Warden and Ranaweera claim junior Match Play Invitationals

July 27, 2021
By Mike Dudurich

Two champions were crowned Tuesday afternoon at Hannastown Golf Club as the West Penn Golf Association conducted the Third Girls Junior Match Play Invitational and the 47th C.R. Miller Match Play Junior Invitational.

And the two champions couldn’t possibly be any different.

The girls event came down to a final between Lihini Ranaweera of Cranberry Twp. and Marissa Malosh of Bridgeville. It was a tight battle between Ranaweera and Malosh throughout, with Lihini never trailing and was on tied on 3 of the 17 holes the two played.

Eight advance in Match Play Invitationals

July 26, 2021
By Mike Dudurich

Safe to say Monday provided quite an introduction to match play for Chuck Tragesser. The soon-to-be freshman at the University of Rhode Island caught on quickly, however, controlling his two matches to advance to this morning’s semifinals of the 47th C.R. Miller Match Play Invitational at Hannastown Golf Club.

Tragesser is a big strong young man and can send the golf ball long distances as he did in both his morning match against Scott Jordan (a 4&3 victory) and the 3&2 win over Jack Urban in the quarterfinals.

“Yeah, my driving is definitely a weapon,” he said with a big of a smile. “I just have to tighten the wedges up a little.”

Meyer crowned 2021 West Penn Open Champion

July 22, 2021
By Mike Dudurich

After the way things had transpired throughout the day Wednesday at Westmoreland Country Club, there really wasn’t any other way for the 118th West Penn Open Championship to end but by a chip-in, right?

And guess what? Gregor Meyer stepped up to his ball that was sitting in the rough just off the 18th green, got comfortable with the shot, executed a sweet swing and watch his ball bounce and then roll some 30 feet before disappearing into the hole.

In addition to securing his first WPGA title, Meyer’s chip-in dashed the title dreams of defending champion Mark Goetz and Palmer Jackson, both of whom were at 6-under par, along with Meyer as he approached the final green.



Thank you to the supporters of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association.

Frank B. Fuhrer, Jr.

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.