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Seavey shoots it out for win

The Maine pro shoots 3-under to take weekly championship.

By BRANT JAMES

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 23, 2001


WEEKI WACHEE -- Jeff Seavey of Portland, Maine, fired a 3-under 69 on Feb. 10 to win the Shootout at the Dunes, a weekly professional competition.

Rusty Stocker, a Homosassa-based pro who has competed in several PGA qualifying schools, finished second with a 2-under 70, tied with Matt Eaton (Seabrook, N.H.).

Joe Cioe, a Nike Tour veteran from Crystal River, was fourth with a 1-under 71.

A Shootout is scheduled for every Saturday through April at The Dunes.

TANGERINE: The 30th annual Tangerine Invitational will be played March 24-25 at Brooksville Golf & Country Club.

Sixteen flights will be offered in the 36-hole stroke-play event, including a championship bracket.

The entry fee is $125, and all handicaps must be certified by a PGA professional. The deadline to enter is March 17. Call (352) 796-8879 for information.

MONK TOURNAMENT: The second-annual Jim Monk Scholarship Tournament is scheduled for 8 a.m. April 21 at Rivard Golf & Country Club.

The entry fee is $39, which includes greens fees, a cart and buffet.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams in the four-person scramble. They also will be given for longest drive and closest-to-the-pin (on par-3 holes).

Individuals may sign up in their own teams or be assigned groups.

Proceeds benefit the Jim Monk Scholarship fund, which last year awarded $300 to Meenal Patel (Hernando High), Peter A. Schumacher, Kimberly Darienzo and Suzanne Cramer (Springstead) and Shayna Strally (Central).

Monk, a retired professional golfer and a volunteer golf coach at Springstead High, founded his scholarship fund two years ago to help offset local kids' college expenses.

Call Monk at (352) 683-4091 or John Posey at (352) 686-3744 for information.

SENIORS: Ron Bjorklund shot a 136 over 36 holes on Feb. 24-25 to win the Brooksville Golf & Country Club Senior Club Championship in the championship flight.

Randy Lagedrost was second (137), followed by Ken Hagert (138) and Bob Rogers (140).

Bob Little (136) won the A Flight, over Tom Smith (141), Gale Boxill (142), and Marty Burke (143).

Bob Byers (133) took the B Flight, beating John Henn (135), Bob Stender (136), and Chuck Schrade (138).

Bob Morton (130) won the C Flight, ahead of Len Angers (135), Bill Glenn (142) and Cecil Priest (144).

Brent Johnson had the 36-hole low gross score with 77-71-148.

Bob Harriger was the Super Senior Flight low net champ with a 138.

HOLE-IN-ONE: Betty Williams aced the 121-yard 12th hole at Brookridge Golf Course on Feb. 7 in the Guys & Doll Tournament. It was her first hole-in-one.

-- Please report golf news to Brant James at (800) 333-7505, ext. 1430, or by fax at (352) 848-1412, or by e-mail at brant@sptimes.com.

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