2022 WPGA Championship Schedule Preview
By WPGA • March 31, 2022
The 2022 WPGA Championship Schedule boasts a multitude of highly competitive events which are thrilling to be a part of. Played at some of the finest golf courses in the area, these Championships highlight the uniqueness of western Pennsylvania golf; picturesque scenes, uneven lies, and dramatic changes in elevation.
The Club at Nevillewood will host the 119th WPGA Open Championship, June 20th through June 22nd.
In order to make it through to Nevillewood for the Championship, players will compete in one of two qualifying rounds if not exempt; the first taking place at Birdsfoot Golf Club on May 24th and the second being played at Diamond Run Golf Club on June 7th. These qualifying rounds will narrow down the field of competition from over 150 golfers to 78 golfers.
Gregor Meyer is the defending champion of this event (hosted at Westmoreland Country Club), posting scores of 68-68-69--205 for the competition. He finished at -7, edging out both Palmer Jackson and Mark Goetz by a single stroke.
Following the 119th WPGA Open Championship is the 122nd WPGA Amateur Championship. Hosted by Butler Country Club July 18th and 19th , with a player field of over 200 golfers, this event is highly competitive and will require each golfer to dig deep in order to find success here.
There are four qualifying events for the Amateur Championship; May 25th at The Country Club of Meadville, June 2nd at Latrobe Elks Lodge Golf Club, June 9th at Windber Country Club, and finally on June 28th at Montour Heights Country Club. These events will narrow the field of around 200 golfers to a championship field of 78 golfers including exempt players.
Tanner Johnson looks to defend his title as Amateur Champion. At the 121st WPGA Amateur Championship, he posted scores of 69, 68, and 71 for a three-round score of 208 (-5). Just behind him and finishing second was Matthew Mattioli with a score of 209 (-4) and finishing third was Jimmy Ellis with a score of 210 (-3).
Sara Klinchock was victorious at the 14th WPGA Women’s Amateur Championship played at Ligonier Country Club. With a score of 78, she finished four strokes ahead of Christina Lewis, who posted a score of 82.
Allegheny Country Club will host over 50 golfers for the 15th WPGA Women’s Amateur Championship on July 20th and 21st. With no qualifying rounds and two days of play, the path to victory is wide open for all competitors in the event. The Senior Women's Amateur Championships will be 18-holes on July 20.
Among these Championships on the WPGA schedule are multiple Senior Series, Match Play, and Junior events spanning from early-May to mid-October. With over 40 scheduled events, the WPGA expects to showcase competitive Western Pennsylvania golf to competing players and fans of the game alike.
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.