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Quayle prepares to defend his club title at Zephyrhills

Jim Quayle, a 62-year-old native of Michigan, sounds like he's ready to defend his club championship, beginning Saturday at Zephyrhills Municipal.

Quayle fired a two-round total of 150 last year to win his first club title.

He's been playing at Zephyrhills for the past five seasons.

"It wasn't the best (score) for me, but apparently it was good enough," Quayle said.

The tournament is broken up over two weekends. Saturday's results will be used to divide the field into flights. The final round then will be held on March 12.

Although confident, Quayle still will have to deal with his emotions.

"I'm feeling a little bit nervous," he said. "You know how that goes. Not too bad, though."

The women's club championship final was scheduled to be played last Saturday at Zephyrhills Municipal.

Heading into the final round, June Parker held a 3-stroke lead, after firing a 78 in qualifying play the previous week.

Zora Nichols was next at 81 and Carol Quinn held the third position with an 82.

Martha King was the next closest player. She posted an 84 in the opening round.

The ladies field was divided into three flights.

The number of flights in the men's segment has yet to be decided.

Playing for salvation: The 11th annual Salvation Army Golf Tournament will be held March 26 at Meadow Oaks Golf and Country Club in Hudson.

To be played under a scramble format, the tournament calls for a $50 donation, which includes greens fees, prizes, trophies and lunch.

Sun Toyota also will sponsore several hole-in-one contests at the event.

The first player to make an ace on No. 4 will win a 1994 Toyota Camry. An ace at No. 15 will garner a four-day golf vacation for two to Sandestin Beach Hilton Golf Resort. A hole-in-one on No. 2 pays a trip for two to Germany. Mizuno metal woods will be up for grabs at No. 13 and a set of Mizuno irons will be the prize at No. 6. Lastly, any golfer who aces No. 11 will get a cellular phone.

For more information, call Sherry at 847-6321.

Raising bucks: The Hudson High golf team will hold a benefit tournament March 19 at Quail Ridge Golf and Country Club near Spring Hill.

The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 p.m.

For more information, call Quail Ridge pro Jan Johnson at 893-8782.

Lovers win on Ridge: John and Barb Bray combined to shoot a 78 en route to the overall title in the Valentine's Mixed Scotch Scramble recently at Quail Ridge.

Ray and Jean Jablonski finished second with a 79.

In the net division, John and Audrey Walker were best with a 55. Joe and Ruth Bauman were next at 60.

Local schedule

Saturday: Men's Club Championship qualifying round at Zephyrhills Municipal.

Sunday: Moonlight Professional Golf Tour at Silver Oaks in Zephyrhills.

March 12: Men's Club Championship final at Zephyrhills Municipal.

March 19: Hudson High golf team benefit at Quail Ridge.

March 20: Moonlight Professional Golf Tour at World Woods in Brooksville.

March 26: 11th annual Salvation Army Scramble at Meadow Oaks in Hudson.

April 22-24: Spring Classic tournament at Magnolia Valley in New Port Richey.

April 24: Moonlight Professional Golf Tour at Silver Oaks in Zephyrhills.

April 26: Class 4A/5A, District 9 girls high school final at World Woods in Brooksville.

Class A/2A/3A, District 5 girls high school final at World Woods in Brooksville.

May 8: Moonlight Professional Golf Tour at World Woods in Brooksville.

May 20-22: New Port Lincoln Mercury Men's Invitational at Seven Springs in New Port Richey.