Key Royale golf news

Golf action Christmas week at the Key Royale Club was limited to a shamble played Dec. 27. First place went to the team of Scott Mitchell, Bob Reid and Kevin Mitchell, who combined on a 3-under-par 29.

The men played a nine-hole, modified-Stableford system match Dec. 17. Art McMillan fired a plus-6 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. Bill Brodie and Joe Cassese both finished at plus-5 in a tie for second place.

The women played a nine-hole, individual low-net match in three flights Dec. 18.

Phyllis Roe fired an even-par 32 to grab first place in Flight A.

Sue Wheeler’s 4-under-par 28 gave her first place and a wide margin in Flight C, after Jan Turner came in second with a 1-over-par 33.

Susan VanOrsdel’s 5-under-par 27 gave her the low-net round of the day and first place in Flight D.

Horseshoe news

Three teams emerged from pool play and battled for the day’s supremacy Dec. 19 during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.

Bob Rowley drew the lucky bye into the finals and watched as Hank Huyghe and Bob Palmer edged Myles Macleod and Tim Sofran by 22-19. Huyghe and Palmer rolled to a 23-5 win over Rowley in the finals.

Three teams also advanced to the knockout stage during Dec. 22 action. Sofran and Gene Bobeldyk got the bye and were witness to Palmer and Gary Howcroft’s come-from-behind 24-16 victory over Macleod and Neil Hennessey. The finals produced an epic 21-20 victory for Palmer and Howcroft.

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.

Adult soccer finals in long weather delay

The adult soccer league championships scheduled for Dec. 20 at the Center of Anna Maria Island were rained out and have not been rescheduled, according to recreation director Will Schenerlein.

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