W.C. Fownes, Jr. was the quintessential amateur golfer who led by example and whose good influence – personal and institutional – was extensive. W.C. Fownes’ major golf credits include being a Pennsylvania Amateur and U.S. Amateur Champion, Walker Cup organizer, player and team captain, and USGA president.
The William C. Fownes, Jr. Amateur Player of the Year Award is given to the player that exemplifies the highest standards of excellence on the golf course in skill, sportsmanship, and etiquette in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Golf Association has named Sean Knapp the 2010 recipient of the WC Fownes, Jr. Amateur Player of the Year award. Paul Schlachter has been named the 2010 Senior Player of the Year.
Congratulations to Sean and Paul on a phenomenal year of golf!