Gee, Obremski share lead in WPGA Open Championship

July 17, 2019
By Mike Dudurich

MCMURRAY – The two players tied for the lead after one round of the 116th West Penn Open provide an interesting paradox both on and off the golf course.

Oakmont Country Club’s head professional Devin Gee, the stylish, always composed 33-year-old won’t dazzle anyone with his length. When he’s on his game, as he was Tuesday at Valley Brook Country Club, precision is a big part of what he does.

Gee started his round with three pars and then ran off four straight birdies to take control of the tournament early. He was very consistent after that, making one birdie and one bogey after that to finish at 68.

Valley Brook hosts 116th Open Championship

July 16, 2019

The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association will host the 116th playing of the WPGA Open Championship at Valley Brook Country Club later this week. The 27-hole facility will host the Championship for the third time with the last coming in 2000 when Brent Johnson won his first and only time. A title every top western Pennsylvania golfer wants on their resume, the WPGA Open Championship will again feature a great mix of the area’s top professionals and amateurs.

“It’s always fun to watch the pros and amateurs tee it up alongside each other,” said Mac Wolfe, Director of Competitions for the WPGA. “This event really showcases all of the talent here in our region.”

Jackson wins third C.R. Miller Invitational

July 15, 2019
By Mike Dudurich

Given the circumstances surrounding the last few holes of the West Penn Amateur Oakmont Country Club, the question put to Palmer Jackson not long after he won the C.R. Miller Invitational seemed to be a reasonable one.

“How much of an affect did what happened at Oakmont have on how you played at Latrobe CC?”

“Not much, really,” Jackson said with little hesitation. “I may have thought about it once or twice, but not very much.”

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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.


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

Frank B. Fuhrer, Jr.