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The amateur Ambassador Boxing Club of Spring Hill will participate in a multi-team Golden Gloves match this weekend in St. Petersburg in preparation for the March state championships.

Director Cecil Lalas had hoped to bid to bring the championships to Spring Hill for the first time, but said finances and availability of a proper venue prevented it.

The club has regained its financial footing, according to founder/instructor Lalas.

Fund-raising "did very well," Lalas said. "It was exactly what we needed. We had some things coming due on the gym and some things we needed, but now we're standing tall."


Jessie Quattlebaum, 70, of Floral City hit the second hole-in-one of his career on the 125-yard, par-3 12th at Rivard Golf and Country Club on Oct. 18. He used a 9-iron.

The fifth-annual Marine Corps League Det. 1002 tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Oak Hills Golf Club in Spring Hill.

A $3,000 cash prize will be awarded to anyone hitting a hole-in-one on the designated third hole. Other prizes are available. The entry fee is $40.

For information, all Rich Lee, (352) 686-6048.

The Silverthorn Christmas Follies Tournament is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Brooksville course.

The entry donation is $50. Call Brent Payne, (352) 799-2600, for information.

World Woods will play host to an American Lung Association tournament Monday.

The two-person scramble will begin at noon with a shotgun start, and it will include divisions for men, seniors and women.

The cost is $62.50 per person, which includes food, prize drawings, contests and awards. A silent auction will be held during the awards ceremony.

All proceeds benefit the American Lung Association's local programs, including family asthma programs, summer camp for children with asthma and smoking prevention school programs.