Fox Chapel Golf Club, host of the 12th WPGA Women's Amateur Championships

Isaly’s 12th WPGA Women’s Amateur Championships begin Monday
By WPGA • August 4, 2019

Three years ago, the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association brought back its Women’s Amateur Championships, an event that had been discontinued in 2008, as part of a continued effort to promote women’s golf in the region. On Monday, a record field of 51 players will tee it up at Fox Chapel Golf Club across the three Women’s Championship’s: the Amateur, Senior Amateur and Super-Senior Amateur sponsored by Isaly’s. This will be Fox Chapel’s second time hosting this competition; the first was in 2002 when Helene Gosse won the Championship.

“It’s encouraging to see the growth of the Isaly’s WPGA Women’s Amateur Championships,” said Mac Wolfe, Director of Competitions for the WPGA. “The field is not only growing in numbers, but in strength, as well. We are certainly going to see some spectacular play at a world-class venue.”

In 2018, Bella Petrone grabbed a two-shot victory at Sewickley Heights Golf Club for her first WPGA Championship, but she will not be in the field this year. Instead, Oakmont’s Katie Miller will headline the 2019 Championship. Last week, Miller qualified for another U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship through a qualifier at South Hills Country Club. Last month, she won the Women’s Golf Association of Western Pennsylvania Championship with rounds of 72-69-69 (-6) at Edgewood Country Club. Her rounds of 69 were a women’s course record. Sally Sheerer will try to defend her title in the Senior Division, and Vicki Smith, last year’s Super-Senior Runner-Up is the lowest finisher playing in this year’s Super-Senior Amateur.

The event will be 18 holes of stroke play with play beginning at 8 AM on Monday, August 5th. Fox Chapel Golf Club will play 5,972 yards for the Amateur Championship and 5,397 yards for the Senior Amateur and Super-Senior Amateur. The WPGA will name gross and net champions in each of the three divisions.

The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association would like to thank Isaly’s, the official sponsor of the 2019 Women’s Amateur Championship, for their support of the WPGA and golf in western Pennsylvania.

Pairings and Starting Times are now available for the 12th Isaly’s WPGA Women’s Amateur Championship and Live Scoring will be updated throughout the day on the WPGA website. For all the 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.