Local juniors compete in the USGA Championships

Posted July 19, 2006 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Margaret Pentrack, Pittsburgh, and 2006 West Penn Amateur champion William Miller, Venetia, both qualified for match play in the USGA Girls Junior and Junior Amateur Championships. Both players shot 149 - Pentrack with 73-76 and Miller with 76-73. This is the first time in memory that both a girl and boy from Western Pennsylvania qualified for the USGA juniors match play in the same year.

Pentrack's first round opponent is Canada's Jennifer Kirby, while Miller faces Peter Uehlein, son of the Acushnet (Titleist) CEO, Peter. The Girls Junior is being played at Carmel CC, Charlotte, NC, while the Junior Amateur is at Rancho Santa Fe GC, California.