Bob Allshouse and Arnold Cutrell with the Semple Brothers Trophy
Bob Allshouse and Arnold Cutrell forced a playoff with Dave Ruffaner and Rob Voltz in the Semple Brothers Century
Foursomes Championship by making birdie on the 18th hole, and claimed the victory on the third extra hole. Both teams
finished 7-over 147 at Allegheny Country Club. Allshouse and Cutrell shot rounds of 72-75 while Ruffaner and Voltz recorded
Cutrell has now won 14 Association titles, tying him with William C. Fownes and Jack Benson. Earlier this month, Cutrell
teamed with Frank Fairman to win the Fred Brand Foursomes Championship. He is the first player in Association history to win
both foursomes events in the same year.
Erik Bertrand tees off in the Public Links Championship
Erik Bertrand shot a 7-under 137 to win the Public Links Championship at Totteridge by four shots on rounds of 67-70.
This is his first victory in a WPGA conducted championship and came against on of the strongest fields to compete in the
Sean Knapp finished as runner-up after recording rounds of 69-72 for a 3-under 141.
Those who follow golf closely in Western Pennsylvania know Bertrand. A reinstated amateur, he played collegiate golf at
Alana English began her duties as the Association's PJ Boatwright intern on May 6. She graduated last December from the
University of Colorado at Boulder where she received a bachelor's degree in Broadcast News. While at Colorado she was a
sports intern at KDVR Fox 31 in Denver. She played junior golf at Valley Brook Country Club and at St. Clair Country Club
where her family currently belongs. English's primary tasks will be in course rating, championship administration and
Nathan Smith tees off in the 2012 Spring
Stroke Play Championship
With a 68-67 - 135, Nathan Smith won the Spring Stroke Play Championship at Pittsburgh Field Club by eight strokes over
runner-up Gregor Meyer. This is Smith's sixth title in the last nine times the championship has been conducted, and he is
now among the leaders with victories in a single WPGA championship.
Smith has recorded 21 victories in WPGA championships with fifteen individual and six team titles. In addition to the six
in the Spring Stroke Play, he has five victories in the Fred Brand Foursomes with Sean Knapp, four in the Amateur from
2007-2010, two in the Mid-Amateur and one each in the Open, Boys, C.R. Miller Match Play and Four-Ball with Scott