USGA runners-up and semi-finalists from Western Pennsylvania

Posted January 12, 2017 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Eben Byers became the first player from Western Pennsylvania to win a USGA championship at the 1906 U.S. Amateur Championship

In addition to the players from Western Pennsylvania who have won thirty-two championships conducted by the United States Golf Association, the region also has a number of players who have finished as runner-up in stroke play or reached at least reached the semi-finals in match play.

Six of the following players have also won a national championship. Eight have been inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame.

U.S. Open Championship

1916 - Jock Hutchison at The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn. (runner-up)
1920 - Jock Hutchison at Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio (runner-up)
1923 - Bobby Cruickshank at Inwood Country Club, Inwood, N.Y. (runner-up)
1932 - Bobby Cruickshank at Fresh Meadow Country Club, Lake Success, N.Y. (runner-up)
1962 - Arnold Palmer at Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa. (runner-up)
1963 - Arnold Palmer at The Country Club, Brookline, Mass. (runner-up)
1966 - Arnold Palmer at The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif. (runner-up)
1967 - Arnold Palmer at Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield Township, N.J. (runner-up)
2008 - Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, Calif. (runner-up)

U.S. Amateur Championship

1902 - Eben Byers at Glen View Club, Golf, Ill. (runner-up)
1903 - Eben Byers at Nassau Country Club, Glen Cove, N.Y. (runner-up)
1905 - William C. Fownes, Jr. at Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, Ill. (semi-finals)
1907 - William C. Fownes, Jr. at Euclid Golf Club, Cleveland, Ohio (semi-finals)
1907 - Eben Byers at Euclid Golf Club, Cleveland, Ohio (semi-finals)
1914 - William C. Fownes, Jr. at Ekwanok Country Club, Manchester, Vt. (semi-finals)
1919 - William C. Fownes, Jr. at Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa. (semi-finals)
1951 - Jack Benson at Saucon Valley Country Club, Bethlehem, Pa. (semi-finals)
1980 - Dick Von Tacky at Country Club of North Carolina, Pinehurst, N.C. (semi-finals)

U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

1920 - Dorothy Campbell Hurd at Mayfield Country Club, Cleveland, Ohio (runner-up)
1974 - Carol Semple Thompson at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo. (runner-up)
1978 - Judy Oliver at Sunnybrook Golf Club, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (runner-up)
1981 - Carol Semple Thompson at Waverly Country Club, Portland, Ore (semi-finals)
1989 - Carol Semple Thompson at Pinehurst Resort #2, Pinehurst, N.C. (semi-finals)
1992 - Carol Semple Thompson at Kemper Lakes Golf Club, Kildeer, Ill. (semi-finals)

U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship

1926 - Carl Kauffmann at Grover Cleveland Park Golf Course, Buffalo, N.Y. (runner-up)
1937 - Andy Szwedko at Harding Park Golf Course, San Francisco, Calif. (semi-finals)
1969 - Joe Andron at Downing Municipal Golf Course, Harborcreek Pa. (runner-up)

U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

2007 - Sean Brannan at Boone Valley Golf Club, Augusta, Mo. (semi-finals)

U.S. Girls' Junior Championship

1958 - Diana Hoke at Greenwich Country Club, Greenwich, Conn. (semi-finals)
1959 - Diana Hoke at Manor Country Club, Rockville, Md. (semi-finals)
1968 - Janie Fassinger at Flint Golf Club, Flint, Mich. (semi-finals)
1969 - Janie Fassinger at The Apawamis Club, Rye, N.Y. (runner-up)

U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship

1997 - Rick Stimmel at Dallas Athletic Club, Dallas, Texas (runner-up)
2008 - Sean Knapp at Milwaukee Country Club, River Hills, Wis. (semi-finals)
2010 - Sean Knapp at Atlantic Golf Club, Bridgehampton, N.Y. (semi-finals)
2011 - Nathan Smith at Shadow Hawk Golf Club, Richmond, Texas (semi-finals)

U.S. Senior Amateur Championship

1968 - Bob Kiersky at Atlanta Country Club, Marietta, Ga.
2002 - Bill Baloh at Timuquana Country Club, Jacksonville, Fla.

U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

1965 - Mrs. John Haskell at Exmoor Country Club, Ill. (runner-up)