Pompeani wins Junior Championship in playoff

Posted June 15, 2007 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

A three-way playoff concluded the 87th WPGA Junior Championship held at New Castle Country Club on June 11. Brandon Pompeani of Aliquippa was crowned champion after the playoff. Pompeani recorded scores of 75-74 - 149. Finishing tied for second were Bo Lustig, Belle Vernon, who recorded scores of 74-75 -149, and Gregor Orlando or Erie, who posted scores of 76-73 - 149.

Orlando was eliminated from the playoff with a bogey on the second playoff hole, and Lustig fell to Pompeani after making bogey on the third and final playoff hole. Pompeani parred all three and kept the playoff going by making a delicate chip on the second playoff hole from behind the green that rolled down to within inches of the hole.

Fifty-one players completed the championship. Finishing fourth was Michael Klaric, III, of Hermitage (75-75 - 150), followed by Grant Martens of Allison Park (79-75 - 154) in fifth and Donny Lewis in sixth (81-74 - 155).

Pompeani, Lustig, Orlando, Klaric, Martens, and Lewis all earned invitations to the C.R. Miller Match Play Invitational to be conducted by the WPGA at Edgewood Country Club on August 1 and August 2.