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Sports – 12-11-2013

By Kevin Cassidy, Islander Reporter

Mike Pritchett takes on the par 3 third hole at the Key Royale Club golf course with a 145-yard hole-in-one during a nine-hole scramble match Dec. 5. Islander Photo: Courtesy Gary Duncan

Old standbys — golf, horseshoes — fill weekly sports card

 

Topping another busy week of golf at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach is a hole-in-one by Mike Pritchett during a nine-hole scramble Dec. 5.

Pritchett aced the 145-yard par 3 third hole using his 8-iron to spark his team — Dave Richardson, Dan Richardson and Bruce Allen — to a 5-under-par 27 and a first-place finish. The team of Quentin Talbert, Lex Halakan, Bob Lang and Tony Butzek matched the 4-under-par carded by Dick Mills, Jerry Elson, Ken Rickett and Brian Bishop to finish in a tie for second place.

The Key Royale women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net match along with a two-best-balls-of-the team game Dec. 3.

Helen Pollock fired a 3-under-par 29 to grab first place in Flight A by one shot over Brenda Solleveld, alone in second with a 2-under-par 30. Heather Blane took third place with a 1-under-par 31.

Barb Estok and Meredith Slavin both carded 1-over-par 33s to tie for first place in Flight B. Beth Lindeman, Christina Mason and Kris Landkammer all finished at 2-over-par 34 to tie for second.

Judy Ward’s 1-under-par 31 put her at first place in Flight C by three shots over second-place finisher Kathy Porter, who finished with a 34.

Marcia O’Brien carded a 2-under-par 30 to take first place in Flight D. Shirley Cessna was alone in second place on even-par 32.

The team of Meredith Slavin, Brenda Solleveld, Maxine Mitchell and Heather Blane combined on a 79 to win the game of the day.

The men got out for a pair of nine-hole matches Dec. 2, including a best-ball-of-foursome match in the morning. The team of Pieter Thomassen, Jim Macvicar, Pete Weir and Jerry Taylor combined on a 10-under-par 22 to grab first place. Three teams tied at 7-under 25.

Later in the day, the men teed off in a quota-points match. Rich Papini grabbed individual honors with a plus-4, while the team of Ken Rickett, Brian Bishop, Dan Richardson and Dave Richardson won the team title with a minus-1.

The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net match Nov. 30. Gino Di Clemente carded a 2-under-par 62 to grab a two-shot victory. Tom Lewis was alone in second place with an even-par 64.

 

Horseshoe news

Dave Lansaw and Dom Livedoti were the only team to manage a 3-0 pool-play record and, as such, were the outright champs Dec. 7 during action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Dec. 4 action saw three teams emerge from pool play to battle for the day’s bragging rights. Bill Wright and Bob Palmer drew the bye and watched as John Crawford and  Karl Thomas rolled past Gene Bobeldyk and Roy Vickers by a 23-2 score. Crawford and Thomas stayed hot in the finals, easily defeating the Wright-Palmer team 21-7.

Play gets underway 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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