John Holcomb, left, rallied for a 1-up victory over Ron Pritchard to win the 2013 Key Royale Men’s Club Championship. Islander Photos: Courtesy Ed Havlik
Bob Elliott reminds folks he remains a winner at age 96 with a Feb. 9 win in the 18-hole, individual-low-net match.
KRC champ crowned, playoffs loom in center football
Facing a three-shot deficit with four holes to play, John Holcomb won the last four holes of his Feb. 12 match against Ron Pritchard to earn a 1-up win in the 2013 Key Royale Club Men’s Championship.
In regular golf action, the men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net match Feb. 12. Bill Gallagher’s personal-best gross score of 38 gave him a 9-under-par 56 net score and a four-shot lead over a trio of players.
Jim Mixon, Al Kaiser and Jim Helgeson tied for second place at 4-under-par 60, while Jim Thorton was alone in third with a 61.
The club women took over the course for an individual-low-net-in-flight match Feb. 12.
Laura Purcell rode a birdie on the sixth hole to a 2-under-par 30 to take first place in Flight A by two shots over second-place finisher Judy Crowe, who also birdied on six. Lynn Dailey and Joy Kaiser tied for third place with matching 33s.
Penny Williams carded the low round of the day with a 6-under-par 26 and first place in Flight B. One shot back in second place was Heather Pritchard, while Sue Little was alone in third place with a 3-under-par 29.
Marty Clark, Judy Ward, Terry Westby and Sue Wheeler each carded 1-under-par 31 to finish in a four-way tie for first place in Flight C.
Barb Renk and Marcia O’Brien tied for first place in Flight D with matching 3-under-par 29s. Nell Bergstrom was one shot back in second place, while Sally Keys finished third with a 31.
Judy Crowe, Margret Layh and Laura Purcell combined for a gross score of 83 to win the two-best-balls team game.
Jan Jump, Judy Ward and Rita Allen all had chipins on their round.
The men played a two-best-balls-of-foursome match Feb. 11. The team of Jim Auch, Bill Martin, Paul Kaemmerlen and Rich Beunbelle combined on a 15-under-par 49. Tom Lewis, Tom O’Brien, Harold McKammish and Tony Niewyk were two shots back in second, while Dave Kruger, Al Pollock, Bill Anderson and Tom Minse were alone in third with a 52.
The men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford or quota points game the afternoon of Feb. 11. Art McMillan and Dave VandeVrede tied for first place in the individual category with plus-4.
The team of Merritt Fineout, Mike Gille, Barry Anderson and John Cassese combined to card a plus-3 to tie Buddy Fox, Fred Miller, Bill Koche and Earl Ritchie.
Bob Elliott fired a 1-under-par — 33 shots lower than his age — to take first place in the men’s 18-hole, individual-low-net match played Feb. 9. Elliott continues to ask, “Who says 96 is too old to play golf?”
Gary Harris, Tom Lewis and Carl Voyles were two shots back in a three-way tie for second place.
NFL leagues log look to playoffs
Teams in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL flag football leagues moved closer to their second season — playoffs — last week.
With only a few weeks to go before the “win or go home” playoffs, teams are jockeying for seeding position and hoping for favorable matchups.
Integrity Sound continues to lead the 14-17 division with a 7-1 record, but the 6-2 West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers are on their heels, closely followed by the 5-3 Lobstahs Colts and the 4-4 Walter & Associates Bears. Eat Here Packers and Beach to Bay Construction Browns follow in the 14-17 standings.
Ross Built Dolphins are 8-0 and threatening to run away with the top seed in the 11-13 division. Holy Cow Cardinals follow in second place with a 5-1 record, while Lobstahs Buccaneers are in third place with a 4-4 record. The high-scoring Beach Bums Ravens, Mr. Bones Colts, Walter & Associates Bears and Edgewater Realty Jaguars follow in the standings.
The 8-10 division continues to be a log jam with three teams battling for top seed. Coastal Orthopedic Bears lead at 7-2, but LPAC Cardinals and Lobstahs Browns aren’t far behind at 6-2. Miller Electric Chargers and Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings are 4-4 with Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins, Air & Energy Jets and Beach Bistro Buccaneers bringing up the back end of the 8-10 standings.
Air & Energy Jets pulled off a big upset Feb. 16, defeating the second-place LPAC Cardinals 19-12. Tyler Brewer caught one touchdown pass while throwing two touchdown passes in the victory. Josh Calhoun had two touchdown receptions and hooked up with Brewer for a touchdown pass. Daniel Sentman completed the scoring with an extra-point reception.
