Rocco Salvitti putting at Sunnehanna Country Club

Salvitti leads local contingent at Sunnehanna Amateur

June 12, 2024
By Mike Dudurich


WESTMONT -- The day couldn’t have been much better. Bright sunny skies, warm temperatures, a slight breeze and a golf course that was firm and fast and, with few exceptions, was unrelenting in its defense of par.

And that’s why Sunnehanna Country Club is what it is. It’s been a tremendous home for 83 years to the Sunnehanna Amateur and when the difficulty of the layout is added to weather conditions, it is a great test.

Ben Warian, of Stillwater, Minnesota, hardly had any issues with the layout, posting a 5-under par 65 that included birdies on 16, 17 and 18.

Aaron Didjunas and Colin McKenzie, 2024 WPGA Boys Champions

Didjunas, Mckenzie claim 64th WPGA Boys Championship crowns

June 12, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications


Aaron Didjunas knew he wanted to get off to a fast start on his home course Wednesday. But even he was a bit caught off guard by his early score.

Didjunas, a rising sophomore at Elizabeth Forward High School, shot a 1-under 71, cruising to an overall victory and a triumph in the 15 & Under division at the 64th WPGA Boys Championship at Youghiogheny Country Club.

Following a bogey on his opening hole, Didjunas answered by going eagle-birdie-birdie on the next three holes, jumping out to a large lead. He added another birdie on the 8th hole for a score of 32 on the front nine.

“That bogey just got some fire in me,” said Didjunas, a member at Youghiogheny. “It just got me going. I wanted to get back that bogey and I made it happen.”

Kerrianne Cook competing in the U.S. Girls' Championship at Shannopin

West Virginian top qualifier in U.S. Girls’ Championship qualifier

June 12, 2024
By Jennifer Todd, P.J. Boatwright Intern


PITTSBURGH — Two golden tickets were on the line Tuesday at Shannopin Country Club, and the fight for those tickets and the right to play in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship did not disappoint.

Following an eventful 18-hole Sectional Qualifying Round, West Virginia native Kerri-Anne Cook, a rising freshman at Glenville State University, came out on top by shooting a 2-over 74 and defeating three other players in a one-hole playoff.

“I feel like my shots into the greens and around the greens were really good,” said Cook. “And my putting really helped me today."

Matt Mattioli hitting a shot at Treesdale

Fox Chapel grad takes top spot at first WPGA Open qualifier

June 11, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications


GIBSONIA — Matt Mattioli had multiple motivations Tuesday. And that was more than enough.

Mattioli, a rising senior at Miami (Ohio), shot a 2-under 70, taking the top qualifying spot at the WPGA’s first 121st Open Championship qualifying round at Treesdale Golf and Country Club.

The final number ended up looking quite dominant. Not only was Mattioli the lone score under-par on the day, but he cleared the second-best mark by five strokes.

“The first two holes, I thought I hit it in some pretty good spots, but made some careless mistakes around the greens,” he said. “But I made good birdies on 5 and 6 to get back to even, and I made a birdie on 7… I just kind of settled down and let it come to me.

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Competitions


124th WPGA Amateur Championship
Monday & Tuesday, June 17 & 18

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

Qualifying Rounds


2024 U.S. Amateur Championship Local Qualifying
Monday, June 24, 2024

Sunnehanna Country Club
Event Portal
Notice to Players
Starting Times & Groupings
Qualifying Results

Announcements

Youth on Course Partners with Western Pennsylvania Golf Association • Read Full Press Release • (11/28/23)

Member Benefits

WPGA launches WPGA Clubhouse • Check out the WPGA Collection - Here.
Order from the 2022 WPGA Gifting Collection from Wendell August Forge.
Proceeds benefit the WPGA Scholarship Fund.
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Partners

Thank you to the supporters of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association.

The Fuhrer Family


Hall of Fame

Western Pennsylvania has a lengthy, rich and storied history.


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.

Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1941, nearly 700 students have received a scholarship.


The WPGA Scholarship Fund was founded in 1941 and awarded two scholarships to the University of Pittsburgh and another to Duquesne University. The first Caddie Welfare Committee surfaced in 1927 and addressed issues to benefit of caddies at the various Member Clubs of the Association. Fourteen years later the movement secured enough money to sponsor its first scholars.