Familiar names top leaderboard at Senior Series Event

June 12, 2019

Hannastown Golf Club hosted the second of four WPGA Senior Series Events on Monday, and familiar names came out on top in the Senior and Super-Senior Divisions. Sean Knapp added another WPGA trophy to his collection after claiming the Senior Division, and three-time WPGA Amateur Champion, Vince Zachetti, won the Super-Senior Division. In the Net Division, M. Gardner followed up his 3rd place finish at the first Senior Series Event with a win this time around at Hannastown.

Koerbel claims first WPGA championship

May 31, 2019
By Mike Dudurich

Having placed in the top 10 of the West Penn Golf Association’s two top events last year, Kevin Koerbel proved he could compete in big events.

He validated that belief this week by posting rounds of 72-67 to win the WPGA’s Spring Stroke Play, the annual kickoff to the association’s championship season.

“I really didn’t have a lot of expectations,” Koerbel, a 29-year-old commercial banker at Citizens Bank, said. “I had a less than spectacular day in my last event. I had a video lesson with Zack Turek and things changed quite a bit.”

Four champions named at Men’s and Women’s Net Championships

May 29, 2019

Western Pennsylvania Golf Association Competitions date back to 1899 with the first playing of three events: the WPGA Amateur Championship, the WPGA Open Championship, and a net championship that was known as the Handicap Cup. Up until the early 1900’s the Handicap Cup was played on the same day as the WPGA Amateur Championship. The inaugural Champion of the Handicap Cup was W.S. Eyster, who shot a net round of 79. As an ode to the early years of the WPGA, the Men’s and Women’s Net Championships were brought back in 2017 as a Net Stableford competition.

Hall of Fame

Western Pennsylvania has a lengthy, rich and storied history.

The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association celebrated its centennial in 1998. Part of this celebration was to recognize area golfers and contributors who had an impact on our history. The Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame was established in 2013 to celebrate this history. The inaugural class consisted of William C. Fownes, Jr., Jock Hutchison, Arnold Palmer, Carol Semple Thompson, and Lew Worsham.

Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1941, nearly 700 students have received a scholarship.

The WPGA Scholarship Fund was founded in 1941 and awarded two scholarships to the University of Pittsburgh and another to Duquesne University. The first Caddie Welfare Committee surfaced in 1927 and addressed issues to benefit of caddies at the various Member Clubs of the Association. Fourteen years later the movement secured enough money to sponsor its first scholars.


Thank you to the supporters of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association.

Frank B. Fuhrer, Jr.