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Van Sickle Honored with W.C. Fownes, Jr. Award

Amateur Player of the Year Award


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.

 Schlachter's season started out with a championship showing at the R. Jay Sigel Senior Amateur Match Play. He followed that up with a Better-Ball Championship repeat win with partner Joseph Cordaro of Pittsburgh Pa. Schlachter finished second in the Senior Amateur Championship at his home course, The Club at Nevillewood. He also was runner-up in the Art Wall, Jr. Major, held at Totteridge Golf Club.

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.



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.



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.


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