WPGA Senior Series #2 Champions (from left) - Todd Renner, Kevin McCarthy, and Pat Petit

Renner, McCarthy, Petit take WPGA’S Senior Series #2

July 16, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director Communications


APOLLO — A friendly competition is still a competition. And such was the case Tuesday.

Todd Renner got to know that feeling when he finished his round and learned that he would be continuing his round with a playoff against fellow Allegheny Country Club member Bob Crnjarich, who he considers a “good friend.”

“Before the round, I thought that if I could make four birdies, that would be enough,” said Renner. “I walked in and Bob said, ‘did you birdie the last hole?’

“I said, ‘yeah, does that mean anything?’ And he said, ‘yeah, we’re tied.’”

Renner went on to top Crnjarich in the two-hole playoff, winning the Senior Division of the WPGA’s Senior Series #2 competition at The Links at Spring Church.

WPGA Father & Son Champions Brent & Parker Johnson (left), and Parent & Child Champions Tom & Thomas Garbin (right)

Johnson's, Garbin's victorious in Father & Son, Parent & Child

July 16, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications


FOX CHAPEL — Like any good father, Brent Johnson knows that equally sharing your time with your children is important.

Equally sharing wins with them is something he didn’t exactly see coming.

Johnson and his son, Parker, took the 100th WPGA Father & Son Tournament Monday at Pittsburgh Field Club, shooting a 1-under 70 and outlasting two other teams in a five-hole playoff.

For Brent, it’s the second time he has won the event — but the first with Parker.

In 2019, Brent took the Father & Son Tournament at Cranberry Highlands with his oldest son, Tanner.

“I’m completely in shock,” said Brent, who has battled back issues recently. “We both really haven’t played too much. This is just my second competitive round this year… It’s very cool to win with both.”

Green Oaks Country Club, host of the 2024 WPGA Women's Amateur Championships

17th WPGA Women's & 8th WPGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship starts Wednesday

July 16, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications


VERONA — The WPGA’s third major tournament of 2024 begins Wednesday with the 17th WPGA Women’s Amateur Championship at Green Oaks Country Club.

The Women’s Am is a two-round, 36-hole competition that will be played over Wednesday and Thursday. The Senior Women’s Amateur is an 18-hole event and will be contested only Thursday.

The event features Net and Gross competitions for the Women’s, Senior Women’s and Super-Senior Women’s divisions.

A year ago, Katie Miller Gee won the 16th WPGA Women’s Amateur at Sunnehanna Country Club, running away with the title while shooting a 9-over score of 157, winning by eight strokes over Sarah White — the 2022 Women’s Amateur Champion.

The Links at Spring Church, host of the 2024 WPGA Senior Series #2 Tournaments<

Second WPGA Senior Series competition set for Apollo Tuesday

July 15, 2024
By Jennifer Todd, P.J. Boatwright Intern


The Links at Spring Church plays host to the second of three Senior Series events in 2024 on Tuesday.

The competition features three divisions: Senior, Super-Senior and Net Senior. This is the first time a Senior Series event will be played with Stableford scoring in place.

The first Senior Series took place on April 30th at Nemacolin Country Club.

The Senior Division went to Craig Sabo of Champion Lakes Golf Course with a 2-over score of 73. Paul Bangor finished second at 3-over.

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Competitions


17th WPGA Women's Amateur Championship
Wednesday & Thursday, July 17 & 18, 2024

Green Oaks Country Club
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Starting Times & Groupings
Championship Results

Eighth WPGA Women's Senior Amateur Championships
Thursday, July 18, 2024

Green Oaks Country Club
Event Portal
Notice to Players
Starting Times & Groupings
Championship Results

121st WPGA Open Championship
Monday & Wednesday, July 22 & 24, 2024

Indiana Country Club
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Notice to Players
Starting Times & Groupings
Championship Results

Qualifying Rounds


2024 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship Qualifying
Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Ligonier Country Club

2024 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Qualifying
Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort - Mystic Rock

2024 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifying<
Monday, October 7, 2024

Totteridge Golf Club

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The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association celebrated its centennial in 1998. Part of this celebration was to recognize area golfers and contributors who had an impact on our history. The Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame was established in 2013 to celebrate this history. The inaugural class consisted of William C. Fownes, Jr., Jock Hutchison, Arnold Palmer, Carol Semple Thompson, and Lew Worsham.

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