Welcomed as Competition Sponsor
The Pennsylvania Golf
Association is proud to announce PinnacleHealth System as a competition sponsor. PinnacleHealth will support the Junior Boys’
& Girls’ Championship at Hershey Country Club on June 26-27, and Senior
Match Play Championship at Lebanon Country Club on May 11-12, as well
as all other Harrisburg-area qualifying events for the state Amateur
and state Open. PinnacleHealth will join Lake Erie College of Osteopathic
Medicine (LECOM), the Association’s title sponsor, in support of these
“As the leading provider of
inpatient and outpatient healthcare services in central Pennsylvania,
PinnacleHealth is a welcome addition to our team. We more than appreciate their
support as we strive to produce the best possible platform for amateur golf in
the state,” said PAGA President Doug Gregor.
“PinnacleHealth is pleased to
support organizations that further our mission to improve the health and
wellness of the communities we serve,” said Phil Guarneschelli,
president and CEO, PinnacleHealth. “We appreciate the Pennsylvania Golf
Association’s efforts to encourage physical activity and spending more time
The Junior Championship is for
boys from PAGA Member Clubs and girls from Pennsylvania State Women’s Golf Association
Member Clubs who have not reached their 19th birthday by midnight of the final
round and who have a USGA Handicap Index of 18.4 or lower for ages 14-18; 24.6
or lower for ages 12-13; and no handicap restriction for ages 11-and-under. The
format is 36 holes of stroke play.
Running concurrently with the
Junior Boys’ Championship are the Junior Girls’ and Junior Team Championship. A
team consists of four eligible Junior boys from the same Member Club and three
eligible Junior girls from the same Member Club.
The Senior Match Play
Championship is an invitation-only event consisting of the Top 32 senior
players in the state based on previous year point standings. Two divisions, Senior and Super-Senior, will
each compete in a 16-player match play bracket.
The Pennsylvania Golf
Association (PAGA) is the authoritative body of amateur golf in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In that role, PAGA promotes growth, preserves
traditions and protects the integrity of the game, in accordance with the rules
adopted by the United States Golf Association. To fulfill its purpose, the PAGA
conducts state championships and offers other relevant services to its members
and the golfing community regarding common concerns, and assists them in
promoting, perpetuating and enjoying the game.