DOUG SNOAP AND BERGER WARNER WIRE TO WIRE WINNERS IN DOUG OSWALD INVITATIONAL
Doug Snoap and Berger Warner held off a charges from their closest rivals to capture the Doug Oswald Invitational Senior and Super Senior titles, respectively.
Snoap (Apopka) withstood a charge from the 2014 Henry Camp Champion and 50-year-old rookie Jerry Slagle (Texas) and Crystal River’s Tim Hume to win his second consecutive Doug Oswald Invitational. Snoap shot a 7-under-par 137 total for a two shot victory over Slagle (74-65 – 139) and Hume 69-70 – 139). Finishing in third was Lloyd Fisher at 140 (71-69) and fourth went to Kelly Gosse (142).
In the Super Senior Division Warner hung tough down the stretch to shot a 3-under-par 141 score (70-71) and a two shot win over Larry VanderBie (Brooksville) who shot a 1under-par 143 (71-72). Finishing Third was Ormond Beach’s Jim Carley at 144 and fourth went to Tampa’s Phil Leckay with 148.
The Super Senior win makes Warner the first player to win both the Senior and Super Senior titles.
For all the scores see Tournament Information/Tournament Results/2014 Final Doug Oswald Scores.
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In the Super Senior Division it’s Berger Warner leading the way with a 2-under-par 70 followed by Daytona’s Jim Carley (71) and Brooksville’s Larry Vanderbie (71) with Ron Russo, Brian Sachs (Newberry) and Dale Hogsten nesxt with 73’s.
All the scores were not available at release time.
The pairings can be see under Tournament Information/Tournament Pairings and Tee TImes/second round Oswald pairings.
FOREST HIGH SCHOOL WINS BOTH DIVISIONS OF JIM YANCEY SR. GOLF CHALLENGE – HAUGHT, HEINLIN EARN MEDALIST HONORS
Forest High School emerged the winner in both the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions of the Jim Yancey Sr. Golf Challenge. The event which was played at The Ocala Golf Club had all the public schools in Marion County square off in a team match. Forest’s Boys amassed a 296 score to beat out runner-up Vanguard High by 20 shots (316). Leading the Forest team were Owen Riley (72), Miles Albright (73), Palmer Lovell (74) and Joshua Wright (77).
In the Girls’ Division Forest again came on top with an aggregate score of 327 to beat out runner-up Westport High School who shot a 444 total. Leading the charge for Forest were Lauren Heinlin (74), Riley Jones (80), Emily Mizner (82) and Katlyn McNeal (91).
In the Boy’s Individual Medal play it was Corey Haught (Vanguard) earning top spot with a 71, Owen was second at 72 and Albright was third with 73.
In the Girls Individual Medal play it was Heinlin on top with her 74 followed by Westport’s Destiny Lawson (77) and Jones with 80.
For all the scores and results see Tournament Information/Tournament Results.
BERGER WARNER WINS MARION MASTERS SUPER SENIORS
Berger Warner became the first Marion Masters Triple Crown Winner when he captured the MM Super Senior title. This win coupled with his two previous Marion Masters titles (1987, 2003) and four Marion Masters Seniors titles (2004, 2005, 2006, 2013) gives him the triple crown achievement. Trailing last year’s champion Lou Schroeder by one shot heading into Sunday’s last round, Warner fashioned a 2-under-par 70 at the StoneCreek Golf Club. Warner’s 5-under par total (139) gave him a five shot win. Finishing in a tie for second at 144 were Steve Erberle (69-75) and Daryl Case (73-71 ). Alone in fourth was Ron Russo (74-74 – 148)
Case won the Silver Seniors with Russo second. Ron Audi won the Golden Seniors with a 72-77 – 149 with Don Norbury finishing second (77-81 – 158).
For all the scores see TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
GRIFFIN HOLDS AN ALMOST INSURMOUNTABLE LEAD IN GOLFER OF YEAR, SENIOR GOLFER OF YEAR STILL WIDE OPEN
David Griffin has almost a virtual lock for the MCGA Golfer of the Year honors. He holds a 190 lead over Kelly Gosse, 1350 points to 1160 points. Both players had two wins each. There is only one more point event remaining on the schedule the year-ending Ocala Cup where the winner gets 200 points.
For Senior Golfer of the Year honors it’s still a tight race with Gosse holding a 199 point lead over second place Bobby Bryant, 1160 to 961 and a 236 point lead over Berger Warner (1160 to 924) With two tournaments left on the senior schedule, The Doug Oswald Invitational (400 points) and The Ocala Cup (200 points) it’s still anyone’s race.
For the latest standings see Golfer of the Year/Golfer of the Year Standings and Golfer of the Year/Senior Golfer of the Year Standings.
KING, PADOVA, HOGSTEN WINNERS IN SSS LABOR DAY CLASSIC
Jay King defeated Matt Giovannelli in a one-hole playoff to capture the Silver Spring Shores Labor Day Classic. King and Giovannelli both finished the two-day event with identical 3-under-par 141 scores. Finishing in third place was Kelly Gosse at 144.
In the Senior Division Andy Padova (Tampa) also shot a 3-under-par 141 to edge Inverness’ Brian Brown. Bobby Bryant finished third with a 146 score.
In the Super Senior Division it was Dale Hogsten (144) crusing to an 11-shot win over Buddy Fudge (155).
For the Top Finnishers in the Open and Senior Divisions see Tournament Information/Tournament results.