Pennsylvania Classic to have new home
The Pennsylvania Classic, although in only its third year of existence, had made something of a niche for itself with its unique format.
Alternating between the eastern part of the state – at Waynesborough Country Club this week – and the western – it was held at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, and it was the only PGA Tour event to switch between sites on a yearly basis.
Ending weeks of rumors that had been circulating concerning the struggling event, an “unofficial” announcement was made Sunday at a media event at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa that the Pennsylvania Classic will start calling the Mystic Rock Golf Course there its new home.
While the official announcement concerning the event won’t be made until Sept. 19, the Tribune-Review has learned that the tournament will be held in Farmington for the next four years, meaning this week’s tournament at Waynesborough will be the last of the cross-state flips.
It also means Laurel Valley once again will be without a professional golf event, even though the Pennsylvania Classic was scheduled to be played there next September.
Laurel Valley hosted the tournament last year. It was won by Robert Allenby.
Tickets for Connellsville’s home football game on Friday against Norwin will be sold in the high school athletic office on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Reserve tickets cost $4 and student tickets cost $2. Tickets for students are sold in all the district schools. No student tickets will be sold at the game. General admission tickets are $3 and are sold only at the gate. Gates open at 6 p.m.
South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club
The South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club will hold its regular monthly membership meeting on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the club. Food will be served after the meeting. Guest speakers will include Chief of Community Development Art Capella, Jr., and WCO Charlie May. All are urged to attend.
Connellsville High School hockey
Members of the Connellsville High School hockey program are reminded that practice starts on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Divito Park. All players, as well as anyone still wishing to join the team, should be present. Also, a parents meeting will be held at the same time.
Connellsville Falcon parents
The Connellsville Falcon Football and Cheerleader Parents Association meeting will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in room 125 at the senior high.