Next year’s West Penn Amateur and West Penn Open, the two competitions that resulted in the Association’s being established in 1899, have different dates but top notch sites.
The Amateur will be played July 5-6 at Sewickley Heights GC. The championship was last played there in 1983 when Marshall Marraccini prevailed over Ed Vietmeier and Rocco Mediate. Marraccini’s total of 228–76-76-76, is the highest score to win the Amateur in recent times. The Amateur is exchanging dates in 2010 with the Frank Fuhrer Invitational.
The Open is scheduled for St. Clair CC, August 23-24. Last contested at the club in 1986, the winner was Frank Fuhrer, III.
The Amateur will have its usual set of four qualifying rounds, and qualifying will also be scheduled for the Open.