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Sports – 04-23-2014

By Kevin Cassidy, Islander Reporter

Key Royale golf news

 

The men got out on the links at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach April 14 for a pair of golf matches. The morning saw a nine-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome match. The team of Charlie Knopp, Chet Hutton and Jim Auch torched the course to the tune of a 16-under-par 48 to finish in first place for the morning. The team of Dave Kruger, Jon Lindwall, Al Pollock and Jim Lathrop finished in second place.

Later in the day, the men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford System or quota points game with individual winners and a team competition. Bill Koche fired a plus-5, finishing five points higher than his average point total to win first place. Second place went to Dennis Schavey who finished at plus-4.

Koche and Schavey also were part of the first place team that included Dale Hudson and Art McMillan on a score of plus-4.

The men got out again April 17 for a nine-hole, four-person scramble. The team of Barry Izzard, Larry Pippel, John Cassese and Earl Ritchie combined on a 5-under-par 27 to earn a one-stroke victory, followed by the team of Jon Holcomb, Dave Kruger, Gary Silke and Dennis Schavey with a 28.

Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play during April 16 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. In a tight matchup, the team of Norm Good and Dom Livedoti edged the team of Jerry Disbrow and Adin Shank 21-19 to earn bragging rights for the day.

Two teams also advanced to the knockout round during the April 19 horseshoe games. The team of Bruce Munrol and Rod Bussey rolled past John Crawford and Hank Huyghe 21-10 to earn the day’s title.

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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