VERO BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2008)--Peter Wegmann posted a tournament total of 6-under par 209 to capture the Mid-Senior Championship at Grand Harbor Golf and Beach Club in Vero Beach on August 15-17.
Wegmann, from Fort Lauderdale, shot a final round 1-under par 71 on the River Course to win the 2008 Championship by two strokes. After a first round 2-under par 69 on the par 71 Harbor Course, Wegmann trailed the leader by three strokes. Wegmann then matched his first round score of 69 in the second round on the River Course to take the lead by one with one round remaining. In the final round, Wegmann posted a 37 on the front nine with all pars and one bogey. On the back, Wegmann started strong with consecutive birdies on holes 10 and 11. Heading to 17, Wegmann and Dennis Brady were tied for the lead at 5-under for the Championship. Playing the par 5, 17th hole, Wegmann hit his second shot 15 feet from the hole to two-putt for birdie and seal the victory.
Three players finished two strokes back from Wegmann to share second place honors including defending champion Rick Woulfe, Fort Lauderdale. Woulfe shot a 73 in the first round and moved ahead with rounds of 68-70 on the River Course. Also at 211, Tim Hume, from Tampa, carded rounds of 71-71-69 and Peter Hammar, from Orlando, recorded a 69-70-72. Brady, from Melbourne, fell into a tie for fifth place with Sam Martinez, from Miami. Martinez, a two-time 40-54 Winter Series Points Champion, shot a 69-70-73 for the three rounds.
To be eligible for the Mid-Senior Championship, players must be 40 years of age or older. The Championship consists of 54 holes of stroke play cut to the low 70 plus ties after 36 holes. The first two rounds were played on the Harbor and River Courses with 73 players advancing with a two-round total of 154 and better to the final round on the River Course.
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