Three champions crowned at WPGA Senior Series #1

May 15, 2019

It was a cold spring day on Tuesday at Diamond Run Golf Club, as the WPGA opened its competition season with the WPGA Senior Series #1. Joseph Corsi, Paul Schlachter and Robert Rogers came out on top in the Senior, Super-Senior and Net Divisions, respectively.

Corsi got off to a slow start, playing his first five holes in 5-over par but as he moved into the back nine, things changed. He birdied holes 11, 12, 13 and 15 and ended the day with a 3-over par, 75, which was good enough to win in the Senior Division.

Five advance on the Road to Pebble Beach locally

May 14, 2019
By Mike Dudurich

It shouldn’t have been all that surprising that the medalist in Monday’s U.S. Open local qualifier would be a native of Montreal, Canada.

On a windy, cold and rainy day that made the Jack Nicklaus-designed course at The Club at Nevillewood a very unpleasant place to play golf, Raoul Menard shrugged off the conditions. The 27-year-old posted a 67, getting off to a roaring start with birdies at the second, third and fourth holes.

Rachel Virgili earns U.S. Women’s Open spot

May 7, 2019

On Monday, fourty-five players teed it up for the chance at a spot in the U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier hosted by Chartiers Country Club. In the end, western Pennsylvania native Rachel Virgili, came out on top with a 1-over par total of 141.

Virgili, known to some by her maiden name Rohanna, got off to a bit of a rocky start with bogies on 3 of her first 6 holes but played the final twelve holes of the morning round at even par to finish at +3, 73. The second round was much different for Virgili. She birded holes 2 and 3 and finished the opening nine at even par. She began the back 9 with birdies on 10, 11 and 12 to get to -3. Virgili made a bogey on the 16th hole to finish the second round with a 2-under par, 68. Her two-round total of 141 was good enough for a four shot victory.

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.