For the second year the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association has named Easton Renwick of Punxsutawney Junior Player of the Year. The award was presented at the Annual Fall Players Dinner last night at Hill Crest Country Club. Renwick also won the award in 2008.
Renwick defended his title in the C.R. Miller Match Play Invitational with a victory over Darren Simons of St. Marys on the 20th hole. He joins Justin Smith (1998, 1999), a standout on the 2002 University of Minnesota NCAA Championship team, as the only golfers to win two C.R. Miller titles. He also finished second in the Junior Championship, fifth in the PA Junior Championship, and qualified for the USGA Junior Amateur Championship held at Trump National Golf Club.
Garrett Browning of Coraopolis finished second on the Honor Roll. He qualified for the PGA Junior Championship by winning sectional qualifying, finished second in the Junior Championship, second in the Boys Championship, and was tied for fourth in sectional qualifying for the USGA Junior.
Third on the points list was Simons. He won a rain-delayed playoff over Browning and Renwick to win the Association’s Junior Championship and was runner-up in the C.R. Miller.
Corey Wagner of Glenshaw finished fourth. A semi-finalist in the C.R. Miller, he also finished tied for third in the PA Junior and seventh in the Junior Championship.
Completing the Honor Roll was Luke Miller of Venetia. He won the 13 and Under Divisions in both the Boys Championship and the PA Junior Championship.
Honorable mentions were awarded to a pair from Erie. Zachary Bird made the semi-finals of the C.R. Miller and was first alternate from sectional qualifying in the USGA Junior. Austin Romeo earned medalist honors in sectional qualifying for the USGA Junior and won the Amateur Championship conducted by the Erie District Golf Association.
Renwick, Browning, Simons, and Ryan Prokay of Grove City represented the Association on the Frank B. Fuhrer Team in the Williamson Cup Matches conducted at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.