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San Filippo, Schumaker, Zimmerman Win PGA Quarter Century Championships

January 8th, 2016

Special to PGA of America
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2016) – 
Mike San Filippo of Hobe Sound and Bill Schumaker of Columbia City, Ind., won playoffs Thursday to claim titles in the PGA Quarter Century Championship at PGA Golf Club.
San Filippo, an instructor at Trump International Golf Club, made a 20-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole to defeat Gene Fieger of Naples in the 64-and-Under division after both shot 68 to finish 10-under 134.
Schumaker won with a par on the first playoff hole when Steve Heckel – who shot a 64 – three-putted. They also finished at 10-under in the 65-and-Older division.
San Filippo almost won on the first playoff hole on the Wanamaker Course, but lipped out a 4-foot birdie putt. He birdied the next two to win his first PGA Winter Championship event since 2008.
“I never led until the last playoff hole,” San Filippo said. “Gene got out early with birdies on 1 and 2, and I was still trying to hang with him. It’s always great to win, but the best part of this tournament is seeing all of my old friends.”
Fieger had a two-shot lead at the turn, but made only one more birdie on the back nine. Neither player had a bogey in the 21 holes.
“We’ve been playing against each other since the late-1980s,” Fieger said. “He deserved it. He’s a real good player. If he had made some putts, he would have won it outright.”
Schumaker finished second last year to Bob Dickson, but finally broke through with his first PGA Winter Series title. He birdied the final hole, then learned in the scoring tent he was in a playoff.
“I’m kind of glad I didn’t know or I probably wouldn’t have made the 20-foot putt on the last hole,” said Schumaker, longtime owner of Crooked Lake Golf Club. “It’s very gratifying to win one of these.”
Heckel had to wait more than hour after shooting a 30 on his back nine to see if he would get into a playoff. He didn’t blame the bogey on the delay.
“I moved on that last putt,” Heckel said. “But you have to make a lot of putts to shoot 64. It was fun making those.”
Three players finished tied for third in the 64-and-Under at 137: Mark Anderson (67) of St. Simons Island, Ga.; David Young (68) of Scarborough, N.Y.; and Gary Trivisonno (69) of Aurora, Ohio.  
In the 65-and-Older, Pete Oakley of Palm City shot a 65 to finish tied for third at 137 with Steve Benson (68) and Freddy Gibson (70).
Bob Zimmerman of Port St. Lucie can thank his wife Dawn for him winning his first PGA Half Century Championship after he shot his second consecutive 1-over 73.
“I wasn’t going to enter, but my wife forced me to play in this,” he said. “She’s going to be happy because I’m coming home with $1,200.”
Zimmerman, 75, finished two shots ahead of playing partner Bill Erfurth (75) of Northbrook, Ill. Erfurth, at 86 the oldest player in the field, was 3-under after seven holes, but was 6-over the rest of his round to settle for second place.
“I just ran out of juice, I guess,” said Erfurth, who has won four Half Century Championships.
The PGA Winter Championships are presented by Premier Golf and Golf Advisor.
John Dever, PGA of America, 561-360-9138,
Thursday’s final-round scores from the PGA Quarter Century Championship (64-and-Under division) on the par-72 Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.:
1          Mike San Filippo, Hobe Sound, Fla.  66-68--134      $1,500.00
2          Gene Fieger, Naples, Fla.        66-68--134     
T3        Mark Anderson, St. Simons Island, Ga.         70-67--137     
T3        David Young, Scarborough, N.Y.      69-68--137     
T3        Gary Trivisonno, Aurora, Ohio           68-69--137     
6          Rick Lewallen, Kannapolis, N.C.       69-69--138     
T7        James Mason, Dillard, Ga.      72-67--139     
T7        Robert Thompson, Huntsville, Texas  71-68--139     
T7        Kirk Hanefeld, Acton, Mass.  67-72--139     
T7        Craig Stevens, Dallas, Ga.      67-72--139     
11        Quinn Griffing, Fort Wayne, Ind.      72-68--140     
