The Association received word of the passing of two prominent area golfers in November. One was a highly respected physician with junior golf among her interests; the other was a top notch junior golfer on his way to a career in medicine.
Cameron Peterson, Grove City, passed away on November 1 at age 23. In high school he was an outstanding golfer and swimmer. He competed in many WPGA junior championships, other area competitions, and a national junior schedule. In 2006 he won the Hudson Junior Invitational in Ohio, a nationally prominent competition, plus many other junior tournaments. After graduating from Grove City HS in 2007, Peterson attended Florida Southern in Lakeland, where Greensburg’s Rocco Mediate first made his mark. Peterson was there for two years on a golf scholarship.He then transferred to the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated last spring with a degree in molecular biology and chemistry. He was scheduled to attend medical school next Fall.
Ann Buck, MD, McKeesport, died on November 21 at age 81. She was a highly respected radiologist and a fine golfer, winning the women’s club championship at Youghiogheny CC twice. Her obituary describes her as “dynamic and incredibly organized.” She was educated at McKeesport HS, Bucknell University, and medical school at what is now Drexel University near Philadelpia. Her medical practice was the twelfth in the nation certified in mammography. Dr. Buck was also on the staff at Magee Women’s Hospital and a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. Her late husband, Rudy, was also a physician, as are her son and daughter. She was very involved in junior and women’s golf, serving as President of both the Women’s Golf Association of Western Pennsylvania, 1976-77, and Pennsylvania State Women’s Golf Association, 1980-82. Dr. Buck also was a member of the USGA’s Women’s Committee, 1984-89.