Fieger, San Filippo and Gibson lead PGA Quarter Century Championship

By Craig Dolch
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Jan. 6, 2016) – Fellow Floridians Gene Fieger and Mike San Filippo matched 6-under-66s Wednesday to share the first-round lead in the PGA Quarter Century Championship at PGA Golf Club. They are competing in the 64-and-Under division.
Fieger made a birdie at the difficult ninth hole and he added an eagle at the par-5 13th hole when he hit a 4-iron to 12 feet. 
“The eagle made a good round into a very good round,” said Fieger, the PGA Teaching Professional at The Club at Pelican Bay in Naples. “But the birdie at the ninth hole is what got me going.”
San Filippo also had a bogey-free round, making six birdies, including three of the four par 5s on the Wanamaker Course.
“I played a nice tidy round of golf,” said San Filippo, who lives in Hobe Sound and teaches at Trump International in West Palm Beach. “It was about as good as I could have done. I didn’t hit it great, but when I missed it, I missed it in the right spot. I was very efficient.”
The pair has been doing this for a while. San Filippo won his first PGA Winter Championship in 1992, Fieger in 1995.
“It’s always fun to play with Gene,” San Filippo said. “He’s tough.”
Craig Stevens and Kirk Hanefield are tied for third after 67s. David Levine and Gary Trivisonno are tied for fifth with 68s.
In the 65-and-Older division, 68-year-old Freddy Gibson of Orlando bettered his age (a 5-under 67) on the Ryder Course and leads three players: Bill Schumaker, Denny Ford and Jim Sheerin. Schumaker was second last year.
Bob Erfurth, at 86 the oldest player in the field, bettered his age by double figures (1-over 73). The Northbrook, Ill., resident is tied for 34th. He has won the PGA Half Century Championship four times.
The 36-hole events, held for those who have been members of the PGA of America for at least 25 years, conclude Thursday.
The PGA Winter Championships are presented by Premier Golf and Golf Advisor.
Wednesday’s first-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.: 
Gene Fieger, Naples, Fla.    34-32–66
Mike San Filippo, Hobe Sound, Fla.    32-34–66
Craig Stevens, Dallas, Ga.    32-35–67
Kirk Hanefeld, Acton, Mass.    34-33–67
David Levine, O Fallon, Mo.    33-35–68
Gary Trivisonno, Aurora, Ohio    34-34–68
David Young, Scarborough, N.Y.    36-33–69
Jack Druga, Southampton, N.Y.    37-32–69
Rick Lewallen, Kannapolis, N.C.    38-31–69
Jim Smoot, Huntington, N.Y.    36-34–70
Kirk Stauffer, Bradford, Pa.    35-35–70
Mark Anderson, St. Simons Island, Ga.    36-34–70
Don Brigham, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    34-36–70
Gary Robison, Canton, Ohio    35-35–70
Bill Breen, Nashville, Tenn.    36-35–71
Charles Stucklen, Medford, N.Y.    36-35–71
John Reeves, Bedford, N.Y.    35-36–71
Tom Atchison, Silver Lake, Ohio    36-35–71
Mike Diffley, Pelham, N.Y.    39-32–71
Robert Thompson, Huntsville, Texas    34-37–71
Dave Kendall, Saline, Mich.    34-37–71
Mike Lawrence, Anderson, S.C.    38-33–71
Jerry Impellittiere, Palm City, Fla.    36-35–71
Peter Procops, Lawrence, N.Y.    35-37–72
Bill Andrews, Portsmouth, N.H.    34-38–72
Quinn Griffing, Fort Wayne, Ind.    34-38–72
James Mason, Dillard, Ga.    37-35–72