T12      Jerry Impellittiere, Palm City, Fla.      71-71--142     
T12      Dave Kendall, Saline, Mich.   71-71--142     
T12      Tom Atchison, Silver Lake, Ohio       71-71--142     
T12      Gary Robison, Canton, Ohio  70-72--142     
T12      Bill Breen, Nashville, Tenn.    71-71--142     
T12      David Levine, O Fallon, Mo.  68-74--142     
T18      Jack Seltzer, Linden, Mich.    74-69--143     
T18      Mitchell Camp, Aurora, Ohio 74-69--143     
T18      Jim Smoot, Huntington, N.Y. 70-73--143     
T18      Kirk Stauffer, Bradford, Pa.   70-73--143     
T18      Jack Druga, Southampton, N.Y.         69-74--143     
T23      Bill Andrews, Portsmouth, N.H.        72-72--144     
T23      Mike Lawrence, Anderson, S.C.        71-73--144     
T25      Lon Nielsen, Orchard Park, N.Y.       74-71--145     
T25      Jon Hoecker, Rochester, N.Y.            74-71--145     
T25      Bob Ackerman, W. Bloomfield, Mich.           73-72--145     
T25      Peter Procops, Lawrence, N.Y.          72-73--145     
T25      Mike Diffley, Pelham, N.Y.   71-74--145     
T25      Don Brigham, Port St. Lucie, Fla.      70-75--145     
T31      Kevin Morris, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.       75-71--146     
T31      Doug Bauman, North Barrington, Ill. 75-71--146     
T31      Bruce Zabriski, Jupiter, Fla.    74-72--146     
T34      Michael Tucker, St. Louis, Mo.          75-72--147     
T34      John Paesani, Mattapoisett, Mass.      75-72--147     
T34      Brad Rollinson, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.       74-73--147     
T34      Gary Ostrega, Westfield, N.J.            72-75--147     
T38      Michael Zaremba, Pueblo West, Colo.           75-73--148     
T38      Chris Dachisen, Warren, N.J.  74-74--148     
T38      John Reeves, Bedford, N.Y.  71-77--148     
T41      Bob Darling, Port St. Lucie, Fla.        74-75--149     
T41      Gary Baker, Pepper Pike, Ohio           73-76--149     
T43      Bobby Heins, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.        77-73--150     
T43      Michael Lanzetta, Hightstown, N.J.   76-74--150     
T43      Dave Laudien, Wall, N.J.       74-76--150     
T46      Kevin Wilczewski, Lexington, Mass. 77-74--151     
T46      Pat Delaney, Springfield, Ohio           76-75--151     
T46      Mike Preston, Westfield, N.J. 76-75--151     
T46      Butch Butler, Lusby, Md.       76-75--151     
T46      Reed Hughes, Senatobia, Miss.          75-76--151     
T46      Steve Bosdosh, Clarksburg, Md.        73-78--151     
T46      Cary Hungate, Kokomo, Ind. 73-78--151     
T46      Charles Stucklen, Medford, N.Y.       71-80--151     
T54      Bruce Martins, Cortland, N.Y.           78-74--152     
T54      Mark Thomas, Miami, Fla.      77-75--152     
T54      Rod Nuckolls, Overland Park, Kan.   76-76--152     
T54      Jeb Boyle, State College, Pa.  74-78--152     
T58      Daniel Tzivanis, Greenwich, Conn.    77-76--153     
T58      Joe Gutterman, Palm Coast, Fla.        75-78--153     
T60      Paul Hollenbaugh, New Albany, Ohio           77-77--154     
T60      Kammy Maxfeldt, Westport, Conn.   75-79--154     
62        John Nelson, Coral Springs, Fla.         75-80--155     
T63      Kim Gianatsis, Hammond, La.           83-74--157     
T63      Gary Anderson, Hampton, Va.           77-80--157     
T65      David Pfannenstein, Homosassa, Fla.            79-79--158     
T65      Steve Wells, Dowagiac, Mich.            77-81--158     
67        Stan McLennan, Windsor Locks, Conn.        81-78--159     
68        Tony Wallin, Port St. Lucie, Fla.        80-81--161     
T69      Sam Bradberry, Geneva, Ill.   84-78--162     
T69      Kris Smith, Detroit Lakes, Minn.       79-83--162     
71        Gregory Hurd, Manhasset, N.Y.        78-85--163     
T72      Jim Remy, Ludlow, Vt.          82-82--164     
T72      John Kerins, Hermitage, Pa.   83-81--164     
74        Matthew Kleiner, Callicoon, N.Y.      86-79--165     
Thursday’s final-round scores from the PGA Quarter Century Championship (65-and-Older division) on the par-72 Ryder Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.:
Bill Schumaker, Columbia City, Ind.    68-66–134
