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Western Pennsylvania Amateur Golf Championship
June 20 - 21 2016
Bedford, PA

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Bedford Springs Resort
2138 Business 220
Bedford, PA  15522-2026
phone: (814) 624-5637 or (866) 623-8130
url: www.bedfordspringsresort.com

Tournament Overview

Started in 1899 and played all but two years, 1917-18, during World War I, the West Penn Amateur is one of the oldest regional championships in the country. The 54-hole tournament starts with a field of 78 playing 36 holes the first day, with a cut to the low 32 and ties (or within seven shots of the lead) for the second day. 18 holes of stroke play qualifying held at multiple sites for non- exempt players prior to the championship.

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Started in 1899 and played all but two years, 1917-18, during World War I, the West Penn Amateur is one of the oldest regional championships in the country. Winners include four USGA champions—Eben Byers, Allegheny, (Amateur), William C. Fownes, Oakmont, (Amateur), Carl Kauffmann, Schenley Park (Amateur Public Links), and Arnold Palmer, Latrobe (Amateur, Open, Senior Open). Since 1995, the Amateur has used preliminary qualifying rounds and 54-holes at the championship site. The most frequent winners are Fownes, eight, Sean Knapp, Saint Jude, 7, and Jack Benson, South Hills, 6, Byers, 6, and Palmer 5. In 2006, William Miller became the second player to win the championship as a junior. The other was Arnold Palmer. Miller's 36-hole score of 68-62--130 at Fox Chapel Golf Club, the second round setting the course record and breaking the championship record.

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