The Rohanna cousins, Robert and Rachel, headline August for area golfers. Robert, 24, won the 94th Pennsylvania Open at Applebrook GC, Malvern, with 67-63-71–201, a three stroke margin over Blaine Peffley, Lebanon. It was the first professional victory for the former Penn State standout. Meanwhile, Rachel, soon to start her sophomore year at Ohio State, shot 65-73–138, to share medalist honors at the USGA Women’s Amateur, Charlotte, NC. She won her first match, then lost in the second round.
The duo share another honor, the Frank Fuhrer, III. Award, given each year to the area’s outstanding collegiate golfer. Robert was honored in 2005-06 and 2006-07, sharing the award with Mike VanSickle in 06-07. Rachel was similarly honored for the 2009-10 season, sharing the award with John Popeck, Maryland.