BRADENTON, FL. (January 19, 2011) --Richard Kerper, of Safety Harbor, came from a two-stroke deficit in the Regular Division to win by one stroke. After carding a seven-over par 79 in the first round, Kerper fired the low round of the tournament in the final round with a two-under par 70, for a tournament total of 149. This is Richard’s first victory on the Winter Series this season. Jim Pepio, of Tampa, finished alone in second place after rounds of 77-73, for a tournament total of 150. James Marcelak, of Fort Myers, and Nick Fernandez, of Pembroke Pines, finished tied for third place with a tournament total of 159.
Dennis Brady, of Melbourne, trailed the first round leader by two strokes after firing a one-over par 73 in the first round of the Senior Division. Brady fired a three-over par round of 75 in the final round to force a play-off with Patrick Kaylor, of Clearwater who posted rounds of 73-75 for a tournament total of 148. Brady secured the victory on the first play-off hole by making par. First round leader Joe Knight, of Santa Rosa Beach, finished in third place with a tournament total of 149.
Ray Darmstadt, of Cocoa Beach, came from a four-stroke deficit in the Super Senior Division to win in a sudden death play-off. Darmstadt carded a five-over par 77 in the first round, and followed up with a round of two-over par 74. After 36-holes, Darmstadt found himself tied with Rusty Napier, of Shalimar who posted rounds of 77-74 for a tournament total of 151. The pair would head for a sudden death play-off where Darmstadt prevailed after making birdie on the first play-off hole with an excellent wedge shot to inside one foot. Jerry Jackson, of Sarasota, finished in third place with a tournament total of 152.
The Winter Series events include eight competitions, seven 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
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