Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Sports

Springstead golfer wins junior title

Springstead High School junior Ryan Nicoll took first place in the Premier Junior Tour Winter Championship at the University of Florida in Gainesville last weekend.

Nicoll carded rounds of 73 and 77 for a 150 total, six over par. Lecanto High School's Drew Cooke of Homosassa posted an 80-72 152 (+8) to finish second.

Because of cold temperatures and high winds, the Mark Bostick Golf Course played more difficult than usual.

SOUTHERN BOWLING TOUR: The Southern Bowling Tour, headed up by former Professional Bowlers Association regional director Harry O'Neale, will be making a stop at Spring Hill Lanes the weekend of Feb. 4 and 5.

In its inaugural season, the tour has attracted some of the best bowlers in the region. Spring Hill's event will feature senior and regular divisions.

On Feb. 4, the tournament will start with a qualifying run of six games. The top 25 percent of finishers will advance to the next round. Bowling will begin at 1:30 p.m., with roll call at 1.

Bowling will continue at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 5. The remaining bowlers will roll four more games of qualifying before the field is cut to the top eight competitors. Those eight will compete in a bracket-style format of match play for the title.

The entry fee is $175 per bowler with a payout for one of every four that enter. The estimated first prize is $2,500.

For more information, contact O'Neale at (843) 889-0077, (843) 906-6005 or [email protected] onealesouthernbowlingtour.com.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CLASSIC YOUTH BOWLING: Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill will host the Southwest Florida Classic Youth Bowlers Eliminator Tournament on March 4.

With $1,500 in scholarships to be awarded, the field will be split into three divisions. Division 1 will be for averages of 139 and under. Division 2 will include averages from 140 to 184 and Division 3 will be for averages of 185 and higher. The first two divisions will compete with handicap based on 100 percent of 200, while Division 3 will be scratch.

One of every five entries is guaranteed a cash prize. First place from each division will win $250 and a trophy, based on 20 entries per division. A $100 scholarship will be awarded for any 300 game thrown.

The entry fee is $40 per bowler, and preregistered competitors will save $5. The tournament will begin at 11 a.m., with check-in at 10. All bowlers must be U.S. Bowling Congress certified and under 21 years old.

For information, call Mark Michel at (813) 486-2641 or email SWFCbowling @tampabay.rr.com.

Information is also available online at southwestflorida classic.com.

SPRING HILL VALENTINE'S BOWLING TOURNAMENT: Spring Hill Lanes is hosting its annual Valentine's Day Scotch Doubles Tournament at 1 p.m. Feb. 12.

The entry fee is $18 per team, with a format of each player rolling alternate shots. Based on 75 teams, the first-place prize would be $225.

For information, call the bowling center at (352) 683-7272.

WOMEN'S 500 CLUB BOWLING TOURNAMENT: The Hernando County Women's 500 Club will host a doubles handicap tournament Feb. 19 at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill.

To compete, bowlers must be members of the Hernando County Women's 500 Club and the Hernando County U.S. Bowling Congress Women's Bowling Association. Entry forms are available at Mariner Lanes and Spring Hill Lanes.

The handicap at the event will be 100 percent of a 200 average. Check-in will be at 1 p.m.; bowling starts at 1:30 p.m. The entry fee is $17 per person, with a deadline of Feb. 13. Entries may be dropped off at either bowling center.

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

HIGH POINT MEN'S GOLF TOURNAMENT: The High Point community will host the High Point Men's 18-Hole Golf Invitational on Feb. 17.

The tournament format will be handicap three-best-ball net. The shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m., with check-in at 7:30. A continental breakfast will be served.

Registration is $50 per golfer, which includes golf, cart, a roast beef dinner and cash prizes. Two 155-yard hole-in-one opportunities will be available.

Sponsored by Rick Matthews Buick-Pontiac-GMC, a new vehicle and three-year lease will be the prize on the first hole, and a $5,000 golf cart from Affordable Golf Carts will be the prize on the 12th hole.

The deadline for sign-ups is Feb. 1.

For information, call Dave Lund at (352) 293-4825 or Tom Lynch at (352) 596-8046.

TOFTEGAARD MEMORIAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation is hosting the sixth-annual Simon Toftegaard Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament on Saturday and Sunday at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The tournament is open to elementary, middle and high school students, with an entry fee of $30 per player.

For information, visit nctf.usta.com online or call Phil Zee at (352) 263-9546.

WEEKI WACHEE HIGH GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Weeki Wachee High School athletic department will have its second annual Hornet Golf Outing at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks on Feb. 25.

The shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. Food and prizes will be provided during and after play. Current and former professional athletes will be among the participants. There will be time for autographs and pictures.

The cost for the event is $100 per person or $300 per foursome. Businesses may sponsors holes or prizes.

For information, call Weeki Wachee athletic director Mark Lee at (352) 797-7029, ext. 230, or email [email protected]

UMPIRE CLINICS: The Hernando-Sumter Umpires Association will have its final baseball/softball umpiring clinic Sunday at Ridge Manor Park in Ridge Manor.

The clinic is designed to train anyone who wants to become an umpire, and the session also can help seasoned umpires improve.

The session is open to men and women age 16 and older. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the clinic starting at noon.

There is a $20 charge for each participant, and everyone will receive a Major League Baseball rule book, along with other handouts.

Visit hernandosumterumpire.com to register. For information, call (352) 593-6998 or email [email protected] umpire.com.

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

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