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Updated: 04/17/2014 08:00:03AM

Around the links: a local golf roundup

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Dave Lindeman hails from Michigan. He comes down to Sebring in December after deer hunting season closes up north.


Kareen Bogart from Green Bay, Wis. winters at Sun n' Lake in Sebring.


Journal correspondent Tom Meisenheimer and his wife Pat will head back to Wisconsin in early May for a son's graduation from the University of Wisconsin. Another son is an alumni of the University of Florida.


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Placid Lakes ladies play “best ball” tournament

Members of the Women’s Golf Association of Placid Lakes turned out for a “Best Ball” tournament Tuesday, April 8. Gail Ladig teamed with Judy Thompson, Pat Haas and Joan Sniffen to win the event with a combined card of -18. In second, at -17, were Von Lacy, Carol Olsen, Handan Schneider and Karen Wallin. The third-place team consisted of Alice Bitzer, Bobbie Miller and Gloria Ziegler at -14.

Alice Bitzer was closest-to-the-pin at hole number 11, her shot coming to rest 12 feet, 2 inches from the cup. Pat Haas won the chip-in competition at hole number 6.

“One, two best ball” sets play for Placid Lakes men

The golfing men of Placid Lakes played a “One Best Ball Front — Two Best Balls Back” tournament Wednesday, April 9. The winning foursome consisted of Tom Lacy, Bob McMillian, Howard Ticknor and Wayne Wood. They shot -27. In second, at -23, was the trio of Tony Grande, Gary Huffman and Mike Ketring. Taking third place, with a card of -22, were Lane Capp, Dan King, Bob Sheets and Jim Rosymarynowski. Fourth-place was comprised of Bill Brinegar, Ed Bartusch, Russ Isaacs and Henry Shaw. They shot -21.

Jim Rosymarynowski was closest-to-the-pin at hole number 11, just 7 feet away.

Lake June West ladies meet for weekly tourney

The Lake June West ladies enjoyed their weekly “Best Ball” tournament Monday, April 7. Annie Hall combined with Charlotte Mathew and Mary Malone to take first place with a combined card of 36. Joyce Swartz, Doris Weeks and Betty Kincheloe were second at 37 while Kathy Armstrong, Janice Barringer and Pat Asmus were third with a score of of 38.

Jane Roush was closest-to-the-pin at hole number two, her shot coming to rest 9 feet, 5 inches from the cup. Kim Fiers was closest to number four at 6 feet, 9 inches while Joyce Swartz had the honors at number eight, 8 feet, 4 inches from paydirt.

Sottile Memorial golf tourney held Saturday

Placid Lakes Country Club hosted the annual Lake Placid Athletic Association Nick Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, April 12. 100 golfers turned out to enjoy a day on the greens as well as the post-tournament meal. The event honors the memory of Nicholas Sottile, Florida Highway Patrolman who heroically gave his life protecting citizens of this area.

The tournament was a low gross — low net event with two flights. In Flight 1 the low gross winners were Dan and Nathan Coomes, Darin Sapp and Mike Moore with a score of -19. The low net competition was won by Jeff and Joel Webber, Leroy Kaylor and Steve Young with a score of 46.6.

The low gross winners of Flight 2 were Smokey Smiling, Mark and Dino Cram with Tom Nemeth at -11. The low net winners were Ricky Carnahan, Taylor Wells, Logan Smith and Justin Duncan. They carded 45.0.

Gene Spires was closest-to-the-pin at hole number 13, his shot stopping just 2 feet, 3 inches from the cup. Joel Webber had the honors in the closest-to-the-line drive at hole number 18.

“Best ball” sets pace for Lake June West men

The Lake June West Men’s Golf Association members played a “Best Ball” tournament Wednesday, April 9, with Ron West, Don Boulton, Orville Huffman and Walt Nagel taking first place at 41. In second, at 43, were Ron Cobert, Art Schmeltz, Fred Neer and Angelo Iorlano.

Ron West was closest-to-the-pin at hole number two, 11 feet from the cup. Bill Fowler was closest to hole number four, stretching the boundaries of the course a bit at 23 feet. Rob Cobert was close, but far, from number eight at 17 feet.

Mixed scramble at Lake June West links

The Lake June West golfers turned out for their weekly Mixed Scramble Thursday, April 10. A match-of-cards was required to decide first and second places as two teams came into the club house at 51. The winners were Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau, Charlotte Mathew, Susie Boland with Dennis and Diane Roush. Taking second place were Ron and Carol Cobert, Harry and Jane Roush with Bob and Elaine Orr. The third-place team, which shot 53, was made up of Orville and Eva Huffman, Brent Schumacher, Beth Schuenke with Tom and Margaret Schultz.

Jane Roush was closest-to-the-pin at hole number two, her shot stopping 5 feet, 6 inches from the cup. Betty Billau was closest to number eight at 10 feet, 9 inches while Harry Roush had the honors for the men at number four, 11 feet, 11 inches from paydirt.