USGA champions from Western Pennsylvania

Posted January 6, 2017 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Arnold Palmer at the 1954 U.S. Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Detroit

Players from Western Pennsylvania have won eleven of the thirteen individual championships conducted by the United States Golf Association. Only the U.S. Girls’ Junior and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links championships are without an area golfer’s name engraved on either trophy.

Both the USGA Men’s and Women’s State Team championships, and the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, have also had players from the area on championship winning teams.

Fifteen different area golfers have won thirty USGA championships. Dorothy Campbell Hurd, Carl Kauffmann, Arnold Palmer, Nathan Smith and Carol Semple Thompson have won twenty titles.

U.S. Open Championship

1935 - Sam Parks at Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
1947 - Lew Worsham at St. Louis Country Club, Ladue, Mo.
1954 - Ed Furgol at Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, N.J.
1960 - Arnold Palmer at Cherry Hills Country Club, Englewood, Colo.

U.S. Women’s Open Championship

1982 - Janet Anderson at Del Paso Country Club, Sacremento, Calif.

U.S. Senior Open Championship

1981 - Arnold Palmer at Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

U.S. Amateur Championship

1906 - Eben Byers at Englewood Golf Club, Englewood, N.J.
1910 - William C. Fownes, Jr. at The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.
1919 - S. Davidson Herron at Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
1954 - Arnold Palmer at Country Club of Detroit, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.

U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

1909 - Dorothy Campbell Hurd at Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, Pa.
1910 - Dorothy Campbell Hurd at Homewood Country Club, Floosmoor, Ill.
1924 - Dorothy Campbell Hurd at Rhode Island Country Club, Nyatt, R.I.
1973 - Carol Semple Thompson at Montclair Golf Club, West Orange, N.J.

U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship

1927 - Carl Kauffmann at Ridgewood Golf Links, Cleveland, Ohio
1928 - Carl Kauffmann at Cobbs Creek Municipal Golf Course, Philadelphia, Pa.
1929 - Carl Kauffmann at Forest Park Municipal Golf Course, St. Louis, Mo.
1939 - Andy Szwedko at Mt. Pleasant Park Golf Course, Baltimore, Md.

U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

1965 - Jim Masserio at Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington, Del.

U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship

2003 - Nathan Smith at Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington, Del.
2009 - Nathan Smith at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C.
2010 - Nathan Smith at Atlantic Golf Club, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
2012 - Nathan Smith at Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, Ill.

U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

1990 - Carol Semple Thompson at Allegheny Country Club, Sewickley, Pa.
1997 - Carol Semple Thompson at Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield, N.J.

U.S. Senior Amateur Championship

1965 - Bob Kiersky at Fox Chapel Golf Club, Pittsburgh, Pa.

U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

1999 - Carol Semple Thompson at Desert Mountain, Scottsdale, Ariz.
2000 - Carol Semple Thompson at Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons, Ga.
2001 - Carol Semple Thompson at Allegheny Country Club Sewickley, Pa.
2001 - Carol Semple Thompson at Mid Pines Golf Course, Southern Pines, N.C.

USGA Men’s State Team Championship

2009 - Sean Knapp, Nathan Smith, Mike VanSickle at Country Club of St. Albans, St. Albans, Mo.

USGA Women’s State Team Championship

1995 - Liz Haines, Judy Oliver, Carol Semple Thompson at Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.