Top stars missing from Westmoreland County Amateur golf tournament | TribLIVE.com
Other Local

Top stars missing from Westmoreland County Amateur golf tournament

Paul Schofield
1401126_web1_GolfCourseBall

The annual Westmoreland County Amateur golf tournament is this weekend, and it is devoid of some of the young talent.

Missing from the field at Totteridge Golf Course near Crabtree is returning champion Brady Pevarnik of Latrobe and Palmer Jackson of Murrysville.

Pevarnik isn’t playing because he will be competing in the West Penn Open beginning Tuesday, and Jackson, who tied for second in the West Penn Amateur, is participating in the USGA Junior Amateur on Monday at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, and then Junior Boys PGA Championship on July 30 at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford, Conn.

Jackson shot 5-under-par 139 to win the Junior Boys PGA Championship qualifier. He shot 2-under 70 during his first 18 holes and 3-under 69 on his second 18.

While Pevarnik and Jackson are missing from the field, there are still numerous top golfers.

Making his first appearance is Oakmont native and Hannastown Golf Club member Sean Knapp, who joined the club because of top young talent he could face.

“You can always find a good game there,” Knapp said. “I’m looking forward to the tournament.”

Greensburg’s Mark Goetz, who tied for second with Jackson at the West Penn Amateur, still is deciding if he is going to enter.

Also entered in the tournament are Kevin Fajt, Arnie Cutrell, Brandon Antus, Vince Zachetti, Brian Fajt and Westmoreland Junior champion Sam Napper.

The tournament begins 11 a.m. on Saturday, and the final round is noon on Sunday.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: Sports | Other Local
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.