Indiana Country Club, host of the 121st WPGA Open Championship

121st West Penn Open begins Monday in Indiana

July 19, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications


INDIANA, PA — Since the inception of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association in 1899, the WPGA Open Championship has been a marquee event for amateur and professional golfers from the region and beyond.

The 121st West Penn Open begins Monday, with three rounds set for Indiana Country Club over three days.

“As we continue to celebrate out 125th Anniversary, the WPGA is excited for three days of tremendous golf at the West Penn Open Championship in Indiana,” said Terry Teasdale, Executive Director of the WPGA. “Indiana Country Club will provide a great challenge for such an accomplished field next week.”

The Open has been played every year since 1899, with the exception of two years during World War I (1917-18) and three years during World War II (1943-45).

Previous champions include Arnold Palmer, Fred Brand Sr., Eben Byers, W.C. Fownes, Ed Furgol, Ted Luther, Sam Parks, Jim Masserio, Lew Worsham, Nathan Smith and Neal Shipley.

2024 WPGA Women's Amateur Champions (from left): Super-Senior Champion, Virginia Ley; Amateur Champion, Marissa Malosh; Senior Champion, Colleen Meyers

Malosh, Meyers find winning mentality in WPGA Women's Amateur

July 18, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications


VERONA - Golf is undeniably a game fixated on mindset. Marissa Malosh and Colleen Meyers discovered this week that, when that mindset is right, great things can happen.

Malosh dazzled Thursday, claiming her first West Penn major title, winning the 17th WPGA Women’s Amateur Championship by shooting a two-round score of 1-under to take the title at Green Oaks Country Club.

She posted a tournament-best score of 69 in the event’s final round, edging Sasha Petrochko by two strokes.

“I’ve been working on my game for a while,” said Malosh, a rising sophomore at Delaware. “It wasn’t the best summer at first. But I just came into this tournament remembering that I’ve always had fun in these WPGA events, and I’ve had great experiences at Green Oaks, as well.

Samantha Formeck teeing off on the 8th hole at Green Oaks Country Club during the WPGA Women's Amateur Championship

Formeck leads after round one of the WPGA Women's Amateur Championship

July 17, 2024
By Mike Dudurich


VERONA – In a nutshell, it was a very nice day for a pair of golfers who had never stepped onto Green Oaks Country Club before.

The occasion was the first round of the West Penn Golf Association’s Women’s Amateur Championship Wednesday. Samantha Formeck and Caroline McConnell top the leaderboard after posting scores of 72 and 73.

“This was the first time I saw the golf course,” Formeck said. “There are a lot of blind shots and you’re not sure lines you should pick. But I liked the layout and the greens rolled very well.”

Formeck, of Northern Cambria, attended Youngstown State from 2008-2011, and is now a pharmacist at Conemaugh Hospital near Johnstown.

WPGA Senior Series #2 Champions (from left) - Todd Renner, Kevin McCarthy, and Pat Petit

Renner, McCarthy, Petit take WPGA’S Senior Series #2

July 16, 2024
By Josh Rowntree, Director Communications


APOLLO — A friendly competition is still a competition. And such was the case Tuesday.

Todd Renner got to know that feeling when he finished his round and learned that he would be continuing his round with a playoff against fellow Allegheny Country Club member Bob Crnjarich, who he considers a “good friend.”

“Before the round, I thought that if I could make four birdies, that would be enough,” said Renner. “I walked in and Bob said, ‘did you birdie the last hole?’

“I said, ‘yeah, does that mean anything?’ And he said, ‘yeah, we’re tied.’”

Renner went on to top Crnjarich in the two-hole playoff, winning the Senior Division of the WPGA’s Senior Series #2 competition at The Links at Spring Church.

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Competitions


121st WPGA Open Championship
Monday & Wednesday, July 22 & 24, 2024

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

Qualifying Rounds


2024 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship Qualifying
Tuesday, August 6, 2024

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

2024 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Qualifying
Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort - Mystic Rock
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

WPGA launches WPGA Clubhouse • Check out the WPGA Collection - Here.
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Partners

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

The Fuhrer Family


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.