Carl Cooper wins 2011 Bridgestone Golf STPGA Senior Series Tour Championship

Humble’s Carl Cooper capped off the 2011 Bridgestone Golf STPGA Senior Series 2011 schedule by firing a score of 4-under-par, 69-71—140 on the Gary Player Course at The Woodlands Country Club to win the season-ending Senior Series Tour Championship.

Cooper finished four strokes better than a trio of professionals to take the tournament’s overall competition and Senior Division, earning winnings of $1,750.

The win was Cooper’s third in Senior Series competition in 2011; he topped tournaments at Canongate at Lake Windcrest in Magnolia and The Quarry Golf Club in San Antonio earlier in the year.

In addition, Cooper has victories in the Southern Texas PGA’s 2011 Spring Classic and the Section’s 2011 Senior Professional Championship to his credit.

Knotted in second place were Houston’s Steve Parker at 73-71—144, Troy Schleicher of The Woodlands at 74-70—144, and Aurelio Macias of Houston at 70-74—144. All three won $790 in Senior Division winnings.

Garry Antunes of Henderson finished fifth, posting a total of 73-74—147 for winnings of $650.

A pair of golfers finished first and second in the tournament’s Super Senior Division. Rex Caldwell won that group with a score of 69-76—145, good for earnings of $930. Frank Conner, 2010 Senior Series Player of the Year, finished in second place at 70-79—149 and won $700.

Houston’s Juan Diaz, at 73-77—150, took third place and a check for $610, and The Woodlands’ Sherwood Stewart finished fourth and won $560 for his score of 7279—151.

Steve Veriato of San Marcos and Wayne Wright of Fort Worth finished in a fifth-place tie, posting scores of 73-80—153 and 77-76—152, respectively, for winnings of $420 each.

Amateur Bob Hullender of San Antonio carded a 76-75—151 total to win the tournament’s Veteran Division and a merchandise certificate of $720.

He was followed in second place by Ben Graves of Kingwood, who went 75-80—155 and took home $480. Marty Fleckman of Cypress won $360 for finishing third at 80-76—156.

For complete results of the 2011 Bridgestone Golf STPGA Senior Series Tour Championship, please click here.


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