Golf

Plum rising freshman Wes Lorish follows his tee shot on the driving range July 20, 2021, at Willowbrook Golf Club.
Plum teen enjoying winning summer on links
July 21, 2021
Wes Lorish kicked off his summer of golf in winning fashion.

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The clubhouse at Longue Vue Country Club in Verona as photographed Friday, July 16, 2021.
‘Hidden gem’ Longue Vue Club gears up to co-host U.S. Amateur
July 17, 2021
Nestled high above the Allegheny River Valley in Verona and on the border of Penn Hills is a challenging golf course that is relatively unknown.

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Alex Turowski tees off at last year’s Westmoreland County Junior Amateur golf tournament at Latrobe Country Club.
Penn-Trafford notebook: Alex Turowski wins at Diamond Run
July 10, 2021
Penn-Trafford graduate Alex Turowski has been battling a little midseason slump on the golf course.

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Hampton graduate Ben Huber, who graduated from Carnegie Mellon in May, played last month in the nation’s toughest U.S. Open qualifier in a field that included four former PGA Tour major champions.
Hampton grad competes at U.S. Open qualifier, NCAA tournament in golf season to remember
July 3, 2021
Hampton graduate Ben Huber this spring was part of the best golf team in Carnegie Mellon history and struggled to an 80th-place finish at an event in Columbus, Ohio.

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Weston Warden won the WPGA Junior Championship on June 22, 2021, at Willowbrook Country Club with a bogey on first playoff hole.
Shady Side Academy’s Warden captures WPGA Junior title in a playoff
June 22, 2021
It wasn’t the way Weston Warden would have preferred to win the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association’s 101st Junior Championship Tuesday, but he’ll take it.

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Nicholas Turowski puts on the 16th green during the Westmoreland County Junior Amateur golf tournament Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Latrobe Country Club.
Junior tournaments allow Penn-Trafford’s Nicholas Turowski to work on short game
June 13, 2021
Nicholas Turowski hopes to have his driver’s licenses in a year.

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Katie Miller won three PIAA titles and a WPIAL championship while attending Hempfield.
Hempfield adds girls golf program
February 22, 2021
Katie Miller won three PIAA titles and a WPIAL girls golf championship during her career at Hempfield .

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Caroline McConnell (center) poses with her South Fayette teammates after a runner-up finish at the WPIAL team tournament.
South Fayette golfer emerging as one of WPIAL’s top players
November 1, 2020
Summer camp is usually a time for kids to do some hiking, swimming, biking and perhaps create a craft or two.

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The Franklin Regional golf team celebrates after Zach Abdallah made his putt on No. 18 during the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championship Oct. 15, 2020, at Cedarbrook Golf Club.
Westmoreland high school notebook: PIAA playoffs beckon for trio of teams
October 25, 2020
A trio of WPIAL championship teams from Westmoreland County will compete this week for state titles.

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Franklin Regional’s Brooke Horvath plays against Penn-Trafford Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 at Murrysville Golf Club.
Franklin Regional golfer Brooke Horvath finished senior season on high note
The Franklin Regional girls golf team won its first section title in 13 seasons and senior Brooke Horvath was one of the reasons the team went 10-1 and played in the WPIAL Class AAA team championship.

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Hampton’s Arianna Erka competes in a match during the 2020 season.
Pair of birdies highlight Oakmont experience for Hampton’s Arianna Erka
There was a time when back-to-back triple bogeys at the WPIAL golf championships would have ruined Arianna Erka.

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Sewickley Academy’s Joey Mucci (center) fist bumps Derry’s Ashton Beighley and Quaker Valley’s John Main after completing their round during the WPIAL Class AA boys golf championship Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Cedarbrook Golf Club.
Learning from losses leads Sewickley Academy to 8th straight WPIAL boys golf title
Throughout the 2020 golf season, the Sewickley Academy boys golf team went through adversity.

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Norwin’s Sal Cerilli watches his putt on No. 18 during the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championship on Oct. 15, 2020, at Cedarbrook Golf Club.
Norwin golfers relish 1st trip to WPIAL championship
As Sal Cerilli walked up the 18th fairway on the Gold course at Cedarbrook, he felt a sense of finality kick in.

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The Franklin Regional boys golf team strikes a pose with the championship trophy after winning the WPIAL Class AAA team final on, Oct. 15, 2020, at Cedarbrook Golf Club.
Team effort helped Franklin Regional secure 1st WPIAL golf title
A statistics teacher who doubles as the boys golf coach at Franklin Regional, Jeff Traphagen often looks at life through numbers.

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Franklin Regional’s Chuck Tragesser lines up his putt on No. 18 during the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championship Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Cedarbrook Golf Club.
Franklin Regional’s Tragesser finishes 2nd at PIAA golf championship
October 20, 2020
Franklin Regional senior Chuck Tragesser ended his high school individual golf career by finishing second at the PIAA Class AAA championship Tuesday at Heritage Hills Golf Resort.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Meghan Zambruno lines up a putt at the WPIAL tournament.
WPIAL has numerous place winners, no champions at Class AA state golf tournament
October 19, 2020
Rockwood senior Vileska Gelpi lost the PIAA Class A girls individual championship in a playoff in 2019.

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Penn Hills sophomore Lucy Brayton hits out of a green-side bunker on No. 8 during the WPIAL Class AAA girls golf championship on Oct. 8, 2020, at Oakmont Country Club.
Penn Hills golfer learns lessons on Oakmont’s fabled greens
October 18, 2020
Every young golfer’s dream in Western Pennsylvania is to play a round of golf at Oakmont Country Club. Penn Hills sophomore Lucy Brayton had that opportunity as she competed in the WPIAL Class AAA Girls Individual Championship on Oct. 8.

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South Fayette’s Caroline McConnell watches her putt on No. 18 
at Oakmont Country Club on Oct. 8 during the WPIAL Class AAA 
girls golf championships.
South Fayette junior golfer stares down Oakmont, takes home silver
With the district golf and girls tennis postseason winding down, no area teams and only one area golfer is moving on to the PIAA state championships.

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Logan Divald helped Norwin boys golf reach the WPIAL Class AAA championships this year.
Norwin notebook: Trip to WPIAL finals a 1st for Knights golfers
October 17, 2020
Norwin switched home courses for boys golf this fall.

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Franklin Regional’s Brooke Horvath plays against Penn-Trafford Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 at Murrysville Golf Club.
Franklin Regional golfers savor WPIAL championship round at Oakmont
Brooke Horvath and Caroline Tragesser have played numerous rounds of golf together at various courses.

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