WPGA Announcement Competitions & COVID-19
By WPGA • April 9, 2020
Announcement on 35th WPGA Mid-Amateur Championship
Updated August 26 at 4:00 PM
As the WPGA Mid-Amateur Championship remains one of western Pennsylvania's major amateur competitions, the WPGA has decided to change the 2020 Championship from 18 holes to 36 holes in one day. The field size will be limited to 42 players. Registered players that meet one of the following criteria will be automatically selected to play in the Championship:
• Top 10 in the 2017-2019 WPGA Mid-Amatuer Championships
• 2017-2020 WPGA Amateur Championship Qualifiers
• 2017-2020 WPGA Open Championship Qualifiers
• 2017-2019 USGA Championship Qualifiers
The remaining spots in the field will be selected by the Committee. The deadline to register has been extended until 5:00 PM on Friday, August 28
WPGA Senior Series #3 & #4, 2020 Jamison Cup Finals canceled
Updated August 17 at 8:30 PM
Due to a lack of participation and scheduling conflicts, WPGA Senior Series #3, WPGA Senior Series #4, and the 2020 WPGA Jamison Cup Finals have been canceled. All players will be given a refund for each event. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
2020 WPGA Brothers Topurnaments Postponed/Rescheduled
Updated July 30 at 12:15 PM
As a result of safety concerns, tomorrow's Brothers Tournament has been postponed until October 2nd. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
120th WPGA Amateur Championship Rescheduled
Updated July 28 at 10:30 AM
The 120th WPGA Amateur Championship has been rescheduled to August 24 & 25 at Allegheny Country Club. The Championship will be 18 holes each day with no cut. Please let Mac Wolfe, Director of Competitions, know of your intentions to play by Friday, August 14 at 5:00PM. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at Allegheny Country Club on August 24 & 25.
120th WPGA Amateur Championship Postponed
Updated July 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM
The Allegheny County Health Department has suspended gatherings (including sporting events) of more than 25 people, effective July 3, 2020. To comply with this order, the 120th West Penn Amateur Championship has been postponed from its current dates of July 6 & 7, 2020. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we are compelled to comply with the County's order. New dates will be communicated as soon as practical.
Updated June 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM
2020 Senior Series
Due to the shortened 2020 WPGA Competition Season, Senior Series #1 & #2 and Net Senior Series #1 & #2 have been cancelled. The 2020 Senior Series will be shortened to the following two events:
WPGA Senior Series and Net Senior Series at Nemacolin Country Club on August 25th
WPGA Senior Series and Net Senior Series at Hannastown Golf Club on September 21st
An overall Champion will still be crowned for the Senior Division, Super-Senior Division and Net Division at the conclusion of the shortened series.
100th WPGA Junior Championship
The 100th WPGA Junior Championship has been rescheduled for Monday, July 27th at Grove City Country Club
Registration is now open. To register, click here.
If you had previously been registered for a cancelled Senior Series event, you will be refunded the full amount. If you need to withdraw from the Junior Championship due to the date change or have any questions regarding the changes, feel free to contact Mac Wolfe.
Updated May 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM
117th WPGA Open Championship:
The 117th WPGA Open Championship has been rescheduled for August 4th & 5th at Shannopin Country Club. The Championship will be shortened to 36 holes with no cut. The field will be limited to 54 players. The list of Exempt Players has been extended to include players that finished in the Top 20 of the 2018 or 2019 WPGA Open Championship. Two qualifiers will be conducted on July 13th at Diamond Run Country Club and July 15th at Birdsfoot Golf Club. All players that have previously registered for a qualifier will still be registered for their respective qualifier.
79th WPGA Four-Ball Championship:
The WPGA Four-Ball Championship has been rescheduled for August 18th at Chartiers Country Club.
Updated May 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM
With the resumption of golf throughout Pennsylvania and many counties throughout our region moving to the “yellow phase”, the WPGA expects to begin the competition season in late June. Due to the late start to the season and the restrictions in place, changes will need to be made to the 2020 Competition Schedule. Please see the updates to the 2020 WPGA Competition Schedule below.