Steve Heckel, Carterville, Ill.    70-64–134
Peter Oakley, Palm City, Fla.    72-65–137
Steve Benson, Palm City, Fla.    69-68–137
Freddy Gibson, Orlando, Fla.    67-70–137
Jim Sheerin, Rye Beach, N.H.    68-70–138
Wendell Coffee, Peachtree City, Ga.    72-67–139
Roy Vucinich, Moon Township, Pa.    70-69–139
Chuck Milne, Vancouver, Wash.    70-69–139
Dan Wood, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    72-68–140
Gary Wilkins, Norwalk, Ohio    71-69–140
Denny Ford, Indianapolis, Ind.    68-72–140
Bob Dickson, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.    72-69–141
Mike Harrigan, Chicago, Ill.    72-69–141
Jerry Tucker, Stuart, Fla.    69-72–141
Randy Erskine, Lake Orion, Mich.    69-72–141
Paul Parajeckas, Worcester, Mass.    69-72–141
David Glenz, Hamburg, N.J.    69-73–142
Rick Pohle, Hatfield, Pa.    69-73–142
Lynn Janson, Hastings, Mich.    74-69–143
Gary Groh, Highland Park, Ill.    70-73–143
Marion Heck, Fort Myers, Fla.    70-73–143
Terry Comstock, Sioux Falls, S.D.    75-69–144
Gary Baker, Naples, Fla.    71-73–144
Tom Fortuna, W. Bloomfield, Mich.    71-73–144
Bob Bilbo, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    72-73–145
Jack McConachie, Plainville, Conn.    72-73–145
Nick Manolios, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    71-74–145
Bill Zimmer, St. Augustine, Fla.    71-74–145
Bob Zimmerman, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    73-73–146
Jimmy Williams, Christiansburg, Va.    72-74–146
Stephen Stull, Richland, Wash.    70-76–146
Mal Galletta, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    75-72–147
Bob Afton, West Palm Beach, Fla.    73-74–147
Robert Moreland, Ottumwa, Iowa    73-74–147
Billy Smith, Oyster Bay, N.Y.    70-77–147
Fred Harkness, Jupiter, Fla.    74-74–148
Bill Erfurth, Northbrook, Ill.    73-75–148
Roger Kennedy, Stuart, Fla.    73-75–148
Lynn Rosely, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    72-76–148
John Rainieri, Uniontown, Ohio    78-71–149
Tom Joyce, Huntington, N.Y.    77-72–149
Tom Kammann, Baneberry, Tenn.    76-73–149
Carl Pedersen, Gulf Breeze, Fla.    75-74–149
Mike Hall, Cedar Rapids, Iowa    74-75–149
Jim Holmes, Northbrook, Ill.    72-77–149
Bill Moser, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    78-72–150
Ken Corliss, Columbus, Ohio    75-75–150
Lloyd Monroe, Spring Lake, N.J.    78-73–151
Tom Gorman, Pompey, N.Y.    77-74–151
David Comstock, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    74-77–151
Jim Logue, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    77-75–152
Michael Turnesa, Rockville Centre, N.Y.    77-75–152
Jay Dolan, Haines City, Fla.    79-75–154
Nunzio Ciampi, Palm City, Fla.    77-77–154
Larry Mancour, Conway, Mich.    76-78–154
Earl Puckett, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    76-78–154
Curt McCormick, Crewe, Va.    79-76–155
Art Proctor, Edmond, Okla.    76-79–155
Patrick Fitzsimons, Wilsonville, Ore.    75-80–155
Terry Carlson, Harbor Springs, Mich.    77-79–156
Earl Svenningsen, Sedona, Ariz.    78-79–157
Joe Tesori, Syracuse, N.Y.    77-80–157
Charlie Moore, New London, Conn.    76-81–157
Bill Miller, Fort Wayne, Ind.    80-78–158
Bob Ross, Washington, N.J.    78-80–158
Frederick Gipp, Yaphank, N.Y.    76-82–158
Paul Kelly, Dorset, Vt.    79-80–159
Larry Lisic, Orrville, Ohio    80-79–159
Bob Joyce, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    78-81–159
Bob Placido, Indianapolis, Ind.    78-81–159
Ronald Applegate, Haslett, Mich.    82-78–160
Mike Brengard, Edwardsville, Ill.    78-82–160
Bob Barto, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    80-81–161
Jim Buchanan, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    81-81–162
Ray Goddard, Terre Haute, Ind.    81-83–164
Pat Kenny, Landrum, S.C.    87-79–166
Doug Main, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    82-84–166
Dick Johnson, Saint Croix Falls, Wis.    87-80–167
John Scheffler, Brewster, Mass.    83-84–167
Dick LaGrasse, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    85-82–167
Mike Joyce, Amelia Island, Fla.    86-84–170
Sonny Rhodes, Austin, Texas    81-89–170
Gary Lockie, Fort Pierce, Fla.    89-83–172