Four champions named at Men’s and Women’s Net Championships
By WPGA • May 29, 2019
Western Pennsylvania Golf Association Competitions date back to 1899 with the first playing of three events: the WPGA Amateur Championship, the WPGA Open Championship, and a net championship that was known as the Handicap Cup. Up until the early 1900’s the Handicap Cup was played on the same day as the WPGA Amateur Championship. The inaugural Champion of the Handicap Cup was W.S. Eyster, who shot a net round of 79. As an ode to the early years of the WPGA, the Men’s and Women’s Net Championships were brought back in 2017 as a Net Stableford competition.
The third playing of the WPGA Men’s and Women’s Net Championships took place yesterday at Diamond Run Golf Club. The event honored champions across four individual divisions and an overall team champion that went to the club with the highest two-player total.
Mark Foce and Dale Flohr (41 points) were crowned Co-Champions for the Richard Falchetti Trophy, which goes to overall champion of the event. Dale Flohr’s 26 points on the front nine was the highest nine-hole total of any player.
In the J. Frederic Byers Flight, which included players with a handicap of 10 and lower, George Anderson’s 36 points took the title. His round was highlighted by a gross eagle on the par-5 ninth hole. He edged out Paul Pohley by a single point in the flight.
In the George A. Ormiston Flight, which included players with a handicap of 11 and higher, Rud Van Horn (32 points) won by a point over Eric Stitt.
In the Women’s Jeannette Nicholson Price Flight, Jane Wymer’s steady play scored her 35 points, good enough for a six-point victory over Cindy Caldwell.
George Anderson and Rud Van Horn’s combined total of 68 points earned Hickory Heights Golf Club the Team Championship. Whispering Woods Gold Club, led by Mark Foce, was close behind with 66 total points.
The Men’s and Women’s Net Championship is one of six net events on the WPGA Competition Schedule for 2019. For all the latest Western Pennsylvania Golf Association Updates, follow the WPGA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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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.