Saint Stephen’s alumnus Sean Kelly, who was a standout at the University of South Carolina, didn’t advance from the second stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying School in Mobile, Ala.
Kelly tied for 59th with a 1-over-par 289 total. Only the top 19 and ties (11-under par) advanced from the second stage site at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove.
Other second stage sites are taking place this week. Lakewood Ranch’s Adam Hogue is playing in the Brooksville site at Southern Hills Plantation. Bradenton’s Domenico Geminiani is at the other Florida venue, Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club in Plantation. And Manatee High alumnus Sean Jacklin is playing at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.
All three second-stage sites wrap up play at the end of the week. The final stage for Web.com Q-School is scheduled for Dec. 8-11 in Winter Garden.
New City Amateur champ
Scott Cox claimed the Bradenton City Men’s Amateur championship by four shots with a 68-71 139 during two rounds at River Run Golf Links in the 19th edition of the tournament. He beat Phil Walters by four shots. Walters was the defending champion and was aiming to become the first three-time champion of the tournament. The event concludes the 2016 City Series, which stars anew in February with the Senior Two-Man Championship.
Williams slays WFGT field
Canadian Patrick Williams blew away the field at the Port Charlotte Open to pick up a West Florida Golf Tour major title this week. Williams carded a 12-under-par 204 for a six-shot victory in the three-day tournament. Australia’s Joshua Kalms finished second. Bradenton’s Charles Wang tied for third place with a 4-under par 212 for the area’s best finish at Port Charlotte Golf Club. The WFGT’s Winter Series rolls on with a one-day tournament at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club next Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Greens of Manatee, Dick Brown aced the 130-yard 16th hole with a 6-iron. Witnesses were Pres Buitendorp and Chuck Chaffield.
On Thursday, Nov. 3 at Pinebrook/Ironwood, Roger Beaucage aced the 105-yard third hole with a 9-iron. Witnesses were Liz McMahon, Bev Beaucage and Jeff Betti.