Four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion, Nathan Smith
Inducted Thursday, October 14, 2015 at Chartiers Country Club
After an outstanding college career at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, Nathan Smith first made his major mark in amateur golf when he won the 2003 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Wilmington Country Club. He won three more U.S. Mid-Amateurs in 2009, 2010 & 2012, equaling Carol Semple Thompson’s achievement of winning four U.S. Senior Women’s Championships. He was also a member of the winning Pennsylvania team along with Sean Knapp and Mike VanSickle in the 2009 USGA State Team Championship. Last summer, he reached the quarter-finals in the U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club, his best national amateur showing. This spring he won the inaugural U.S. Four-Ball Championship at The Olympic Club in San Francisco with Walker Cup teammate Todd White. His six USGA championships are only exceeded locally by Carol Semple-Thompson’s seven. Smith has played on three Walker Cup teams in 2009, 2011 and 2013. Locally he has been the Association’s Player of the Year six times. Smith has won 23 WPGA conducted events including four straight Amateurs from 2007-2010, seven Spring Stroke Play titles and six Fred Brand Foursomes all with Sean Knapp. He has also won the 2002 and 2009 Pennsylvania Amateurs. When he won the 2011 Sunnehanna Amateur at Sunnehanna, he became the first area golfer to win this highly regarded championship.
About the WPGA
Founded in 1899, the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is the steward of amateur golf in the region. Started by five Member Clubs, the association now has nearly 200 Member Clubs and 33,000 members. The WPGA conducts 14 individual competitions and 10 team events, and administers the WPGA Scholarship Fund.