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)