Three champions crowned at WPGA Senior Series #1
By WPGA • May 7, 2019
It was a cold spring day on Tuesday at Diamond Run Golf Club, as the WPGA opened its competition season with the WPGA Senior Series #1. Joseph Corsi, Paul Schlachter and Robert Rogers came out on top in the Senior, Super-Senior and Net Divisions, respectively.
Corsi got off to a slow start, playing his first five holes in 5-over par but as he moved into the back nine, things changed. He birdied holes 11, 12, 13 and 15 and ended the day with a 3-over par, 75, which was good enough to win in the Senior Division. Bob Crnjarich used his home course advantage to play his way into a second-place finish and was only one shot off Corsi’s pace.
In the Super-Senior Division, Paul Schlachter, was the first player to post a score and his 1-over par, 73, held as the remaining groups finished behind him. Golfweek’s 7th ranked Super-Senior was seemingly not wavered by the cold temperatures. He was solid all day, carding three birdies and four bogies on his way to capturing the top spot. Don Erickson’s even par back nine powered him to a runner-up finish at 4-over par, 76.
It was a landmark day for the WPGA as the Net Division was played for the first time as a part of the Senior Series. Robert Rogers won the inaugural playing of the Net Division with a 2-under par net score of 70. Bill Dewey finished one stroke behind, and M Gardner finished two shots back in the tightly contested division.
The first of four WPGA Senior Series Events marks the beginning of a season-long points race that culminates with the crowning of an overall Senior Series Champion for each division. The Senior Series will be back in action on May 29th at Butler Country Club. For all the latest Western Pennsylvania Golf Association Updates, follow the WPGA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About the WPGA
Founded in 1899, the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is the steward of amateur golf in the region. Started by five Member Clubs, the association now has nearly 200 Member Clubs and 33,000 members. The WPGA conducts 14 individual competitions and 10 team events, and administers the WPGA Scholarship Fund.