Sara Bay Country Club in southern Manatee County is set to host the Florida State Golf Association's Senior Four-Ball Championship from Sept. 30-Oct. 1. The tournament features 48 two-person teams ages 55 or older competing over 36 holes. The event is flighted following the first round and has two age divisions (55-64 years old and 65 and older).
Players in the 55-64 (senior) group will play the Donald Ross layout from around 6,400-6,500 yards, while the 65-and-older (super senior) group will play the course from 6,100-6,200 yards.
Spectators are encouraged to attend, but must adhere to the FSGA's spectator policies, which includes dressing in golf attire and keeping general golf course etiquette.
For more information, contact Sara Bay at 941-355-7658 or visit the FSGA online at www.fsga.org.
The inaugural Women's Better Ball Open at Bobby Jones Golf Club is open for registration. The tournament, scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 11-12, will be hosted by the course in conjunction with the Bobby Jones Women's Golf Association and is a competitive event with a verified handicap required.
A closest to the pin, squiggly line and beat the pro contests will be held on the course. There's also a 50/50 raffle scheduled to benefit the Florida Suncoast affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization to coincide with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Registration is $85 per player or $170 per team. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Oct. 6.
For more information, call the Bobby Jones golf shop at 941-954-4163.
Tampa's Doug Letson won the West Florida Golf Tour's penultimate event on the Summer Tour schedule.
Letson earned the victory with a 9-under-par 207 total for the 54-hole tournament held at Old Corkscrew Golf Club in Estero. It was the 12th tournament of the summer season, with just next week's Summer Tour Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club remaining.
The top two players on the money list for the summer series earn entry fees for the PGA Tour's Latinoamerica Qualifying School.
Letson claimed $3,000 for Wednesday's six-shot triumph over three players, which included Bradenton's Samuel Chavez, to provide a cushion on his second place standing on the WFGT's Summer Money List. Letson has nearly $13,000 in earnings for the summer, which is roughly $3,600 clear of Chase Marinell's third-place tally.
The WFGT's Summer Tour Championship starts Monday.
On Sept. 5 at Bradenton Country Club, Nancy Marciniak aced the 127-yard 2nd hole with a 7-iron. Witness was David Goddard.
On Sept. 4 at Pinebrook-Ironwood, Randy Adams aced the 124-yard 5th hole with a 9-iron. Witnesses were C.J. King and Adam Mott.
-- Jason Dill, Herald sports writer