Penn-Trafford notebook: Alex Turowski wins at Diamond Run

Saturday, July 10, 2021 | 11:01 AM

Penn-Trafford graduate Alex Turowski has been battling a little midseason slump on the golf course.

He hasn’t been playing to his standards.

Turowski finished 73rd in a field of 156 at the Pennsylvania Golf Association’s Boys Championship at Hershey on June 29. He finished the two rounds at 15-over par 157.

His younger brother Nick placed 44th by shooting a 10-over par 152.

But Alex got back on track July 6 when he won the Tri-State Section PGA Isaly’s tournament at Diamond Run Golf Club. He shot a 3-over par 75 to win the 17-18 age division.

He won by three strokes as the trio of Michael Mahoney, Tobias Phillips-Matson and Kyle McClintock finished at 6-over. Turowski participated in the Tri-State Amateur at Hannastown Golf Club on July 8 and the Westmoreland County Amateur on July 10 and 11 at Hannastown.

Headed to Kentucky

Nick Turowski will represent the Tri-State Section PGA at the PGA Junior Boys Championship at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington, Ky.

The Penn-Trafford sophomore qualified along with Central Catholic’s Rocco Salvitti for the event June 9 at Fox Run Golf Course. Salvitti shot a 7-under par 137. Nick Turowski finished with a 3-under 141.

Carter Pitcairn of Pittsburgh, who finished third and was a first alternate, also will compete in the tournament.

Vecchio, Little honored

Seniors Chase Vecchio and Emma Little were finalists for the 65th annual Westmoreland County Scholar/Athlete Award at the banquet hosted by Judge John J. Driscoll at Ferrante’s Lakeview Lounge, Hempfield.

Vecchio was a standout football and basketball player. He had a 4.14 grade-point average and finished 68th of 330 in his class. He will attend Penn State.

Little was an outstanding softball player and one of the top scorers on the Penn-Trafford field hockey team. She had a grade-point average of 4.1093 and ranked 75th of 330 in her class. She will attend Bloomsburg University.

Paul Schofield is a TribLive reporter covering high school and college sports and local golf. He joined the Trib in 1995 after spending 15 years at the Daily Courier in Connellsville, where he served as sports editor for 14 years. He can be reached at


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