Goodbye winter season, hello amateur tournaments

The busy winter season is coming to an end, and the amateur tournament season already has begun.

- The Bobby Jones Golf Club, Sarasota's municipal golf course, will host the 12th Annual Sarasota Women's Partner and Individual Championship Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1.

The tournament is open to any amateur female golfer.  Teams of two will compete for the Partners Championship and individuals also may compete simultaneously for the overall Women's City Champion title.  The deadline to register is Monday, March 26.

The registration fee is $220 and includes a golf cart, green fees, tee gift, prizes, award ceremony dinner and refreshments.  Registration is limited to the first 64 teams.

Participants will play the American Course on March 31, followed by the British Course on April 1.  The starting tee time for both days is 9 a.m. 

The 2011 Women's City Champion was Wendi Golden.  The Partners Championship team was Patti Patterson/Wendi Golden.

-  The 2012 Men's Senior City Championship is scheduled to be played Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, on the British Course.

The Men's City Championship will be held Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29; as well as Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2012.

- Last weekend, Larry Elliott of Venice posted a 3-shot victory in the 2012 Men's Senior Championship at River Run Golf Links in Bradenton,
 Elliott followed up his opening round 2-over 72 with a 69 to win by three shots over Ray Wenck.

Next up at River Run is the Two-Man combo scheduled for April 14 and 15.


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