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Hempfield's Katie Miller, Plum's Sean Knapp honored

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Oakmont resident Sean Knapp hoists the USGA Senior Amateur trophy Aug. 31, 2017, at Minikahda Golf Club in Minneapolis, Minn.
Oakmont resident Sean Knapp hoists the USGA Senior Amateur trophy Aug. 31, 2017, at Minikahda Golf Club in Minneapolis, Minn.

The names Katie Miller and Sean Knapp are well known in local golf circles.

But they have been recognized on a worldwide scale for their productive seasons on the competitive amateur circuit.

Miller, a Hempfield graduate and Jeannette native, and Knapp, a Plum grad from Oakmont, were named to Global Golf Post All-Am Team.

Miller, 32, won the Pennsylvania Amateur for the third time, made the USGA State Team and was co-medalist at the U.S. Women's Mid-Am.

Knapp, 55, won the U.S. Senior Amateur in his 42nd USGA appearance. He also won the Sunnehanna Senior Invitational and Tri-State Open.

The Senior Am win came with benefits, including a 10-year exemption in the U.S. Senior Amateur, a two-year exemption in the U.S. Senior Open, the Mid-Am for three years, the U.S. Senior Open for two years and a spot in the 2018 U.S. Open sectional round.

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