Youghiogheny Country Club, host of the WPGA Boys Championship

64th WPGA Boys Championship to be held Wednesday at Youghiogheny
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications • June 11, 2024

Started in 1959, the WPGA Boys Championship has served as a premier competition for boys ages 15 and under in Western Pennsylvania.

On Wednesday, youth golfers from around the region will compete for the 64th WPGA Boys Championship at Youghiogheny Country Club in McKeesport.

The competition is 18 holes of stroke play, with two divisions, 15 & Under and 13 & Under.

23 competitors are scheduled to play in the Boys Championship this year.

A year ago, Camden Gustin of Oakbrook Golf Club took the 10 & Under division, topping Alex Manciu by a shooting 10-over score of 46 in a 9-hole contest at Lindenwood Golf Course. There will not be a 10 & Under division contested in 2024, but Gustin will still compete in the 13 & Under division Wednesday.

The reigning champion of the 13 & Under division is Ty Hartman of South Hills Country Club, who ran away from the field with a an even-par score of 72 last year. Hartman is scheduled to play in this year’s competition, as well.

The top score of the 2023 Championship went to Jonah Schollaert of Shannopin Country Club, who shot a 1-under 71, topping Alex Talmadge by two strokes.

The WPGA Boys Championship is meant to serve as an introduction to the Association's championship program. The Championship has compiled an impressive list of local players that continued to capture titles after serving their apprenticeships in junior golf.

The event is open to all junior boys ages 15 or younger that reside in Western Pennsylvania or belong to a WPGA Member Club.

Former champions include Nathan Smith (winner of four USGA Mid-Amateur Championships), Arnold Cutrell (winner of six individual WPGA titles) and William Miller (winner of both the Boys & Junior Championship in 2004).

Two players have won the Overall Championship twice, John Aber (1983-84) and Donald Thomas (2002-2003).

Tom Nettles (2007-08) and Luke Miller (2009-10) have captured the age 13 & Under trophy twice. In 2012, Luke Miller joined Donald Thomas and Easton Renwick as the only players to capture victory in both age categories.

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For media inquiries, please contact WPGA Director of Communications Josh Rowntree.

About the WPGA
Founded in 1899, the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is the steward of amateur golf in the region. Started by five Member Clubs, the association now has nearly 200 Member Clubs and nearly 37,000 members. The WPGA conducts 14 individual competitions and 10 team events, and administers the WPGA Scholarship Fund and Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame.