May 3—Diamond Run golfer Rick Stimmel opened the 2021 local season by winning the Pennsylvania Golf Association's 80th Dressler Memorial Championship at Valley Brook Country Club.
Stimmel used six consecutive birdies in the first round and fired consecutive 3-under-par 69s to finish at 6-under, 138. He was five shots better than South Hills Country Club's Jimmy Ellis and PAGA member Tom Ballinger.
Bob Crnjarich of Diamond Run edged Hannastown's Sean Knapp for top honors in the Senior division. Crnjarich shot a 146 and Knapp a 147.
St. Clair's David Brown was third with a 149.
Indiana's Don Erickson III won the Super Senior division by edging Hershey's Mike Owsik, 151-153.
Here is a look at some of the top PAG events.
May 10-11: the 1st Senior Open Championship at Lehigh Country Club; May 24-25: 14th Men's Senior Amateur Match Play and 1st Women's Senior Amateur Match Play at Radnor Valley Country Club; June 8-10: 18th R. Jay Sigel Match Play at Sewickley Heights Golf Club; June 28-29: Junior Boys Championship at Hershey Country Club, East and Junior Girls' Championship at Lebanon Country Club; July 26-28: 108th Amateur Championship at Merion Golf Club; Aug. 2-3: 62nd Senior Amateur at Country Club of York; Aug. 2-4: 85th Women's Amateur Championship at Sunnybrook Golf Club; Aug. 10-12: 105th Open Championship at Philadelphia Cricket Club; Oct. 6-7: 28th Mid-Amateur Championship at Allegheny Country Club.
Tri-State PGA big events
Here's a look at the Tri-State PGA top scheduled events.
May 3-4: Dr. John Aber Memorial at Allegheny Country Club; June 7: Golf Galaxy Open at Connoquenessing; June 14-15: E-Z Go Tri-State Open at Wildwood Country Club; June 28-30: Frank B. Fuhrer Jr. Invitational at Pittsburgh Field Club; July 8: Tri-State Amateur at Hannastown Golf Club; July 12-13: Falling Rock Classic at Nemacolin Woodland; Aug. 23-25: Tri-State PGA Section Championship at Country Club of Meadville; Aug. 30-31: Pittsburgh Open at South Hills Country Club; Sept. 16: Palmer Cup at Latrobe.
Western Pennsylvania Golf Association
Here's a look at the WPGA top scheduled events.
May 17: 67th Fred Brand Foursomes Championship and 26th Semple Brothers Century Foursomes Championship at Longue Vue Club; June 14: 61st Boys Championship at Grove City Country Club; June 21: 101st Junior Championship at Willowbrook Country Club; July 12-13: 121st WPGA Amateur at Indiana Country Club; July 19-21: 118th WPGA Open Championship at Westmoreland Country Club; July 26-27: 3rd WPGA Girls' Match Play at Hannastown Golf Club; July 26-27: 47th C.R. Miller Match Play Invitational at Hannastown Golf Club; Aug. 9: WPGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Ligonier Country Club; Aug. 9-10: 14th WPGA Women's Amateur Championship at Ligonier Country Club; Sept. 7: 36th WPGA Mid-Amateur at Chartiers Country Club; Oct. 10-11: 90th WPGA Senior Amateur Championship at Green Oaks Country Club.
Other tournaments and qualifiers
United States Golf Association: May 4: U.S. Women's Open qualifier at Shannopin Country Club; May 5: Local Open qualifier at Butler Country Club; June 8: U.S. Girls' Junior qualifier at Shannopin Country Club; June 9: U.S. Senior Open qualifier at Indiana Country Club; June 17: U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier at Totteridge Golf; July 6-7: U.S. Amateur at Sunnehanna Country Club; Aug. 9-15: U.S. Amateur at Oakmont Country Club; Aug. 12: U.S. Senior Women's Amateur at Edgewood Country Club.
Other: June 13: Sunnehanna and Southern Amateur qualifier at Sunnehanna Country Club; June 16-19: 68th Sunnehanna Amateur at Sunnehanna Country Club.
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