Amateurs win third straight Western Pennsylvania Palmer Cup
WPGA after winning third straight Palmer Cup <br>(WPGA Photo)
WPGA after winning third straight Palmer Cup
(WPGA Photo)

LATROBE, PA (September 22, 2016) -- The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association took a big lead in the morning singles and then held on to win their third consecutive Western Pennsylvania Palmer Cup. Playing at Latrobe Country Club the Tri-State PGA made a late charge during the afternoon four-balls but came up just short, falling 10-7.

The 36-hole day started with 10 singles matches and it was the WPGA dominating the session, claiming it 7.5-2.5. Wins for the WPGA were recorded by Dan Thompson, David Brown, Nathan Smith, Kevin Fajt, Rick Stimmelm, Jimmy Ellis and Erik Bertrand.

In the afternoon four-balls the WPGA won the first two matches and halved the third before the Tri-State PGA tightened up the proceedings by winning the last four matches. The Tri-State PGA won the session 4.5-2.5 but it was to little to late.

For the WPGA the winning four-ball teams were comprised of Jimmy Ellis and Chad Warmbein; David Brown and Ralph Litrenta.

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ABOUT THE Palmer Cup Matches

Each September the Association's finest amateurs take on their fellow Tri-State Section, PGA of America professionals in the Palmer Cup Matches at Latrobe Country Club. The Frank B. Fuhrer, Jr. Team that participates in the Palmer Cup consists of ten amateurs and four senior amateurs. Once a competitor for the Tri-State Section, Mr. Arnold Palmer now takes in the competition as the host of the event. The competition is thirty-six holes of match play with individual matches in the morning and four-ball in the afternoon.

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