144 enter West Penn Amateur Championship

Posted June 4, 2008 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact



Defending champion Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh, the 2003 USGA Mid-Amateur Champion leads a field of 144 players into the 2008 West Penn Amateur to be played June 23-24, at the Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford.

The starting field of 78 will be identified through exemptions and qualifying rounds at four sites:

June 3 - Cedarbrook (Gold Course), Belle Vernon - 62 players for 24 spots
June 4 - Iron Masters, Roaring Spring - 14 players for 5 spots
June 12 - Seven Oaks, Beaver - 30 players for 12 spots
June 12 - Lake View, Erie - 11 players for 4 spots

Joining Smith, who won the Tournament of Champions, Mid-Amateur and Amateur in 2007, are Sean Knapp, Oakmont, who won six straight Amateurs, 1998-2003, and this year’s West Penn Mid-Amateur, 2006 Amateur champion William Miller, Venetia, and Sean Brannan, Hollidaysburg, a semi-finalist in the 2007 USGA Junior Amateur Championship.