Rohanna wins 100th Pennsylvania Open at Nevillewood
Robert Rohanna, Waynesburg, Pa., won the 100th Pennsylvania Open conducted at The Club at Nevillewood in Presto, Pa., August 8-10. This is Rohanna’s second PA Open title. His first victory came in 2010 at Applebrook Golf Club in Malvern, Pa.
Rohanna made 13 birdies and 2 eagles against five bogeys in his 12-under total of 204 on rounds of 71-65-68. His six-stroke victory is the most since the Pennsylvania Open changed to a 54-hole championship.
Rohanna’s victory was the first for a golfer from western Pennsylvania since his previous title in 2010.
Area golfers dominated the field with eight among the Top 10 and ties.
Low amateur honors went to Jimmy Ellis of McMurray who finished T6 at 5-under 211. (more)
Wheatcroft’s Web.com Tour scoring record falls
Stephen Jaeger opened with a record breaking 12-under 58 in the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrea, Hayward, Calif., July 28-31. The round was the first 58 recorded on either the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, or Web.com Tour.
Jaeger followed up his record-breaking 58 with rounds of 65-64-63 for a 30-under total of 250, and broke Washington native’s Steve Wheatcroft’s 72-hole tour scoring record by five strokes in the process.
In 2011, Wheatcroft won the Melwood Prince George’s County Open with a record-breaking 255 at the time, one of his two Web.com Tour victories. (more)
Team WPGA finishes 4th in Williamson Cup & weekly recap: From the desk of Mike Dudurich
Congratulations to the West Penn Golf Association team of Cole Hughes, Jason Li, Louis Olsakovsky and Brady Pevarnik which finished fourth in the annual Williamson Cup matches at Bellevue Country Club near Syracuse, New York.
While the West Penn team finished behind the Golf Association of Ontario, the Metropolitan Golf Association and the Pennsylvania Golf Association in the field of 11 teams, WPGA finished the competition with one of the individual medalists.
Pevarnik, a sophomore-to-be at Greater Latrobe High School, put up matching rounds of 72 for a 144 total, one of three players at that number.
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Jacob and James Augustine lit up Diamond Run Golf Club and won the 93rd Father & Son Championship. The duo made eight birdies and two eagles and somehow managed to post a pair of bogeys for that 62. (more)
Pevarnik wins C.R. Miller Match Play Invitational
Getting a spot in the C.R. Miller Invitational is a big deal for young golfers in Western Pennsylvania.
As its’ name suggests, the event is by invitation only and is limited to 16 players.
It is also match play, a format not often played by players at any level.
The 2016 edition of the event, which debuted in 1974, proved to be a grind with hot, humid weather combining with a difficult Sunnehanna Country Club course that had hosted the Sunnehanna Amateur just over a month prior.
The event came down to a final matchup of Brady Pevarnik of Latrobe and Tanner Johnson of Venetia. It was Johnson’s second appearance, Pevarnik’s first. (more)