MASON — Mick Winebrenner of Racine has won the 2008 championship of the Riverside Senior Men’s Golf League.
Winebrenner scored a total of 324 points to defeat runner-up Paul Somerville who had 312 points. The two came in to the final week of play tied in the standings.
In third place was Carl Stone with a total of 291.5 points, followed by the rest of the top 10 of Jim Gress (265), Ken Whited (260.5), Kenny Greene (256.5), Curtis Grubb (246), Haskel Jones (245), Gary Minton (242) and Don Waldie (236).
The final day of play drew 72 players to make up 18 teams of four players and 18 points possible to the winner. The low score for the day was 60 and was shot by the team of Chuck Stanley, Jim Lawrence, Jack Maloney and Don Waldie.
In second place with a score of 61 was the team of Bill Yoho, Chet Thomas, Toad Phalin and Jack Fox. There was a two-way tie for third with scores of 62 between the teams of Mick Winebrenner, Mac McCarty, Russ Wood and Harley Rice and Tom Nunnery, Ed Wilson, Dick Dugan and Clark Greene.
The closest to the pin winners were Donnie Fields on the ninth hole and Steve Safford on hole No. 14.
Immediately following Tuesday’s rounds the players took part in the 2008 Senior Shoot-out with all of the closest to the pin winners for the season getting a chance to win prizes.
All three winners were from Point Pleasant led by first place winner Steve Safford, runner-up Paul Somerville and third place Paul Maynard.
The 2008 season ended with a weekly average of 66 players per week. Four weeks of 40 players or less kept the average just under 70 participants. A grand total of 135 different players played at least one week during the year.
The daily record for players was broken this year with 86 players taking part early in the season. The low score for the season was 55.
Following Tuesday’s season finale the teams were treated to breakfast and door prizes.
Next season’s play will start the first Tuesday in April.