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.