WPIAL golf championship returning to Oakmont

Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 6:30 PM

The WPIAL Class AAA boys golf championship is coming back to storied Oakmont Country Club.

Top players will take on the fast greens and demanding bunkers for the district title on Oct. 2, WPIAL Golf Steering Committee chairman Jim Croushore said.

The WPIAL tournament was played at Oakmont in 2016, just three months after the course hosted its record ninth U.S. Open.

“The WPIAL Golf Committee is appreciative of the invitation from the membership of Oakmont Country Club, allowing us the opportunity to hold our championship at one of the greatest golf courses in the world,” Croushore said.

In 2016, with the famed layout somewhat soft and gettable, Fox Chapel sophomore Gregor Meyer won the WPIAL title with a 1-under-par 70.

Oakmont had not previously hosted the high school finals since the late 1980's.

Once again, Oakmont will not permit practice rounds for non-members.

The WPIAL boys semifinals will be a week before the finals at Hannastown Golf Club and Youghiogheny Country Club.

The boys Class AA championship will be played at Allegheny Country Club. The girls Class AAA and AA finals will be at Diamond Run Golf Club.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at bbeckner@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

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