West Penn Women’s Amateur champions identified

Posted July 21, 2017 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact



Kristen Obush with The Judy Oliver Trophy after winning the 10th West Penn Women's Amateur Championship

After not being conducted in a decade, the West Penn Women’s Amateur Championship returned on July 5 at Cranberry Highlands Golf Course. Conducted for the first time were the West Penn Senior Women’s and Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championships.

Also added to each championship were low net competitions.

In the Women’s Amateur, four time WGAWP champion Kristen Obush and Greensburg native (2011, 2013, 2014, 2017) claimed the championship with a score of 5-over-par 76 and a four-shot victory over Pittsburgh’s Nadia Luttner and Tatum McKelvey of Sewickley.

Jenna Rinker of Slippery Rock won low net with an even-par score of 71.

Carol Semple Thompson of Sewickley, 2004 West Penn Women’s Amateur champion and 15-time WGAWP champion, won the inaugural Senior Women’s Amateur with a 3-over-par score of 74 and a five-shot victory over runner-up Sally Sheerer of Pittsburgh.

Low net honors went to Cindy Caldwell of Ellwood City with a 6-under-par score of 65.

In the inaugural Super Senior Women’s Amateur, Wexford’s Norma Efremenko won with a 4-over-par score of 75 and a 4-shot victory over Sue Colton of Butler.

Kathleen Wycoff of Sewickley won low net with a 5-under-par score of 66.

All three competitions will be conducted in 2017 at a site to be determined.

Carol Semple Thompson, Inaugural West Penn Senior Women's Amateur Champion

Norma Efremenko, Inaugural West Penn Super Senior Women's Amateur Champion