Jack Groves and Brewer both had four flag pulls and an interception to pace the defense along with Calhoun, who also received an interception.
Eli Heskin and Daniel Fritz led LPAC with a touchdown run each in the loss. William Batey, Thomas Heckler and Fritz each had two flag pulls, while Cole Pearson had an interception to lead the defense.
Lobstahs Buccaneers edged Beach Bums Ravens 41-40 in the 11-13 game of the week. Quarterback Joe Rogers threw three touchdown passes, two to Jean Paul Russo, who added three touchdown runs, two extra points and a two-point conversion in the victory. Trevor Meek added a touchdown reception and an extra point to round out the scoring.
Beach Bums Ravens were led by Matthew Manger-Denigris who threw five touchdown passes, including two each to Dylan Doyle and John Smith. Steele Quinard added another touchdown reception, while Smith and Ryan Doyle each added two-point conversions to complete the Ravens scoring.
Dylan Doyle, Ryan Doyle and Smith each had interceptions. Smith led all players with eight flag pulls.
Lobstahs Colts gained on West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers with a 12-7 win in 14-17 division action Feb. 11.
Quarterback Danny Doyle threw two touchdown passes to Hunter Parrish to account for the Colts scoring. Defensively, Doyle, Parrish and Burke McCampbell-Hill led the way with four flag pulls each, while Brennan Collier added an interception.
The Buccaneers were led by Zach Stewart, who completed 14 passes, including a touchdown pass to Tony Sperduto and an extra point. Jack Shinn led the Bucs with four flag pulls.
The adult coed NFL Flag Football League heads into the final weeks of its regular season with several teams still in the hunt for top seed.
The AFC is led by the Sun Bills and Florida Discount Signs Colts at 5-1. Southern Greens Seahawks are right behind at 4-2 for a shot at the top spot. Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings and BY Construction Bears follow at 2-4, while Duncan Real Estate Cardinals and the winless Slim’s Place Patriots bring up the rear.
The NFC currently has four teams sitting at 4-2 and tied for first place. Waterfront Restaurant Dolphins, Duffy’s Tavern Raiders, Lobstahs Lions and Sato Real Estate Browns all hold a one-game lead over Beach to Bay Construction Ravens and Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants with Harrington House Buccaneers holding down the bottom of the standings.
Four teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records, ready to battle for the title in Feb. 16 horseshoe action at the horseshoe pits at Anna Maria City Hall.
Gene Bobeldyk and Bruce Munro rolled past John Johnson and Steve Doyle 21-10 in the first semifinal, while Bob Mason and Adin Shank edged Tom Skoloda and Don Buchholz 21-18 in the second match. The finals were all Bobeldyk and Munro in a 24-3 victory.
Four teams advanced to the knockout stage during Feb. 13 horseshoe action. John Johnson and Bob Palmer slid past Sam Samuels and Bill Wright 21-20 in the first match, while Bill Fox and Paul Sheatler rolled over John Crawford and Larry Delarber 22-7 in the second pairing. Johnson and Palmer edged Fox and Sheatler 21-20 in the finals.
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.
AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule
Feb. 22 6 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Lobstahs
Feb. 20 6 p.m. Lobstahs vs. Coastal Orthopedic
Feb. 22 6 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Bistro
Feb. 22 7 p.m. LPAC vs. Miller Elect
Feb. 22 8 p.m. Holy Cow vs. Ross Built
Feb. 25 6 p.m. Edgewater Realty vs. Walter & Assoc.
Feb. 25 7 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Mr. Bones
Feb. 25 8 p.m. Lobstahs vs. Integrity Sound
Feb. 26 6 p.m. Integrity Sound vs. Surf Shop
Feb. 26 7 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Eat Here
Feb. 26 8 p.m. Lobstahs vs. Walter & Assoc.
Feb. 20 7 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Sato RE
Feb. 20 8 p.m. Southern Green vs. Slim’s
Feb. 20 9 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Harrington House
Feb. 21 6 p.m. BY Construction vs. Duncan RE
Feb. 21 7 p.m. Lobstahs vs. Waterfront
Feb. 21 8 p.m. Tyler’s vs. FL Discount Signs
Feb. 21 9 p.m. Sun vs. Duffy’s Tavern
AMICC Adult Volleyball League schedule
Feb. 19 6:30 p.m. Lobstahs vs. IRE
Feb. 19 7:30 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs. Tyler’s
Feb. 19 8:30 p.m. Lobstahs vs. Tyler’s