Golf

Katie Miller Gee (right) poses with the trophy after winning the PA Women’s Golf Association Mid-Amateur alongside Pat Hughes Gelardi, a member of the association’s executive committee.
Hempfield golf coach Katie Miller Gee playing through pregnancy
August 8, 2021
Balance rarely has been an issue for Katie Miller Gee.

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Central Catholic’s Rocco Salvitti watches a tee shot during the 2019 PIAA West Region golf championship.
Salvitti survives crazy round to win AJGA Southpointe Tournament
August 5, 2021
Rocco Salvitti’s final round at the American Junior Golf Association’s Southpointe Tournament on Thursday could only be simply described as crazy.

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Central Catholic’s Rocco Salvitti watches a tee shot at the 2020 WPIAL tournament.
Central Catholic’s Rocco Salvitti still in the hunt at AJGA Southpointe tournament
August 4, 2021
Canonsburg’s Rocco Salvitti is one of the top golfers in the WPIAL.

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Canonsburg’s Rocco Salvitti hits a shot on No. 18 at the AJGA Southpointe Tournament on Thursday.
Salvitti a shot back after Day 1 of the AJGA Southpointe tournament
August 3, 2021
Central Catholic junior Rocco Salvitti knows Southpointe Golf Club well. Being from Canonsburg, Salvitti has played the course numerous times.

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Nick Turowski puts on the 16th green during the Westmoreland County Junior Amateur golf tournament Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Latrobe Country Club.
Penn-Trafford’s Nick Turowski among local golfers set to test their skills at AJGA Junior Tournament
August 2, 2021
Nick Turowski has big aspirations.

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Penn-Trafford’s Alex Turowski watches his tee shot on Hole 14 during the PIAA West Region golf championship Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Tom’s Run Golf Course.
Penn-Trafford’s Turowski wins season-ending golf tournament
July 30, 2021
Alex Turowski ended his high school career with a victory.

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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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