Arnold Cutrell wins PA Match Play

Posted May 6, 2005 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Arnold Cutrell at the Palmer Cup Matches

WPGA's 2004 Co-Player of the Year, Arnold Cutrell, Totteridge, led a strong Association showing in the J. R. Siegel Match Play Championship at Stonewall, outside Philadelphia, May 2-4. He won the second annual competition, conducted by the Pennsylvania Golf Association. Cutrell, the 2004 WPGA Mid-Amateur champion, defeated Glen Smeralgio, Yardley CC on the 19th hole in sudden death.

He was one of nine players from the Association who started in a 32-player field. Nevillewood's Paul Schlachter, the 2004 Pennsylvania Senior Amateur champion, reached the semi-finals, while Joe Corsi, Totteridge, part of the WPGA 2004 Four-Ball winning team, won twice, beating last year's Pennsylvania Amateur champion, Blaine Peffley, in the second round. Winning his first round match was Artie Fink, Jr., Sinking Valley.

In addition to his finals victory over Smeraglio, Cutrell beat Mike Danner, Lu Lu (near Philadelphia), Fink, John Robinson, Commonwealth National (Horsham) in twenty holes, and Oscar Mestre, Jr., Overbrook (near Philadelphia). He stopped a fourteen-year drought since the 1990 West Penn Open victory as a professional, with the WPGA Mid-Am last year. Cutrell now has won in each of his last two seasons. A native of Greensburg, he played college golf at Wake Forest University.