Named in honor of Thomas Jamison, a long-time member of Oakmont Country Club and the founder of Hannastown Golf Club, the Jamison Cup is an Inter-Club Championship contested annually among WPGA member club teams. Inter-Club competition has been a central part of Western Pennsylvania Golf Association history since the early 1900’s.
Jamison Cup teams consist of five players from WPGA Member Clubs. The championship is college format, with the best four scores of five counting for each round. The Old Course at Bedford Springs Resort once again provided the venue for the 2012 Jamison Cup, with ten clubs bringing teams to the competition.
Due to heavy fog in the morning the tee times were delayed for about an hour, putting in doubt the ability for teams to complete the entire 36 holes. Following the morning the morning round the Committee decided to stipulate that the competition be 27 holes due to the ability of the final groups not having enough time to complete their round due to darkness. When the first 18 holes concluded it appeared to be a two team showdown between defending champion, Diamond Run Golf Club and Greensburg Country Club. Both clubs brought strong teams with Chad Rittle (Diamond Run) posting a four under 68 in the morning to lead the competition. Heading to the afternoon nine holes Greensburg CC (290) held a two shot advantage over Diamond Run GC (292), with Ronald DeNunzio & Nic Milito leading the way for Greensburg with scores of 70 and 71 respectively. In the afternoon round Greensburg turned it on to seal the victory posting four scores totaling four under par to best Diamond Run by nine strokes. All five Greensburg teammates finished in the top ten individually with Ronald DeNunzio leading the way as Runner-Up with a 107.
David Brown of St. Clair Country Club took Medalist honors with a 27 hole score of 71-34—105, four under par for the day.
Final Team Results, 27 Holes
Rank Gross Scores
1 Greensburg CC (-2) 290-144—434
2 Diamond Run GC (+7) 292-151—443
3 Sunnehanna CC (+23) 308-151—459
4 Sewickley Heights GC (+27) 311-152—463
5 St. Clair CC (+29) 308-157—465
6 Edgewood CC (+32) 315-153—468
T7 Butler CC (+35) 316-155—471
T7 Chartiers CC (+35) 310-161—471
T9 Oakmont CC (+48) 320-164—484
T9 Seven Oaks CC (+48) 324-160—484