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Sports – 12-28-2011

Kevin Cassidy, Islander Reporter

Dick Eichorn teamed up with Earl Huntzinger to win the Dec. 19 best-ball-of-partners match at the Key Royale Club.

Earl Huntzinger played to win a Dec. 19 best-ball-of-partners match at the Key Royale Club.

Bella and Jack Love of Cortez pose for a photo with U23 U.S. Oympic soccer team members Michael Stephens, midfielder for L.A. Galaxy; Sheanon Williams, defender for Philadelphia Union; and Freddy Adu, forward for Philadelphia Union and the U.S. National team. The players were at IMG in Bradenton before Christmas to train for the Summer Olympics. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

Soccer star Freddy Adu, 22, who turned pro at age 14, poses with fans Bella and Jack Love. Islander Photo: Karen Riley-Love

Looks a lot like golf week on AMI

 

There was a lot of golf during the week leading up to Christmas at the Key Royale Club. The action got started Dec. 18 with the men playing an 18-hole individual-low-net match. Earl Richie carded a 7-under-par 57 to take first place, while Bob Elliott took second place at 5-under-par 59.

Dec. 19 saw the men played a nine-hole, best-ball-of-partners match. The team of Earl Huntzinger and Dick Eichorn torched the course with a 13-under-par 19. Dave Kruger and John Kollieski took second place with a 6-under-par 26.

The men played a nine-hole, modified Stableford match Dec. 20. Jim Helgeson took individual honors with a plus-4, while the team of Dick Eichorn, John Estok, Bill Melvin and Merrit Fineout won the team title.

On Dec. 20, the women took the course for a nine-hole individual-low-net and low-gross-in-flight match. Cindy Miller and Marlyn Thorton both carded 2-under-par 30 to tie for first place, while Judy Squier was one shot back.

Heather Pritchard’s 7-under-par 25 gave her first place in Flight B. Meredith Slavin was two shots back in second place.

Joyce Reith carded a 3-under-par 29 to take first place in Flight C. Mardene Eichhorn was two shots back in second place.

Trish Kruger and Sally York both carded 3-under-par 29 to tie for first place in Flight D. Nell Bergstrom was two shots back in second, while Eunice Warda took third place with a 2-over-par 34.

Cindy Miller’s 8-over-par 40 was the low-gross score of the day and gave her first place in Flight A. Meredith Slavin and Heather Pritchard were both a shot back at 41, which topped the low score for Flight B. Joyce Reith’s 46 gave her first place in Flight C, while Trish Kruger’s 49 topped Flight D.

The men played an 18-hole individual-low-net match Dec. 21. Dick Eichorn and Pete Weir tied for first place with matching 6-under-par 58s, while Carl Voyles and Dave Kruger finished in a tie for second at 5-under-par 59.

The men played a nine-hole team scramble Dec. 22. The team of Rich Papinni, Mike Pritchett, John Purcell and Tom Nelson matched the 4-under-par 28 carded by the team of Dick Mills, Gerry Ellison, Lance Ellison and Bill Melvin to finish in a tie.

Dec. 23 saw a coed nine-hole best-ball-of-foursome match won by Nel Bergstrom, Jane Winegarden, Sue Little and Tom Warda with a 5-under-par 27.

 

Horseshoe news

Eight teams participated in Christmas Eve horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits, where three teams advanced to the knockout round. In the first semifinal match, Art Kingstad and Jay Disbrow rolled past Hank Huyghe by a 21-5 score. The finals saw Sam Samuels and Jerry Disbrow destroy Kingstad and Jay Disbrow by a 21-1 score.

Four teams advanced to the knockout stage during Dec. 21 horseshoe action. Jay Disbrow and Sam Samuels defeated Jerry Disbrow and Alan Ward 21-11 in the first semifinal match. The second match saw Tim Sofran and Bruce Munro edge Bob Palmer and George McKay 21-18 to advance. In the final match, Sofran and Munro rolled to a 21-6 victory over Jay Disbrow and Samuels.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

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