Goetz wins Open Championship with birdie on final hole

August 5, 2020
By Mike Dudurich

Winning is hard, regardless of the sport.

Winning a golf tournament is particularly so because of the number of factors that can contribute to the outcome.

An odd bounce, a putt that had to go in but didn’t, an unexpected bad lie.

Any or all of those things can change the outcome of a tournament and they did Wednesday afternoon in the final round of the 117th West Penn Open at Shannopin Country Club.

Obremski cards 10 birdies in Round 1 of Open Championship

August 4, 2020
By Mike Dudurich

The ultimate goal of any golfer who enters a tournament is to be the one holding the championship trophy at the end.

That’s always been the way Dan Obremski has approached things and after his spectacular round Tuesday in the West Penn Open, he reiterated that approach with a bit of a twist.

“Every event to me I want to win,” Obremski said after posting a 62, 9-under par in the first round of the 117th West Penn Open at Shannopin Country Club. “I’ve given myself a lot of chances here and just haven’t gotten it done.”

James repeats in Isaly's WPGA Women's Amateur Championship

July 31, 2020
By Mike Dudurich

VERONA – Apparently Katie James really likes playing in the West Penn Women’s Amateur.

A year ago, she won the event at her home club, Fox Chapel Golf Club. She shot 73 in that round, defeating Madison McDaniel by a shot.

Thursday, James won the 13th edition of the event, this time smoking the field at Green Oaks Country Club with a round of 67, six under par for the championship.

117th WPGA Open Championships
August 4 & 5, 2020
Champion - Mark Goetz
Shannopin Country Club
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Championship Results



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

Frank B. Fuhrer, Jr.

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.