W. Penn. Spring Stroke Play: Nathan Smith wins by two
Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 2, 2016) - Nathan Smith, one of the top mid-amateur players in the country won today's Western Pennsylvania Spring Stroke Play. Smith finished 3-under-par and was victorious by two over Zachary Ford.

In the one day 36-hole event Smith who has the won the U.S. Mid-Amateur a record four-times fired rounds of 70-71 at St. Clair Country Club. Smith carded only three bogey's on the day while birdieing six holes, including four during the first round.

Ford (-1) was alone in second place and Darin Kowalski (E) was third. Rick Stimmel (+1) and Sean Knapp (+4) rounded out the top-five finishing fourth and fifth.

ABOUT THE WPGA Spring Stroke Play

The competition began in 1994 and marks the beginning of the championship season. The competition began as an invitational for Member Club champions, winners of Association championships and other players of note are invited. Since then it has evolved into a full field open competition with club champions of WPGA Member Clubs having exempt status to the field. The trophy is named for Jack Benson, South Hills, who won six West Penn Amateurs between 1934 & 1954.

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