The 12th Annual Jelly Bean Invitational, the last of three special tournaments held each year by Seven Rivers Golf Club, was held Wednesday as area clubs tuned up for upcoming club championships.
The Jelly Bean, preceded by the Lolly Pop and Tangerine Slice invitationals for the lower-handicapped players, attracted 66 players from Hernando and Citrus counties and was sponsored by Seven Rivers' Nifty-Niners. The four-person, nine-hole handicap scramble had players from Brooksville Golf and Country Club, Glen Lakes and the Heather.
The winning foursome was Millie Reph (Inverness Golf and Country Club), Norma Marr (Seven Rivers), Lavera Sasser (Inverness) and Marie Hertzel (Lakeside) with 21.6.
The best among Hernando County golfers were Barbara Comi and Bobbi McGlashan of Glen Lakes, who teamed with Peg Phillips of Seven Rivers and Phyllis Wood of Sugarmill Woods for third place with 24.6.
Comi picked up another prize for coming closest to the pin on No. 5.
Goldie McDonnell of the Heather was on the fourth-place team with Elaine Cielak (Williston), Jean Conlin (Williston) and Grace Novack (Seven Rivers), and the four shot 25.
Tying for sixth was Doris Hisy of Brooksville, who played Esther Michel (Seven Rivers), Elly Case (Sugarmill Woods) and Marion Hanson (Williston) and shot a 25.4.
FOR CANCER: The Heather Ladies Golf Association raised $1,050 recently for Golf for Women at its Rally for a Cure for Breast Cancer Tournament.
Chairwoman and co-chair of the event, in which 70 players participated, were Eileen Ball and Barbara Dohm. Twelve golfers reached the green on No. 3, and closest to the pin was Corkie Argue, who won a pair of Lady Fairway golf shoes for her efforts.
KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill is hosting its 11th Annual Golf Klassic April 16 at the Spring Hill Golf Club.
The tournament will have a 1 p.m. shotgun start, and the game is a four-person best-ball scramble. The tournament will benefit All Children's Hospital as well as other local children's services.
The cost per participant is $50, and that includes lunch before play and a steak dinner afterward. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. Those wishing to enter individually or with a team should call Rich Boothby at 796-4248.
DOWN THE ROAD: The Second Annual Autism Society of Florida Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 4 at Glen Lakes Country Club in Weeki Wachee.
The tournament will have a 12:30 p.m. start, and the tourney will offer a $10,000 prize for a hole-in-one. The entry fee is $50 and includes a dinner buffet. An auction raffle will follow.
For more information call 352-597-9041.