All championship and qualifying fields will be limited to 48 players except for the WPGA Amateur Championship and WPGA Open Championship. This field limit is subject to change based on COVID-19 safety guidelines. In the event that the registration fills up for an event, the WPGA reserves the right to choose the most representative field.
Senior Series #1 & Net Senior Series #1 at Diamond Run Golf Club:
The event originally scheduled for May 12th has been postponed.
120th WPGA Amateur Championship:
The 120th WPGA Amateur will be played as scheduled on July 6th & 7th at Allegheny Country Club. The Championship will be shortened to 36 holes with no cut. The field will be limited to 54 players. The list of exempt players has been extended to include players that finished in the Top 20 of the 2018 or 2019 WPGA Amateur Championship. Two qualifiers will be conducted on June 22nd at The Country Club of Meadville and June 25th at Hill Crest Country Club. All players have been removed from qualifying rounds for the Championship and will need to re-register. Those who had paid will be refunded.
66th Fred Brand Foursomes Championship & 25th Semple Century Foursomes Championship:
The WPGA Foursomes Championships have been rescheduled for July 20th at Longue Vue Club.
27th Spring Stroke Play Championship:
The 27th Spring Stroke Play Championship has been rescheduled for June 29th at Westmoreland Country Club. The championship will be shortened to 18 holes.
Senior Series #2 & Net Senior Series #2 at Latrobe Country Club:
The events originally scheduled for June 11th have been postponed.
117th WPGA Open Championship:
The 117th WPGA Open Championship originally scheduled for June 22nd-24th has been postponed. The list of Exempt Players has been extended to include players that finished in the Top 20 of the 2018 or 2019 WPGA Open Championship.
100th WPGA Junior Championship:
The 100th WPGA Junior Championship originally scheduled for June 15th has been postponed.
97th WPGA Father & Son Tournament & 9th WPGA Parent & Child Net Tournament:
Both tournaments originally scheduled for June 29th have been canceled for the 2020 season.
47th C.R. Miller Match Play & 3rd Girls’ Junior Match Play Invitationals:
Both championships originally scheduled for July 13th-14th have been canceled for the 2020 season.
61st WPGA Boys Championship:
The championship originally scheduled for July 15th has been canceled for the 2020 season.
If a competition is not listed above, the event will be played on its original date. If you had previously registered for an event but can no longer play due to the date change, contact the WPGA for a full refund. More information regarding the conduct of WPGA Competitions will follow in the coming weeks.
To view the full WPGA Competition Schedule, click here. Registration has reopened.
We will continue to monitor COVID-19 throughout the region. We thank you for your patience as we try to make the most beneficial decisions for all. Please reach out to the WPGA with any questions.
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Updated May 15, 2020 at 2:15 PM
An announcement regarding WPGA competitions and the 2020 season will be released Monday, May 18, at 11:00 AM.
Updated May 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM
With golf throughout Pennsylvania beginning on Friday, May 1st, the WPGA is hopeful our competition season can safely get underway soon. With that, some changes will need to be made to the 2020 Competition Schedule.
As of now, the follow competitions have been postponed:
May 12th: Senior Series #1
May 12th: Net Senior Series #1
May 18th: 66th WPGA Fred Brand Foursomes Championship
May 18th: 25th WPGA Semple Century Foursomes Championship
More information regarding other necessary schedule changes and the conduct of WPGA Competitions will follow in the coming weeks.
We will continue to monitor COVID-19 throughout the region. We thank you for your patience as we try to make the most beneficial decisions for all.
Updated April 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM
As of this afternoon, 4/9, all registration for WPGA Competitions has shifted to “pending" registration. This means players can continue to sign up as normal, however they will not be charged for entry fees until the WPGA is sure the championship or qualifier will be conducted. Pending registration will assure the player a spot in the field at the time of their sign-up.
The WPGA is closely monitoring COVID-19 and will continue to update everyone if changes need to be made to the current competition schedule. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Mac Wolfe, Director of Competitions • email.
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.