Roy Vucinich

Roy VucinichClass of 2014: Inducted October 16, 2014

Roy Vucinich has won five West Penn Opens in four decades, tying only Jock Hutchison and Perry DelVecchio for most wins, also the Tri-State Open five times in four decades. He was Head Golf Professional at Allegheny Country Club from 1974-1999, where he has served as Professional Emeritus since 2000.

Vucinich has won five different Tri-State Section events and more than 30 total. He won the West Penn Open in 1977, 1978, 1985, 1993 and 2005 and the Tri-State Open in 1973, 1980, 1991, 2004 and 2006. Additionally, he won many Tri-State Section Championship in 1977 and the Match Play in 1981. In 1984 he won the Pennsylvania PGA and the Pennsylvania Open in 1988. In 1984 he qualified for the U.S. Open, and he competed in the PGA Championship in 1978 and 1986. He won the Tri-State Section’s McKay Trophy in 1977, 1981 and 1985 for the best tournament scoring average.

His senior record is equally impressive. He played in six U.S. Senior Opens and three Senior British Opens. In 1997, he finished 12th in the British Senior Open and was named the PGA of America’s Senior Player of the Year. In 1998 he finished in the top 25 of the U.S. Senior Open and was also named the PGA of America’s Senior Player of the Year. The Tri-State Section awarded him with seven Senior Trophy Awards in 1997, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010 and was named Senior Player of the Year eight times in 1998, 1999, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

As a member of the Champions Tour, Vucinich played in 94 events and finished in the top five twice.

His employment honors include Tri-State Section Teacher of the Year in 1989 and Professional of the Year in 1994. He once shot 59 in a Tri-State PGA competition at age 59.

Vucinich is also a member of the Tri-State Section, PGA of America Hall of Fame.

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