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Updated: 02/27/2014 08:00:05AM

Around the links: a local golf roundup

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By DAVID H. RINALD

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Placid Lakes ladies play individual points format

The Placid Lakes golfing ladies enjoyed an “Individual Points with Handicap” tournament Tuesday, Feb. 18. Carol Olsen finished first with 56 points. Pat Haas was second with 55, Karen Wallin took third at 49 with Geri Bramos and Pam Thomas in fourth and fifth at 45 and 44 points respectively.

Placid Lakes men see two best ball tourney

The Placid Lakes men played a “Two Best Ball” tournament Wednesday, Feb. 9. A match-of-cards was necessary to decide the outcome of all three places as a trio of teams marched into the clubhouse with scores of 26. When all was said and done, first place went to Bob Bauman, Jeff Harstine, Gene Ransom and Val Rodriguez. Second was awarded to Darrell Gardner, Jack Marceau, Bud Snyder and Terry Moss and the third-place team was comprised of Bill Brinegar, Frank Fisher and Howard Ticknor.

Howard Ticknor was closest-to-the-pin at hole number two.

Little Lambs International tournament at Placid Lakes

Placid Lakes Country Club hosted a fundraising golf tournament for Little Lambs International, an organization which supports, among other things, an orphanage in Guatemala to which the proceeds of this tournament, held Saturday, Feb. 22, were applied.

The winners in the First Flight low gross were Brent Sueppel, Scott Jovanelli with Butch and Shane Ward. The First Flight low-net winners were Scott Honkala, Blair Ketola, David Somero and Daniel Valderrama. Second Flight low-net winners were Jehu and Art Tolson, Craig Rosen and Tim Landers.

Terry Miller, Rick Rankin, Sam Rogers and Anthony Haney received awards for being closest-to-the-pin at holes 2, 6, 11, and 13 respectively. Rich Rankin had the longest drive at hole number 4 while Debbie Boverhof blasted the straightest drive at hole number 18.

Project Graduation golf tourney to be March 29

Placid Lakes Country Club will host a golf tournament fundraiser for Project Graduation, Saturday, March 29. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation, an organization which provides a safe, fun, alcohol and drug-free party for Lake Placid High School seniors following commencement each spring.

The tournament’s fees are $60 per person or $240 for a team of four and a hole sponsorship which also includes cart, green fees and a meal following play. A hole sponsorship alone is available at $50. Payment is due by March 22, and checks can be mailed to Lake Placid Project Graduation; P.O. Box 415; Lake Placid, Fl., 33862.

For further information, contact Charlotte McQuillen, Chairman of LPHS Project Graduation, at 863-633-8450.

Lake June West ladies play weekly best ball

Lake June West’s ladies took to the links Monday, Feb. 17, for their weekly “Best Ball” tournament. Two teams tied for first place at 32. Following a match-of-cards Joanne McGill, Margaret Schultz, Lynn Husen and Carol Boucher were slated for first place with Helene Mellon, Mary Malone, Janice Barringer, Charlotte Mathew and Carol Cobert taking second. In third, at 35, was the foursome of Jane Roush, Kay Kalusniak, Betty Billau and Betty Bevard. The fourth-place aggregation was comprised of Barb Kamheiser, Eva Huffman, Betty Kincheloe and Jan Mann with a score of 36.

Nancy Coon was closest-to-the-pin at hole number two, her shot stopping 3 feet, 1 inch from the cup. Wanda Jones was closest to number four at 5 feet, 8 inches while Joanne McGill made things interesting at number eight at 13 inches.

Lake June West men play weekly tourney, too

The Lake June West men enjoyed their “Best Ball” tournament Wednesday, Feb. 19, with Sonny Shelton, Bill Fowler, Rod Martin and Walt Nagel taking first place at 37. In second, at 39, were Joe Swartz, Dick Lathrop, Gene Ray, Jerry Ingersoll and Bud York. The third-place team was made up of Ron Cobert, Art Schmeltz, Don Boulton, Pat Houlihan and John Ruffo. They shot 40.

Jack Maginnis was closest-to-the-pin at hole number two at 10 feet. Rod Martin had the honors at number four at 14 feet while Bud York was closest to number eight at 2 feet, 8 inches.

Mixed scramble at Lake June West links

The Lake June West golfers played their Mixed Scramble Thursday, Feb. 20. Three teams jammed the winner’s circle with cards of 48. When all was sorted out, first place was awarded to Joe and Joyce Swartz, Harry Bentz, Beth Schuenke, Doyan and Donna Eades, and Joanne McGill. Second place went to Ron and Carol Cobert, Rick and Wendy Freeman with Bob and Verna Knishka. Taking third was the aggregation of Dick and Norma Denhart, Beth and Ralph Little, Pat Houlihan and Wanda Jones.

Joanne McGill was closest-to-the-pin at hole number two at 5 feet, 11 inches. Mary McNamee was closest to number eight at 8 feet, 1 1/2 inches while Rick Freeman had the honors at number four, 5 feet, 10 inches from the cup.




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