Gary Ostrega, Westfield, N.J.    36-36–72
Steve Bosdosh, Clarksburg, Md.    37-36–73
Cary Hungate, Kokomo, Ind.    37-36–73
Gary Baker, Pepper Pike, Ohio    36-37–73
Bob Ackerman, W. Bloomfield, Mich.    36-37–73
Mitchell Camp, Aurora, Ohio    40-34–74
Bruce Zabriski, Jupiter, Fla.    39-35–74
Jon Hoecker, Rochester, N.Y.    39-35–74
Bradley Rollinson, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.    35-39–74
Jeb Boyle, State College, Pa.    38-36–74
Dave Laudien, Wall, N.J.    35-39–74
Chris Dachisen, Warren, N.J.    38-36–74
Bob Darling, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    36-38–74
Lon Nielsen, Orchard Park, N.Y.    36-38–74
Jack Seltzer, Linden, Mich.    37-37–74
Michael Tucker, St. Louis, Mo.    36-39–75
Kammy Maxfeldt, Westport, Conn.    37-38–75
John Paesani, Mattapoisett, Mass.    38-37–75
Doug Bauman, North Barrington, Ill.    38-37–75
John Nelson, Coral Springs, Fla.    38-37–75
Joe Gutterman, Palm Coast, Fla.    37-38–75
Michael Zaremba, Pueblo West, Colo.    37-38–75
Kevin Morris, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    36-39–75
Reed Hughes, Senatobia, Miss.    37-38–75
Rod Nuckolls, Overland Park, Kan.    38-38–76
Michael Lanzetta, Hightstown, N.J.    39-37–76
Butch Butler, Lusby, Md.    38-38–76
Pat Delaney, Springfield, Ohio    41-35–76
Mike Preston, Westfield, N.J.    37-39–76
Paul Hollenbaugh, New Albany, Ohio    38-39–77
Daniel Tzivanis, Greenwich, Conn.    39-38–77
Mark Thomas, Miami, Fla.    37-40–77
Steve Wells, Dowagiac, Mich.    36-41–77
Gary Anderson, Hampton, Va.    41-36–77
Bobby Heins, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    38-39–77
Kevin Wilczewski, Lexington, Mass.    40-37–77
Bruce Martins, Cortland, N.Y.    39-39–78
Gregory Hurd, Manhasset, N.Y.    38-40–78
Kris Smith, Detroit Lakes, Minn.    41-38–79
David Pfannenstein, Homosassa, Fla.    37-42–79
Tony Wallin, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    39-41–80
Stan McLennan, Windsor Locks, Conn.    41-40–81
Jim Remy, Ludlow, Vt.    38-44–82
John Kerins, Hermitage, Pa.    42-41–83
Kim Gianatsis, Hammond, La.    45-38–83
Sam Bradberry, Geneva, Ill.    44-40–84
Matthew Kleiner, Callicoon, N.Y.    45-41–86
Tim Angis, Old Orchard Beach, Maine    43-44–87
Wednesday’s first-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.: 
Freddy Gibson, Orlando, Fla.    33-34–67
Bill Schumaker, Columbia City, Ind.    34-34–68
Jim Sheerin, Rye Beach, N.H.    31-37–68
Denny Ford, Indianapolis, Ind.    33-35–68
Rick Pohle, Hatfield, Pa.    35-34–69
Paul Parajeckas, Worcester, Mass.    31-38–69
Randy Erskine, Lake Orion, Mich.    34-35–69
Steve Benson, Palm City, Fla.    36-33–69
David Glenz, Hamburg, N.J.    36-33–69
Jerry Tucker, Stuart, Fla.    35-34–69
Stephen Stull, Richland, Wash.    34-36–70
Chuck Milne, Vancouver, Wash.    35-35–70
Steve Heckel, Carterville, Ill.    33-37–70
Roy Vucinich, Moon Township, Pa.    35-35–70
Billy Smith, Oyster Bay, N.Y.    34-36–70
Gary Groh, Highland Park, Ill.    36-34–70
Marion Heck, Fort Myers, Fla.    34-36–70
Tom Fortuna, W. Bloomfield, Mich.    37-34–71
Gary Wilkins, Norwalk, Ohio    36-35–71
Nick Manolios, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    32-39–71
Bill Zimmer, St. Augustine, Fla.    35-36–71
Stoney Brown, Bellevue, Idaho    35-36–71
