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Bradenton team confirmed as champion of 45th annual Florida Senior Tournament

Final, official standings have been posted for the Florida State Senior Handicap Championships in Spring Hill.
Final, official standings have been posted for the Florida State Senior Handicap Championships in Spring Hill.
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A Bradenton team has been confirmed as winner of the four-player event in the 45th annual Florida State Senior Handicap Championship tournament in Spring Hill, according to the recently released final prize list.

Mike Sherman Pest Control -- consisting of Ron Smith, Clyde McCleary, Mike Sherman and Manuel Garcia -- posted the winning handicap pinfall of 2,857, good for a $625 payoff.

Another team representing the Sarasota-Manatee County USBC Bowling Association, Southern Edge Pro Shop II of Venice -- consisting of Mike Hudson, Norma Fathauer, Valerie Shinn and Daryl Shinn -- finished eighth with a score of 2,749 to collect $351.

Two area players, Hudson and Bruce Combs, had third-place leaderboard finishes. Hudson earned his position in the 60-64 age category in singles with a score of 762, and Combs' high placement came in 60-64 all-events with 1,486.

Competing in the 55-59 age group, Rick Wight of Sarasota claimed the No. 5 spot in handicap all-events with 1,493, and he tied for tenth place in singles with 743. Also posting a fifth-place position was Al Lange of Port Charlotte with a score of 1,447 in the 70-over age division.

Other area bowlers with Top 10 finishes were: Suzy Jennings of Osprey, tied for sixth in 50-54 singles (744); Bill Bickley of Sarasota, eighth in nine-game handicap all-events (2,233); and Kevin Reichenbach of Sarasota and Sandy Combs of Bradenton, eighth and ninth, respectively, in 50-54 all-events with scores of 1,426 and 1,415.

The following recapitulation includes final, official champions in each event, plus the names of all Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte entrants in the Top 10, or the highest such finisher if not in the Top 10 (along with prize winnings and low-to-cash scores):

  • TEAM EVENT: 1, Mike Sherman Pest Control of Bradenton 2,857 ($625); 8, Southern Edge Pro Shop II of Venice 2,749 ($351). Low cash: 2,660.
  • DOUBLES EVENT: 1, Frank Notar and Larry Barwick of Wauchula 1,555 ($400); tie 14th, Clyde McCleary and Ron Smith of Bradenton 1,437 ($204.66). Low cash: 1,367.
  • SINGLES 70-PLUS: 1, Jackie Keele of Tallahassee 793 ($225); 13, Al Lange of Port Charlotte 722 ($94). Low cash: 688.
  • SINGLES 65-69: 1, Manny Gonzalez of Miami 806 ($230); 13, Bill Bickley of Sarasota 744 ($86). Low cash: 707.
  • SINGLES 60-64: 1, Mike Lowry of Zellwood 792 ($225); 3, Mike Hudson of Sarasota 762 ($124). Low cash: 706.
  • SINGLES 55-59: 1, Pam Moore of North Fort Myers 798 ($250); tie 10, Richard Wight of Sarasota 743 ($67.50). Low cash: 710.
  • SINGLES 50-54: 1, Karen Brown of Tallahassee 830 ($250); tie 6, Suzy Jennings of Osprey 744 ($72.50). Los cash: 709.
  • ALL-EVENTS 70-PLUS: 1, John Atwood of Jacksonville 1,485 ($90); 5, Al Lange of Port Charlotte 1,447 ($27). Low cash: 1,358.
  • ALL-EVENTS 65-69: 1, Manny Gonzalez of Miami 1,515 ($90); 12, Ron Smith of Bradenton 1,461 ($19). Low cash: 1,400.
  • ALL-EVENTS 60-64: 1, Mike Lowry of Zellwood 1,560 ($90); 3, Bruce Combs of Bradenton 1,486 ($34). Low cash: 1,399.
  • ALL-EVENTS 55-59: 1, Custer Redman of The Villages 1,523 ($90); 5, Richard Wight of Sarasota 1.493 ($15). Low cash: 1,407.
  • ALL-EVENTS 50-54: 1, Karen Brown of Tallahassee 1,561 ($70); 8, Kevin Reichenbach of Sarasota 1,426 ($11); 9, Sandy Combs of Bradenton 1,415 ($10). Low cash: 1,399.
  • 9-GAME ALL-EVENTS SCRATCH: 1, James Emanuelson of Tallahassee 2,231 ($140), tie 25, Gil Sliker of Sarasota 2,026 ($25.50). Low cash: 2,017.
  • 9-GAME ALL-EVENTS HANDICAP: 1, Tom Cook of Zellwood 2,302 ($125); 8, Bill Bickley of Sarasota 2,233 ($35). Low cash: 2,053.

For a link to the complete prize list, click here.

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