Malosh wins first WPGA title

August 9, 2022
By Mike Dudurich


Familiarity played a big role the 2022 West Penn Golf Association Girls’ Match Play Invitational at Latrobe Country Club.

Just like the 2021 match play event at Hannastown Golf Club, Marissa Malosh and Lihini Ranaweera played in the final group on the second day of the event. And after the last putt had dropped it was Ranaweera who won 2-up, thanks to birdies on the 13th and 14th holes.

Fast forward to 2022. There they were the same two girls in the finals on a stormy day at Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe CC. The morning semifinals went off without a weather hitch and the girls went off in the finals, getting to second green before the weather warning siren sounded. The boys were just about ready to go to the first tee when that siren sounded.

Warden repeats as C.R. Miller Match Play Champion

August 5, 2022
By Mike Dudurich


It was one of those typical summer days in Western Pennsylvania.

Sunny, hot, humid, stormy, intense bouts of downpours, standing water everywhere.

And there was a heck of golf championship at Latrobe Country Club on Thursday that finished just before darkness fell.

The semifinals and finals of the C.R. Miller Match Play Invitational provided great drama, great competition and very worthy boys and girls champions.

Wes Warden, last year’s champion, held off a furious charge from Hunter Swidzinski, for a 19-hole win.

Four advance to semi-finals in C.R. Miller Match Play Invitational

August 3, 2022
By Mike Dudurich


The C.R. Miller Memorial Match Play Invitational has a rich history that extends back to 1974 when it was started by Ritchie Miller of Fox Chapel Golf Club in honor of his father, Charles R. Miller.

A four-round match play event with the top 16 juniors from Western Pennsylvania being invited to play. The match-play event seems to be a favorite among the players who don’t get to play that format all that much during the year.

”I like match play and I enjoyed it today,” said Hunter Swidzinski, son Sean Swidzinski, the golf professional at Olde Stonewall Golf Course. “I like playing against an opponent instead of posting a score.”

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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.

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