Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh, tied 7th, and Robert Rohanna, Waynesburg, tied 9th, led four area players in the Northeast Amateur at Wannamoisett CC, Rumford, Rhode Island, June 24-27. Smith shot 66-68-68-60–272, and Rohanna was a stroke behind with 70-64-65-74. Also competing in the strong field were Sean Knapp, Oakmont, tied for 43rd, and Mike VanSickle, Wexford, tied for 61st. The winner was Dan Woltman, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, with 70-64-67-64–265, a new tournament record.
Smith has won the West Penn Amateur in both 2007 and 2008, his 2007 win in a playoff with VanSickle at Sunnehanna.