Friday, November 24, 2017

Dunes Women's Golf League crowns champs


The Dunes Women's Golf League had its club championship tournament March 7 and 14.

Barbara Breesmen won the overall title with a two-round total of 156, nine strokes ahead of the field.

In Flight 1, Joy Figueredo shot a 165 to lead the pack, with Ro Newsome (185) finishing second. Karen Stacy (143) had the low handicap score.

In Flight 2, Rosi Moschinger (196) was the top competitor. Donna Rayne (208) followed, with Jackie McDonald (212) in third place. The top handicap scores were Judy Dalhaus (150), Sue Gripton (154) and Carol Allivato (160).

Flight 3 was led by Pat Arendt (202), Elsie King (210), Shirley Raulukaitis (210) and Sylvia Butler (218). Sue Um (144), King (150) and Raulukaitis (150) had the top handicap scores.

Flight 4 was won by Elaine Phillips (219); Ruth Smith (156) was the handicap champion.

The club championship was the final event of the golf year for the league. The new season began April 1.

New players are welcome. For information, call Karen Berch at (352) 382-2867.

PHCC BASEBALL PLAYERS HONORED: Pasco-Hernando Community College baseball players were recently named Players of the Week in Division II men's baseball by the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Shortstop Ryan Hutson recorded 17 RBI and 10 runs scored in six games and was named Player of the Week for March 4 to 10. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound sophomore hit for a .478 average and belted an inside-the-park grand slam. He is currently the second-leading hitter on the team with a .376 batting average, 47 hits and 33 RBI.

Bob Peck was named Pitcher of the Week for March 11 to 17. In a 9-1 win over nationally ranked Oakton Community College (Ill.), the righthander struck out six. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound freshman has a 2.81 ERA in 32 innings with a 5-0 record.

MARINER SINGLES BOWLING TOURNAMENT: The 17th annual Mariner Classic Singles Championship will begin at 1 p.m. April 21 at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill.

All bowlers with a 180 or higher U.S. Bowling Congress-sanctioned yearbook average are eligible to compete. The handicap will be based on 80 percent of 240.

Each competitor will toss six qualifying games, and the top five placers will move on to the stepladder finals. Scratch brackets will be available for those who wish to enter.

The entry fee is $50 per bowler; entries will close at noon.

For information, call Sue Mitchell at (352) 683-7576.

FIRST TEE CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: The First Tee of Brooksville Charity Golf Tournament will be April 16 at Southern Hills Plantation Club Golf Course in Brooksville.

A shotgun start is set for 10 a.m. The entry fee is $125 per golfer, $400 per foursome or $250 per golfer to play with one of the celebrities on hand. The fee includes prizes and an awards buffet barbecue lunch at 3 p.m.

The charity event will include PGA Tour winners Garrett Willis, Jerry Heard, Graham Marsh and Morris Hatalsky. Also playing will be former pro baseball players Butch Benton, Eddie Looper, Mike Walker and Tyrone Woods. Proceeds will benefit the youth participants in Brooksville's First Tee program.

For information, call Walker at (352) 540-3830 or send email to [email protected] or [email protected]

ADULT MIXED DOUBLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will host its second annual Cinco de Mayo Adult Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament on May 4 and 5 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The event will feature two divisions. Teams with a combined national tennis rating of 7 or above according to the U.S. Tennis Association will be placed in Division A; tandems with a combined rating of less than 7 will compete in Division B.

The cost is $20 per player; non-USTA members are welcome.

For information, call Don Kirby at (352) 584-2778 or Karen Lund at (352) 585-3733. Players may also send email to [email protected] or visit

HERNANDO WOMEN'S 500 CLUB BOWLING: The Hernando County Women's 500 Club will have its next tournament April 28 at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill.

The event will be an 8-pin no-tap tournament with two divisions: Class A (151 average and above) and Class B (150 average and below). Entrants must be members of the Hernando County Women's 500 Club, the Hernando County Women's Bowling Association, and the U.S. Bowling Congress.

The deadline to register is April 23, and applications are available at both Spring Hill Lanes and Mariner Lanes.

For information, call Sheila Wehrenberg at (352) 688-1575.

PARROTT FOOTBALL GOLF CLASSIC: The Parrott Middle School football program will have its Parrott Football Golf Classic on May 23 at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville.

Proceeds will go to the Parrott football team for the fall season. Registration fee is $75 per golfer or $300 per foursome. Platinum ($3,000), gold ($2,000), drink cart ($500) and hole ($125) sponsorships are available. Donations will also be accepted.

The entry fee includes greens fees, prizes and lunch. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m., with a barbecue lunch provided at noon. Rick Matthews GMC-Buick is sponsoring four hole-in-one prizes, including money, golf clubs, rounds of golf and a vacation package. There will also be a closest-to-the-pin contest, a longest drive contest, a 50-50 raffle and door prizes.

For information, contact James Ellis at (352) 279-0055, Dionne Brinson at (352) 279-5982 or Clarissa Parks at (352) 282-6687.

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Gifts from Home Support Our Troops Golf Tournament will be April 14 at Rivard Golf Club, off U.S. 41 south of Brooksville.

All proceeds go to Gifts from Home, which sends items to troops overseas in an effort to raise morale. The organization's funding comes from individual donations and fundraising events.

Registration fee is $35 per golfer or $140 per foursome. The cost includes greens fees, prizes and food.

The shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. There will be a closest-to-the-pin contest, a longest drive contest, a 50-50 raffle and a yard sale.

Entry forms may be picked up at Rivard.

For information, contact Larry or Linda Kidwell at (352) 684-4185 or [email protected]

FIREARMS CLASSES AND BENEFIT EVENT: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee, is offering firearms safety classes over the next few months.

The next class dates will be April 20, May 1, May 18 and June 5. A special "ladies only" class will be held on June 15. All classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The course covers lessons about the basics of firearm safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. The class includes practice time on the range.

Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit.

Advance registration is required; fee is $60 per person.

For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit

HOGAN LAW FIRM FISHING TOURNAMENT: The fifth annual Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament to benefit HPH Hospice casts off from Bayport on April 27.

The event begins at 7 a.m., with fishing ending at 3 p.m. An awards banquet and silent auction will follow.

Registration is $100 per angler for individuals with their own boat, bait and tackle. Participants registering by Friday will receive a $25 discount. All anglers will receive a gift bag, tournament shirt and three meals for the day.

Last year's tournament included 50 registrants and raised more than $19,000 to benefit of HPH Hospice.

For information, including sponsorship opportunities, call the Hogan Law Firm at (352)799-8423 or visit HLF-Fishing

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.

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