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PinnacleHealth 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 highly-anticipated competitions.


“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 outdoors.”


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.


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