Gary Baker, Naples, Fla.    36-35–71
Jim Holmes, Northbrook, Ill.    37-35–72
Jimmy Williams, Christiansburg, Va.    37-35–72
Dan Wood, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    36-36–72
Wendell Coffee, Peachtree City, Ga.    37-35–72
Jack McConachie, Plainville, Conn.    36-36–72
Peter Oakley, Palm City, Fla.    35-37–72
Mike Harrigan, Chicago, Ill.    37-35–72
Bob Bilbo, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    38-34–72
Bob Dickson, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.    38-34–72
Lynn Rosely, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    36-36–72
Jay Horton, Chestertown, Md.    35-38–73
Roger Kennedy, Stuart, Fla.    38-35–73
Robert Moreland, Ottumwa, Iowa    37-36–73
Bob Afton, West Palm Beach, Fla.    37-36–73
Bob Zimmerman, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    36-37–73
Bill Erfurth, Northbrook, Ill.    38-35–73
David Comstock, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    38-36–74
Lynn Janson, ,     36-38–74
Mike Hall, Cedar Rapids, Iowa    38-36–74
Fred Harkness, Jupiter, Fla.    38-36–74
Ken Corliss, Columbus, Ohio    38-37–75
Patrick Fitzsimons, Wilsonville, Ore.    39-36–75
Terry Comstock, Sioux Falls, S.D.    36-39–75
Carl Pedersen, Gulf Breeze, Fla.    36-39–75
Mal Galletta, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    36-39–75
Tom Kammann, Baneberry, Tenn.    39-37–76
Frederick Gipp, Yaphank, N.Y.    39-37–76
Charlie Moore, New London, Conn.    38-38–76
Art Proctor, Edmond, Okla.    38-38–76
Larry Mancour, Conway, Mich.    39-37–76
Earl Puckett, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    38-38–76
Joe Tesori, Syracuse, N.Y.    39-38–77
Michael Turnesa, Rockville Centre, N.Y.    41-36–77
Terry Carlson, Harbor Springs, Mich.    36-41–77
Tom Gorman, Pompey, N.Y.    40-37–77
Tom Joyce, Huntington, N.Y.    40-37–77
Jim Logue, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    37-40–77
Nunzio Ciampi, Palm City, Fla.    39-38–77
Wally Kuchar, Apopka, Fla.    40-38–78
Mike Brengard, Edwardsville, Ill.    40-38–78
Earl Svenningsen, Sedona, Ariz.    39-39–78
Bob Placido, Indianapolis, Ind.    38-40–78
Lloyd Monroe, Spring Lake, N.J.    40-38–78
Bob Joyce, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    41-37–78
Bill Moser, Port St Lucie, Fla.    36-42–78
John Rainieri, Uniontown, Ohio    39-39–78
Bob Ross, Washington, N.J.    39-39–78
Curt McCormick, Crewe, Va.    37-42–79
Jay Dolan, Haines City, Fla.    39-40–79
Paul Kelly, Dorset, Vt.    39-40–79
Bob Barto, Port St Lucie, Fla.    39-41–80
Larry Lisic, Orrville, Ohio    40-40–80
Bill Miller, Fort Wayne, Ind.    44-36–80
Jim Buchanan, Palm Beach Gardnes, Fla.    42-39–81
Sonny Rhodes, Austin, Texas    39-42–81
Ray Goddard, Terre Haute, Ind.    40-41–81
Doug Main, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    40-42–82
Ronald Applegate, Haslett, Mich.    41-41–82
Jim King, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    42-40–82
John Scheffler, Brewster, Mass.    39-44–83
Dick LaGrasse, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    44-41–85
Mike Joyce, Amelia Island, Fla.    43-43–86
Dick Johnson, Saint Croix Falls, Wis.    41-46–87
Pat Kenny, Landrum, S.C.    43-44–87
Gary Lockie, Fort Pierce, Fla.    43-46–89