The 5th green at The Country Club of Meadville, host the 2021 WPGA Senior Amateur Championships

Cutrell lead Senior, Paris leads Super-Senior after round one
By Mike Dudurich • October 12, 2021

Mike is a freelance writer and host of The Golf Show on 93.7 The Fan Saturday mornings from 7-8 AM. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeDudurich.

MEADVILLE – There are many times when a golf tournament is described as “senior” anything. It’d judged as something not quite as important as those for non-senior players. It’s a foolish judgement and the senior and super-senior players prove each year how foolish those ideas area.

Monday and Tuesday of this week, the West Penn Golf Association’s 90th Mid-Amateur Seniors and Super-Seniors put their games on display at the Country Club of Meadville with really nice success.

Three old friends find themselves at the top of Senior event, with Arnie Cutrell’s 70, carrying a one-shot lead over Sean Knapp and a two-shot lead over Edward Podufal.

Ten minutes before that trio tees off, Bob Crnjarich (73), Paul Banjor (74) and Michael Capotis (75) will be trying to catch the final group.

“These guys can play,” Knapp said. “There were several guys who qualified and when we saw the tee times, agreed, And whoever is in the middle of The Pack, they’re going to have play hard and hope they can catch a couple breaks."

The West Penn Golf Association has been 36 holes of championship holes for many years and the biggest change in to the event has been that golfers age 65 and older may choose to compete in either the Senior Amateur Championship or the Super-Senior event.

The Senior is open to amateur golfers who have reached their 55th birthday by Oct.11,2021 with a handicap index not exceeding 12.4 strokes.

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.