The 18th green at Chartiers Country Club, host of the 124th WPGA Amateur Championship

Historic Chartiers Country Club set for 124th West Penn Am

June 14, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications


PITTSBURGH — Western Pennsylvania’s top amateur golf competition begins Monday with the 124th WPGA Amateur Championship.

Chartiers Country Club, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024, will play host to the two-day contest that features an accomplished field vying for the coveted Fownes Trophy.

“The West Penn Amateur has a long and storied history that includes many of the top amateur players in the region, with many going on or continuing to have strong careers in the game,” said Terry Teasdale, Executive Director of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association.

“What makes this year’s Amateur special is that it is not only occurring during our 125th anniversary year, but it corresponds with the 100th anniversary of Chartiers Country Club, which will provide players with a challenging but fun competition.”

Palmer Jackson competing at Sunnehanna Country Club

Jackson, Salvitti, three back after round 2 at Sunnehanna

June 13, 2024
By Mike Dudurich


WESTMONT – Things are starting to get interesting high up in the Alleghenies.

The 83rd playing of the Sunnehanna Amateur enters its final two rounds this morning at Sunnehanna with the following interesting tidbits in place.

 • n Five players are tied for the lead at 5-under par, eight players are a shot back at 4-under, four players are at 3-under, and 11 more players are at 2-under. Throw in the 9 players who are at 1-under, and 37 players are within five shots of the lead. And what that means is there could be quite a battle today and Saturday for the title.

 • West Penn Golf Association stars Palmer Jackson and Rocco Salvitti, a pair of Golden Domers, are tied in the top 20 at 19th. Salvitti posted rounds of 70-68 and Jackson shot 71-67.

Aaron Didjunas and Colin McKenzie, 2024 WPGA Boys Champions

Didjunas, Mckenzie claim 64th WPGA Boys Championship crowns

June 12, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications


Aaron Didjunas knew he wanted to get off to a fast start on his home course Wednesday. But even he was a bit caught off guard by his early score.

Didjunas, a rising sophomore at Elizabeth Forward High School, shot a 1-under 71, cruising to an overall victory and a triumph in the 15 & Under division at the 64th WPGA Boys Championship at Youghiogheny Country Club.

Following a bogey on his opening hole, Didjunas answered by going eagle-birdie-birdie on the next three holes, jumping out to a large lead. He added another birdie on the 8th hole for a score of 32 on the front nine.

“That bogey just got some fire in me,” said Didjunas, a member at Youghiogheny. “It just got me going. I wanted to get back that bogey and I made it happen.”

Kerri-Anne Cook competing in the U.S. Girls' Championship at Shannopin

West Virginian top qualifier in U.S. Girls’ Championship qualifier

June 12, 2024
By Jennifer Todd, P.J. Boatwright Intern


PITTSBURGH — Two golden tickets were on the line Tuesday at Shannopin Country Club, and the fight for those tickets and the right to play in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship did not disappoint.

Following an eventful 18-hole Sectional Qualifying Round, West Virginia native Kerri-Anne Cook, a rising freshman at Glenville State University, came out on top by shooting a 2-over 74 and defeating three other players in a one-hole playoff.

“I feel like my shots into the greens and around the greens were really good,” said Cook. “And my putting really helped me today."

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    83rd Sunnehanna Amateur starts Wednesday • Read More • (6/6/24)
    64th WPGA Boys Championship to be held Wednesday at Youghiogheny • Read More • (6/11/24)
    Patience pays off for Turowski in WPGA Junior Championship • Read More • (6/10/24)
    Treesdale to host first West Penn Open qualifier • Read More • (6/3/24)

83rd Sunnehanna Amateur

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    83rd Sunnehanna Amateur starts Wednesday • Read More • (6/12/24)

WPGA Founding Club Series

    Edgewood Country Club • Read More • (4/16/24)

WPGA 125th Anniversary

    WPGA begins celebration of 125th Anniversary • Read More • (5/12/24)
    WPGA125: Foxburg preservation an attempt to honor history • Read More • (6/6/24)

Competitions


124th WPGA Amateur Championship
Monday & Tuesday, June 17 & 18

Chartiers Country Club
Event Portal
Notice to Players
Starting Times & Groupings
Championship Results

Qualifying Rounds


2024 U.S. Amateur Championship Local Qualifying
Monday, June 24, 2024

Sunnehanna Country Club
Event Portal
Notice to Players
Starting Times & Groupings
Qualifying Results

Announcements

Youth on Course Partners with Western Pennsylvania Golf Association • Read Full Press Release • (11/28/23)

Member Benefits

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Partners

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Hall of Fame

Western Pennsylvania has a lengthy, rich and storied history.


The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association celebrated its centennial in 1998. Part of this celebration was to recognize area golfers and contributors who had an impact on our history. The Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame was established in 2013 to celebrate this history. The inaugural class consisted of William C. Fownes, Jr., Jock Hutchison, Arnold Palmer, Carol Semple Thompson, and Lew Worsham.

Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1941, nearly 700 students have received a scholarship.


The WPGA Scholarship Fund was founded in 1941 and awarded two scholarships to the University of Pittsburgh and another to Duquesne University. The first Caddie Welfare Committee surfaced in 1927 and addressed issues to benefit of caddies at the various Member Clubs of the Association. Fourteen years later the movement secured enough money to sponsor its first scholars.