BRADENTON, Fla. (Dec. 9, 2014) — River Wilderness Golf and Country Club, in Parrish, played host to the Bradenton Individual Winter Series event on December 8th and 9th. Stephen Fournier, John Vaccaro, and Paul Nunez Jr. prevailed to win their respective age divisions.
In the 40-54 Age Division, Stephen Fournier, of Windham, New Hampshire, battled back from third place to be crowned champion. After round one, Stevenson Clarke and Baldonick Fernandez Sr. finished tied for first with a score of 76. Fournier was one stroke behind the lead with Dean Deadmon, both shooting 77. In the final round, Clarke posted a score of 78 and finished day two in second place. Fernandez, winner of the Vero Beach Winter Series, fell to fourth place after a score of 80. Fournier shot a second round 75 and claimed first place with a tournament total 152.
In the 55-64 Age Division, John Vaccaro, of Sarasota, never let the lead out of his sight with two rounds under-par. Jim Stone and John Vaccaro tied for the lead after day one with a one under-par score of 71. One stroke behind, in second place, sat Robert Lundquist followed by Bob Wentzell and Paul Melson in fourth place. Vaccaro increased his lead in round two by shooting the tournament low, 69. Stone fell to second place with a tournament total 148, eight shots behind Vaccaro. Robert Lundquist and Harry Black finished tied for third place with a tournament total 150.
In the 65 & Over Age division, Paul Nunez Jr., of Hobe Sound, won after a playoff with Kim Schwencke, of Tampa. Schwencke and Carey Watson were tied for the lead after round one with a score of even par. Nunez finished round one tied for third place with a score of 76. In round two, Nunez shot 74 and tied Schwencke with a tournament total 150. On the first playoff hole, Nunez scored a par to win over Schwencke’s bogey.
The Winter Series events include seven competitions, six individual events and one four-ball event. There are three age divisions, Mid-Senior (40-54), Senior (55-64) and Super Senior (65 & over). The Winter Series is a great opportunity for golfers to compete in competitive events that normally may not because they do not live in Florida year round. The next Winter Series will be held January 4-5 at TPC Prestancia in Sarasota.
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