her Rookie of the Year. Her best seasons were 1981 and 1982, when she finished 16th and 13th on the money list. She finished t-3 in the 1982 LPGA Championship.

A native of West Sunbury in Butler County, Anderson attended Slippery Rock University where she played tennis and lacrosse. She was a quarterfinalist in the 1977 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Cincinnati Country Club.

Missy Berteotti played the LPGA Tour from 1986-99. She won the 1993 Ping Welch’s Championship at Blue Hill Country Club, Canton, Mass. Her 73-66-69-68—276 tied her with Dottie Pepper. She birdied the fifth hole of a hole-by-hole playoff to win the title. (more)

Kupniewski named Frank Fuhrer, III Award winner for 2017

Posted July 14, 2017 - By Western Pennsylvania Golf Association •  • 

Christopher Kupniewski of Mercyhurst University has been named the recipient of the Frank Fuhrer, III Award by the WPGA Championship Committee as the area’s outstanding college player during the 2016-17 season.

An Erie native, Kupniewski was awarded Player of the Year honors by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in 2017. He was also named PSAC First-Team for the third straight year, and named to the Division II Ping All-Region team.

Kupniewski is Mercyhurst’s first ever PSAC Individual Champion this year when he qualified for the NCAA II National Championship, and he was named PSAC Men’s Golf Athlete of the Year for the 2016-2017 season.

A perennial PSAC Scholar Athlete, Kupniewski graduated this spring with a dual major in Accounting and Finance. (more)

upcoming championships

68th West Penn Brothers Championship • July 28 - Shannopin Country Club

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2017 U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying • August 1 - The Club at Nevillewood

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2017 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Qualifying • August 1 - The Club at Nevillewood

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94th West Penn Father & Son Championship • July 31 - Westmoreland Country Club

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