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

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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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