The 17th green at The Country Club in Meadville.

Second WPGA Amateur Qualifier ready in Meadville
By Jennifer Todd, P.J. Boatwright Intern • May 20, 2024

MEADVILLE – The battle begins again. The second of three WPGA Amateur Qualifying Rounds will take place on Wednesday at The Country Club of Meadville.

Last Wednesday, golfers fought for their spot in the top 18 at Green Oaks Country Club. Hunter Swidzinski, a high school senior at Butler, took first place with a score of 69, 2-under par.

Golfers this week work towards what Swidzinski and 17 other qualifiers accomplished last week.

This week’s field consists of 44 golfers, of which 13 will qualify for the WPGA Amateur Championship. Additionally, two alternate spots will be up for grabs. Last week’s event ended with a playoff to determine the alternate spots.

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.

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

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

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.