Notice to Competitors
117th West Penn Amateur Championship Qualifying Round

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Latrobe Elks Golf Club, Latrobe

The competition is 18 holes and the field of fifty (50) competitors is playing for sixteen (16) spots and two (2) alternates in the Amateur Championship at Sunnehanna Country Club. Additional information will be distributed on the starting tee. The practice facility will open at roughly 7:00 AM the day of the qualifying round.

Groupings - Alpha
Groupings - Tee & Time

Format: 18 holes of stroke play. Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf. In the event of a tie for qualifying spots or alternates, a hole by hole playoff will take place on holes to be determined by the Committee.

Tee Markers: All play is from the WPGA tee markers. The course will play roughly 6,400 yards, par 72 depending on conditions.

Practice: Practice round fees are the responsibility of the player, must be pre-arranged, and are at the discretion of the club. Please contact the Golf Shop at 724-539-8511 for information regarding a practice round. Practice round fees are the responsibility of the player. The Golf Professional is Richard Battaglia. Latrobe is offering a practice round fee of $25. Practice range balls are complimentary the day of the competition.

Transportation/Caddies: Walking is required. The club does not offer caddies. Players may bring their own caddies. Caddies must walk in performance of their duties during the qualifying round. Players are permitted to use push trolleys for the qualifying round.

Food: The WPGA provides water on course and lunch following the round. All other food and beverage charges are the responsibility of the player.


Lodging: Lodging can be found in the Greater Latrobe area.

Pace of Play: The maximum allowable time will be three hours and forty-five minutes (3:45). The Pace of Play Policy can be found HERE.

In the event of a suspension of play for a dangerous situation, players should return immediately to the Clubhouse. Note: A suspension for a dangerous situation will be signaled by one prolonged air horn note. All other types of suspension will be signaled by three consecutive air horn notes, repeated. Resumption of play will be signaled by two short air horn notes, repeated.

Spectator Info: No spectator carts will be permitted for the competition without pre-approved ADA verification. Please contact the WPGA office for ADA guidelines. ADA carts are based on availability. Spectators may purchase lunches via cash or credit card.

Directions to the club can be found on the Latrobe Elks Golf Club website.

Please inform the Association as soon as possible if you must withdraw by emailing Matt Rusinko.