Six area players in top ten at State Amateur

Posted August 2, 2012 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Sean Knapp tees off in the Spring Stroke

Although it's been three years since area golfers have won the Pennsylvania Amateur, this year's final results show six area golfers in the top ten. The Championship was played at Rolling Green CC, near Philadelphia.

Tied for fifth at 211 were two former PA Amateur champions Nathan Smith and Sean Knapp, plus Anthony DeGol, Hollidaysburg. In 8th at 214 was Erie's Gregor Orlando, while last year's West Penn Amateur champion David Brown and this year's Frank Fuhrer III Collegiate Player of the Year Ross Pringle were tied for 9th at 216.

Recent state am winners from the area are Adam Hofmann, 2007, Mike VanSickle, 2009, and Nathan Smith, 2009. Anthony Mason from greater Philadelphia successfully defended his title at Rolling Green.