San Filippo and Schumaker win PGA Quarter Century Championships, Zimmerman wins Half Century

By Craig Dolch
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San Filippo and Schumaker win PGA Quarter Century Championships, Zimmerman wins Half Century

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, while Bob Zimmerman of Port St. Lucie captured the PGA Half Century Championship.
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).
Zimmerman 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.
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