WPGA Announcement Competitions & COVID-19
By WPGA • April 9, 2020
Updated May 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM
117th WPGA Open Championship:
The 117th WPGA Open Championship has been rescheduled for August 4th & 5th at Shannopin Country Club. The Championship will be shortened to 36 holes with no cut. The field will be limited to 54 players. The list of Exempt Players has been extended to include players that finished in the Top 20 of the 2018 or 2019 WPGA Open Championship. Two qualifiers will be conducted on July 13th at Diamond Run Country Club and July 15th at Birdsfoot Golf Club. All players that have previously registered for a qualifier will still be registered for their respective qualifier.
79th WPGA Four-Ball Championship:
The WPGA Four-Ball Championship has been rescheduled for August 18th at Chartiers Country Club.
Updated May 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM
With the resumption of golf throughout Pennsylvania and many counties throughout our region moving to the “yellow phase”, the WPGA expects to begin the competition season in late June. Due to the late start to the season and the restrictions in place, changes will need to be made to the 2020 Competition Schedule. Please see the updates to the 2020 WPGA Competition Schedule below.
All championship and qualifying fields will be limited to 48 players except for the WPGA Amateur Championship and WPGA Open Championship. This field limit is subject to change based on COVID-19 safety guidelines. In the event that the registration fills up for an event, the WPGA reserves the right to choose the most representative field.
Senior Series #1 & Net Senior Series #1 at Diamond Run Golf Club:
The event originally scheduled for May 12th has been postponed.
120th WPGA Amateur Championship:
The 120th WPGA Amateur will be played as scheduled on July 6th & 7th at Allegheny Country Club. The Championship will be shortened to 36 holes with no cut. The field will be limited to 54 players. The list of exempt players has been extended to include players that finished in the Top 20 of the 2018 or 2019 WPGA Amateur Championship. Two qualifiers will be conducted on June 22nd at The Country Club of Meadville and June 25th at Hill Crest Country Club. All players have been removed from qualifying rounds for the Championship and will need to re-register. Those who had paid will be refunded.
66th Fred Brand Foursomes Championship & 25th Semple Century Foursomes Championship:
The WPGA Foursomes Championships have been rescheduled for July 20th at Longue Vue Club.
27th Spring Stroke Play Championship:
The 27th Spring Stroke Play Championship has been rescheduled for June 29th at Westmoreland Country Club. The championship will be shortened to 18 holes.
Senior Series #2 & Net Senior Series #2 at Latrobe Country Club:
The events originally scheduled for June 11th have been postponed.
117th WPGA Open Championship:
The 117th WPGA Open Championship originally scheduled for June 22nd-24th has been postponed. The list of Exempt Players has been extended to include players that finished in the Top 20 of the 2018 or 2019 WPGA Open Championship.
100th WPGA Junior Championship:
The 100th WPGA Junior Championship originally scheduled for June 15th has been postponed.
97th WPGA Father & Son Tournament & 9th WPGA Parent & Child Net Tournament:
Both tournaments originally scheduled for June 29th have been canceled for the 2020 season.
47th C.R. Miller Match Play & 3rd Girls’ Junior Match Play Invitationals:
Both championships originally scheduled for July 13th-14th have been canceled for the 2020 season.
61st WPGA Boys Championship:
The championship originally scheduled for July 15th has been canceled for the 2020 season.
If a competition is not listed above, the event will be played on its original date. If you had previously registered for an event but can no longer play due to the date change, contact the WPGA for a full refund. More information regarding the conduct of WPGA Competitions will follow in the coming weeks.
To view the full WPGA Competition Schedule, click here. Registration has reopened.
We will continue to monitor COVID-19 throughout the region. We thank you for your patience as we try to make the most beneficial decisions for all. Please reach out to the WPGA with any questions.
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Updated May 15, 2020 at 2:15 PM
An announcement regarding WPGA competitions and the 2020 season will be released Monday, May 18, at 11:00 AM.
Updated May 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM
With golf throughout Pennsylvania beginning on Friday, May 1st, the WPGA is hopeful our competition season can safely get underway soon. With that, some changes will need to be made to the 2020 Competition Schedule.
As of now, the follow competitions have been postponed:
May 12th: Senior Series #1
May 12th: Net Senior Series #1
May 18th: 66th WPGA Fred Brand Foursomes Championship
May 18th: 25th WPGA Semple Century Foursomes Championship
More information regarding other necessary schedule changes and the conduct of WPGA Competitions will follow in the coming weeks.
We will continue to monitor COVID-19 throughout the region. We thank you for your patience as we try to make the most beneficial decisions for all.
Updated April 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM
As of this afternoon, 4/9, all registration for WPGA Competitions has shifted to “pending" registration. This means players can continue to sign up as normal, however they will not be charged for entry fees until the WPGA is sure the championship or qualifier will be conducted. Pending registration will assure the player a spot in the field at the time of their sign-up.
The WPGA is closely monitoring COVID-19 and will continue to update everyone if changes need to be made to the current competition schedule. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Mac Wolfe, Director of Competitions • email.
About the WPGA
Founded in 1899, the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is the steward of amateur golf in the region. Started by five Member Clubs, the association now has nearly 200 Member Clubs and 33,000 members. The WPGA conducts 14 individual competitions and 10 team events, and administers the WPGA Scholarship Fund.