Green Oaks Country Club, host of the first qualifier for the WPGA Amateur Championship in 2024.

First of three WPGA Amateur Qualifiers on deck
By Josh Rowntree, Director of Communications  • May 14, 2024

VERONA — The first of three WPGA Amateur Championship preliminary qualifying events is set for Wednesday at Green Oaks Country Club, as golfers from around the region begin their quest to win the William C. Fownes, Jr. Trophy.

The WPGA Amateur Qualifiers are single day, 18-hole stroke play competitions. Three qualifying events will take place, with competitions to follow on May 22 (The Country Club of Meadville) and June 5 (The Latrobe Elks Golf Club).

The field will be competing for the top 18 spots in order to qualify for the WPGA Amateur Championship. Two alternate spots will be claimed, as well.

Entries into the Amateur Qualifying events are open to amateur golfers with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 6.4 strokes as follows:

A. Amateur golfers that are affiliated with a WPGA Member Club as of April 1, 2024 and who have had a Handicap Index® issued by a WPGA Member Club for three (3) years, or

B. Amateur golfers residing within 50 miles of the WPGA's jurisdiction as of April 1, 2024 and who have a Handicap Index® issued by a WPGA Member Club with a minimum of five (5) rounds in the preceding twelve months posted at the WPGA club issuing the WPGA handicap index.

Players without a Handicap Index® issued by a club licensed by the WPGA will be directed to an existing WPGA Member Club or an Association-sponsored Type 3 Golf Club.

The Amateur Championship, which will take place June 17-18 at Chartiers Country Club, is a two-day, 54-hole competition to determine the region’s top amateur player.

Exemptions into the Amateur Championship, as selected by the WPGA Championship Committee are J.F. Aber, Ian Bangor, David Brown, Tyler Cozad, J.W. Cunningham, Amani Dambrosio, Sean Edgar, Kevin Fajt, Ryan Ferry, Justin Griffith, Tanner Grzegorczyk, Griffin Hansberry, Matt Holuta, Tanner Johnson, Trent Karlik, Darin Kowalski, Sean Knapp, Austin Lemieux, Kevin Locante, Gregor Meyer, Jimmy Meyers, Tim Novic, Kevin O'Brien, Brady Pevarnik, Nathan Piatt, Jon Pratkanis, Rocco Salvitti, Adam Scuilli, Neal Shipley, Nathan Smith, Nick Sorkin, Rick Stimmel, Sean Sweithelm, Dan Thompson, Trevor Todd, Alex Turowski, Nicholas Turowski, Jack Urban, Mike Wolfe, Michael Wareham.

For more information on WPGA Amateur Qualifying events, please click here.

Click here (GGID: 24WPGAAMQ) for the Live Leaderboard.

For media inquiries, please contact WPGA Director of Communications Josh Rowntree.

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 nearly 37,000 members. The WPGA conducts 14 individual competitions and 10 team events, and administers the WPGA Scholarship Fund and Western Pennsylvania Golf Hall of Fame.