Latrobe Elks Golf Club, host of the final WPGA Amateur Championship qualifying round.

Latrobe Elks set for final WPGA Amateur qualifying round
By Jennifer Todd, P.J. Boatwright Intern • May 20, 2024

LATROBE – The 124th WPGA Amateur Championship qualifying rounds end Wednesday at Latrobe Elks Golf Club. Over the past month, golfers from around the region have competed for spots in one of the region’s top amateur competitions.

Starting on May 15th at Green Oaks Country Club, 18 golfers qualified for the Amateur Championship, while two alternate spots were earned. Hunter Swidzinski, a high school senior from Butler, took the qualifying round over 65 other golfers by shooting a 69, 2-under par.

On May 22nd, the qualifier took its turn at Meadville. Matt Gurska and Evan Rowane both shot an even par 72, tying for first place. They and 11 other golfers from the Meadville competition can successfully say they are attending the WPGA Amateur Championship.

This week, contenders make way in their qualifying chances at Latrobe Elks Golf Club. 19 players and two alternates will be taken out of a field of 69 competitors.

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.

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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.