Shipley crowned 119th WPGA Open Champion

June 22, 2022
By Mike Dudurich

Call it a hat trick for Neal Shipley.

And no that has nothing to do with ice, skating and pucks.

When Shipley won the 2022 West Penn Open Wednesday at the Club at Nevillewood, that gave him victories in the last three West Penn Golf Association events he entered, thus the hat trick. He also won the 2021 Spring Stroke Play and the 2021 Fred Brand Foursomes Championship.

“So far, it’s the biggest win of my career,” Shipley said, a smile emerging across his face.

McClellan takes a two-shot lead into final round

June 21, 2022
By Mike Dudurich

Things heated up Tuesday in the second round of the West Penn Open at the Club at Nevillewood.

First, and most obviously, the temperature topped out at near 90 and whatever stress the players had was multiplied many times by walking and some carried their bags and tried to take apart the Nevillewood course which has gotten hard and fast.

It’s a spectacular course to hold one of the West Penn Golf Association’s major events.

And second, that heat manifested itself on the scoreboard as players tried to put themselves in position to compete for the title today. The leaderboard is filled with top quality players, including some previous champions.

The field was cut to the low 32 players and ties and when tee times get started, there will be plenty of heat on every shot as players battle not only for a high finish, but for a chunk of the lucrative prize pool that’s offered for the Open.

Gee leads West Penn Open Championship

June 20, 2022
By Mike Dudurich

When you put together the combination of a high-quality golf course and a solid field of amateur and professional players, the unexpected should always be the expected.

And that’s basically the way it worked out Monday at The Club at Nevillewood in the first round of the 119th West Penn Open Championship. Even though the day started out a bit on the chilly side, it turned out to be a perfect day for golf, especially since the wind decided to take Monday off.

No matter how well the guys at the top of the leaderboard played, Nevillewood defended itself quite well with only seven players finishing their rounds under par. The best of those was the four-under par 68 fashioned by Oakmont Country Club Devin Gee.


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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.

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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.