Greensburg native wins Westmoreland County Senior Amateur
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Bob Allshouse plays in a lot of amateur golf events across the state.
But the 62-year-old Greensburg native always makes sure he enters the local events.
“To me, there is something special about playing in the Westmoreland County events,” Allshouse said after winning the 25th annual Westmoreland County Senior Amateur on Friday at Latrobe Elks Golf Club. “I try to play in all my hometown events.
“To win this is significant. It's one of the goals I make every year. I don't know how many more wins I have in my career.”
This was the third time Allshouse has claimed a county title. He also won in 2002 and 2009.
Allshouse shot a 4-over-par 112 in the 27-hole event. Blairsville's Bernie DiLoreto finished second with at 5-over and Lower Burrell's John Jones was third with a 6-over.
Bob Himler was fourth with a 115 while Kevin Firment, Jerry DeFloria, Mike McGuire, Ed Elliott and Joe Corsi tied for fifth at 116.
Allshouse shot a 2-over 74 during the morning 18-hole round thanks to a strong finish, which included three birdies on the back nine. He led by a shot over Firment and Elliott and two strokes over DiLoreto and Jones.
“I should have been happy with the lead, but the bogey on No. 18 left me wanting more,” Allshouse said. “I've been playing well all summer, but I wasn't putting consistently. I made some putts (Friday).”
Allshouse started the final nine holes badly. He bogeyed four of the first five holes and fell two shots behind the charging DiLoreto.
But a gamble on No. 15 paid off. He hit a 3-wood from 270 yards on the par 5 and got up and down for birdie to slice the lead to one. He then got a par on No. 16 when DiLoreto bogeyed to even the match.
“I didn't feel like a contender to start the final nine and I knew I had to make something happen because Bernie was played extremely well,” Allshouse said.
Allshouse's good fortunes continued on No. 17, a short par 4 downhill. He chipped to within 12 feet and made another birdie to go up a shot. “There are a lot of good golfers in the county,” Allshouse said. “We're all friends and many of us play in state and national events. It was great to see such a great turnout.”
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