WPGA finishes fourth at Williamson Cup Matches

Posted August 10, 2011 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Led by Tom Nettles of McMurray and high school team Trent McPherson, Venetia, the WPGA team finished fourth in the 48th Williamson Cup Matches held at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md. The matches were hosted by the Washington Metropolitan Golf Association.

The Metropolitan Golf Association captured the event with scores of 223-214--437 for a ten stroke victory over defending champion Washington Metro. The WMGA finished 226-221--447. Finishing in third place 13 strokes back was the Golf Association of Philadelphia that recorded 229-220--449. The Frank B. Fuhrer Team representing the WPGA began the second round in eighth place (234) and moved up four spots with a strong 223 in the afternoon round for a 457 total.

Nettles was paired with medalist Clancy Waugh of the Metropolitan Golf Association (73-69--142), and finished T-8 with scores of 73-75--148. McPherson tied for 13th and posted scores of 81-71--152. Rounding out the WPGA team were Garrett Browning of Coraopolis who recorded scores of 80-77--157, and 2011 WPGA Junior Champion Brent Rodgers of Cranberry Township with a score of 167 (82-85).

The Williamson Cup Matches are an annual competition with teams from ten associations from the northeast United States and Canada competing in a thirty-six hole college format (low 3 of 4 counted in each round). The Quebec Golf Association did not compete this year.