Sean Knapp set a consecutive Player of the Year standard nearly a decade ago when we was honored nine straight seasons, 1994-2002. In 2004 he shared the award with Greensburg’s Arnold Cutrell. By accumulating just over 700 points, Knapp won his tenth award outright, outdistancing Nathan Smith by over 300 points, the 2010 USGA Mid-Amateur champion and Player of the Decade.
Knapp’s outstanding season included victories in the WPGA Mid-Amateur and Pennsylvania Public Links Championship, plus a semi-finalist showing in the USGA Mid-Amateur championship. He was runner-up in the West Penn Amateur at Sewickley Heights to Smith, and played in four USGA national championships. In addition to the Mid-Am, Knapp qualified for the Public Links, where he lost in the first round, and the Amateur. He also advanced through Open Local. In his loss at the Amateur Public Links, Knapp was six under par.