Depleted WPGA team challenges Tri-State

With six of the Association’s top ten players unavailable, three at the USGA State Team Championship, Nathan Smith, Sean Knapp, and Artie Fink, and three more in college, John Popeck, Matt Mott, and Anthony DeGol, the WPGA team challenged the Tri-State PGA in the Palmer Cup at Latrobe CC, losing 10-7. Six matches went to the 18th hole with the Tri-State and WPGA each wining two, with two more being halved.

Leading the WPGA with wins in both singles and foursomes were William Smith and Jeff Dyer, while David DeNunzio recorded a singles win and a foursomes half. Top winners for the Tri-State PGA were Ryan Sikora, Kevin Shields, and Toni Traci, who swept their matches.

Rain delayed play around noon, and the afternoon team matches were changed from Four-Ball to Foursomes so the competition could be finished before darkness prevailed. The senior teams, age 50-54 and 55 and above, played Four-Ball matches.

This is the third straight year of close competition as the Association has tied, won, and lost, 2008-10, with the overall point total–Tri-State PGA–26 1/2; WPGA–24 1/2.

On hand for most of the day was host Arnold Palmer.

Final Results


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