Van Sickle Honored with W.C.Fownes, Jr. Award
Mike Van Sickle a 22 year-old from Wexford Pa., and a recent graduate from Marguette University has been honored with the 2008 William C. Fownes, Jr. Award. The Fownes Award, based on the Pennsylvania Golf Association Player of the Year Point Standings, is presented to the player that exemplifies the highest standards of excellence on the golf course in skill, sportsmanship, and etiquette in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHAMPIONS
R. JAY SIGEL AMATEUR MATCH PLAY: Arnold Cutrell, Greenburg, Pa.
THE ART WALL, JR. MAJOR: Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa.
GEORGE DRESSLER AMATEUR PUB-LINKS: Jud Gemmill, E. Petersburg, Pa.
SENIOR AMATEUR PUBLIC LINKS: Andy Tompos, Lititz, Pa.
BETTER-BALL: Eric Williams and James Gardas
SENIOR BETTER-BALL: Paul Schlachter and Joseph Cordaro
SUPER-SENIOR BETTER-BALL: King Knox and Jim Sherratt
JUNIOR BOYS: Gregor Orlando, Erie, Pa.
JUNIOR TEAM:Commonwealth National Golf Club
Connor McNicholas, TimAnderson, Peter Eiler, Matthew Teesdale
AMATEUR: Mike Van Sickle, Wexford, Pa.
SENIOR AMATEUR: Roc Irey, Furlong, Pa.
SUPER-SENIOR AMATEUR: Phil Saylor, Johnstown, Pa.
OPEN: Mike Van Sickle, Wexford, Pa.
MIDDLE-AMATEUR: William Smith, Newville, Pa.
SENIOR TEAM: Ronald Yarnell, Alan Over, Andy Tompos, Bill Brenner
Created in 1909 with the intention of promoting the interests of golf throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Golf Association (PGA) is the authoritative body of amateur golf in the state. The Association’s focus is to promote growth, preserve traditions and protect the integrity of the game through its competitions and member services. The Association’s individual members and 300 Member Clubs are spread across the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.