Schlachter Repeats as Senior Player of the Year
Paul Schlachter (right) and partner Joseph Cordaro after repeating as Senior Better-Ball Champs.
Paul Schlachter of Bridgeville Pa., has been honored with the 2008 Senior Player of the Year Award. The Player of the Year Award, based on the Pennsylvania Golf Association Senior 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.
Paul has been very active on the National level for many years. He continued his dominance this year by earning Player of the Year points in six national invitationals. Those events include: National Senior Hall of Fame, Adams Golf Senior Invitational, The Senior Masters, The Riverwood Invitational, The Gateway Invitational, and the Senior Porter Cup.
Schlachter has accomplished eight state championships that include the 1998 Amateur, 2004 Senior Amateur, 2005 Middle-Amateur, 2006 Senior Amateur, Senior Better-Ball championships in 2005, 2007 and 2008, and the Senior Match Play in 2008.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHAMPIONS
R. JAY SIGEL AMATEUR MATCH PLAY: Arnold Cutrell, Greensburg, Pa.
SENIOR AMATEUR MATCH PLAY: Paul Schalchter, Bridgeville, 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.