Renwick wins C.R. Miller Match Play Invitational

Posted August 5, 2008 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

With a 3 and 2 victory over Derek Jones of Lower Burrell, Punxsutawney's Easton Renwick captured the C.R. Miller Match Play Invitational on the Tom's Run Course at Chestnut Ridge Resort. This is sixteen year-old's third WPGA Championship.

He also won the WPGA Boys Championship this year to complement the 13 and Under Boys Championship he captured in 2006.

The C.R. Miller Match Play Invitational was started by Richie Miller in honor of his father and was played at Fox Chapel Golf Club (their home club) from its inception until 1994 when its administration was given to the WPGA.

Great matches were played throughout the tournament. A first round match between Donny Lewis, Wexford, and Brandon Pompeani, Aliquippa, ended when Lewis made a birdie on the 21st hole. A second round match between Geoffrey Locher of McMurray beat WPGA Junior Champion, Ryan Prokay of Grove City, 2 up in the second round. Prokay recorded a score of 71 in the afternoon round while Locher shot 69. Both semi-final matches went extra holes. Renwick outlasted Christopher Resnik of Venetia, making birdie on the 20th hole, and in the longest match in tournament history, Jones defeated Locher on the 24th hole.