Golf, horseshoe news

Golf action at the Key Royale Club got started Oct. 1 with the men playing a nine-hole modified-Stableford system match in the morning. Gary Razze earned clubhouse bragging rights with a score of plus-4. Right on his heels and tied for second place were John Cassese and Tom Nelson, who had matching scores of plus-3.

The women got out on the course Oct. 2 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match. Tootie Wagner earned medalist honors in Flight A with a 3-under-par 29.

Flight B honors went to Merry Turner with a 1-over-par 33. Ellen Boin and Sue Wheeler finished tied for second place with matching 2-over-par 34s.

Amy Tripp managed a chipin on the first hole to round out the women’s golf action.

The men were back on the course Oct. 4 for a nine-hole scramble. The team of Marty Hicks, Jerry Martinek and Larry Pippel combined on a 6-under-par 26 to win the day’s proceedings. Second place went to the team of Bob Leeham, Dan Richardson, Bill Shuman and Quinten Talbert with a score of 4-under-par 28.


Horseshoe news

Two teams emerged from pool play and battled for the day’s championship during Oct. 3 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

The team of Norm Good and Gary Howcroft rallied from an early deficit to record a dramatic 21-20 come-from-behind victory over Tom Skoloda and Tim Sofran and capture the day’s bragging rights.

The Oct. 6 games saw the team of Hank Huyghe and Sofran emerge as outright champs after forging the lone 3-0 record during pool play.

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.


Center rolls out the mat for wrestling

The Center of Anna Maria Island again will host youth wrestling this fall.

The staff will teach techniques to all experience levels.          Will Schenerlein, Felix Ossuna-Cotto, William Hermaneau, Eric Tamayo, Ivan Gaeta and Rob Alderson will coach the sport.

The club will travel to weekend tournaments and practice 5:15 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. A third practice will be added later in the season, which will start Nov. 9.

Registration is required by Saturday, Nov. 3.

The cost is $100 for center members and $130 for nonmembers.

For more information, visit the center at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, or call the center at 941-778-1908.


Gulf Coast fishing tourney set for Shack landing

Cortez will be home to the eighth annual Gulf Coast Open Fishing Tournament presented by the Southern Kingfish Association.

The tournament will be conducted Oct. 12-13 at the Seafood Shack Marina, Bar and Grill, 4110 127th St. W.

Registration will be 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, followed by a captain’s meeting.

Weigh-in will be 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

First-place is a guaranteed payout of $10,000.

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