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Five selected for induction into the Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame

Posted August 15, 2017 - By Western Pennsylvania Golf Association •  • 

The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association’s Hall of Fame Committee has selected five outstanding champions and contributors to the game from the region for induction into the Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame. The Class of 2017 includes Jack C. Benson, Jr., Fred Brand, Jr., David Brown, Arnold Cutrell and Perry Del Vecchio. This year’s induction ceremony will be held at St. Clair Country Club on September 28.

Fred Brand, Jr. is one of two players to win the West Penn Junior and West Penn Amateur championships in the same year (1927). Brand also won the Junior in 1925, and the Amateur again in 1941. A member of many golf clubs throughout the country, Brand won club championships at eight different clubs plus numerous senior titles. Brand was instrumental in the founding of the WPGA Scholarship Fund in 1941. A former president of the WPGA in 1955, the Pennsylvania Golf Association in 1961, and the Tri-State Section, PGA of America, he also served on the United States Golf Association Executive Committee from 1958-1969. Brand served as unpaid WPGA Executive Secretary from 1938-1949, and was a member of the PGA of America’s Advisory Board for 35 years. In 1997, the USGA awarded him its highest honor by naming him the recipient of the Bob Jones Award. Brand is also a member of the Tri-State Section PGA Hall of Fame. (more)

Team WPGA captures first Williamson Cup title by 11 shots

Posted August 9, 2017 - By Mike Dudurich, Freelance writer and host of The Golf Show on 93.7 The Fan Saturday mornings from 7-8 AM. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeDudurich •  • 

FOX CHAPEL – There were audible sighs coming from each of the West Penn Golf Association’s four players who competed in the 54th Williamson Cup matches Tuesday at the Pittsburgh Field Club.

Those sighs could have been analyzed a couple different ways. They could have been a result of playing 36 holes in a tough regional competition on a very difficult course set-up in a way that local professional golfers would have been tested.

No, that wasn’t it.

It could have been the sighs were expressions of anticipation for the post-match barbeque and celebration.

No, that wasn’t it, either.

Those sighs were the expressions of four young men accomplishing something that had never been done previously by a WPGA team.

Mark Goetz, Palmer Jackson, Louis Olsakovsky and Brady Pevarnik combined to win the Williamson Cup matches for the first time ever. The WPGA team won by 11 shots over the Golf Association of Philadelphia, 425-436. (more)

Pittsburgh set to host 10 area golf associations in major competition

Posted August 3, 2017 - By Mike Dudurich, Freelance writer and host of The Golf Show on 93.7 The Fan Saturday mornings from 7-8 AM. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeDudurich •  • 

It is a unique event on the calendar of junior golfers every year.

Four-man teams representing 11 golf associations from the United States and Canada get together for a 36-hole team competition known as the Williamson Cup. The three lowest scores are used to determine team scores for each round.

The event comes to Western Pennsylvania next week when it’s held at the Pittsburgh Field Club on Tuesday. It will be the sixth time in the 54-year history of the event that it’s been held in Pittsburgh, the second time at the Field Club.

“The Williamson Cup means a lot to me,” said Brady Pevarnik. “I take a lot of pride in the West Penn Golf Association and we have a really good team this year, better than ever.” (more)

Renwick wins shootout for 113th West Penn Open Championship in playoff

Posted July 26, 2017 - By Mike Dudurich, Freelance writer and host of The Golf Show on 93.7 The Fan Saturday mornings from 7-8 AM. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeDudurich •  • 

BUTLER – In 2016, Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson had one of the great final-round duels in the history of the British Open. Stenson was superb, shooting 63. Mickelson matched him shot-for-shot most of the day, finishing with 65. Stenson won the title, getting his first Claret Jug as both he and Mickelson put on a wonderful shot-making exhibition.

Wednesday, in the final round of the 113th West Penn Open Championship at Butler Country Club, Easton Renwick and Mike Van Sickle put on a show that was somewhat reminiscent of the Stenson-Mickelson shootout.

Renwick and Van Sickle, along with Dan Obremski and Beau Titsworth, began the day in a four-way tie at the top of the leaderboard. But that quickly shook itself out, mainly a result of Van Sickle making three birdies in his first five holes.

Renwick took that jolt, making birdie on the first two holes and the ninth, and the two headed to the back nine even at six-under par. That birdie at nine was the first of three in a row for Renwick, who also birdied the 15th to get to the 18th hole tied with Van Sickle. (more)

Final round of West Penn Open poised for a shootout

Posted July 25, 2017 - By Mike Dudurich, Freelance writer and host of The Golf Show on 93.7 The Fan Saturday mornings from 7-8 AM. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeDudurich •  • 

BUTLER – There’s nothing like a shootout in the final round of a big championship.

And that’s exactly what the West Penn Golf Association will have when the final round of the 113th West Penn Open gets started Wednesday morning at Butler Country Club.

Four golfers – Beau Titsworth, Dan Obremski, Easton Renwick and Mike Van Sickle – are tied at the top at three-under par. Eight more are within three shots of the lead, meaning the final 18 holes of this historic event could be wildly unpredictable.

The course played nearly a shot harder than Monday’s round with only six scores in the 60s being posted, while 12 were shot in the first round.

“For me, it’s pretty simple,” said Titsworth, who has posted rounds of 68 and 69. “I have to get off to a good start." (more)


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