n The West Florida Golf Tour had a few events in the past week as the “Race to the Ritz” competition, which pits the top 12 on the money list in a match-play event for the PGA Tour’s Q-School entry fee as the top prize, heats up.
Former Lakewood Ranch High standout Seath Lauer partnered with his former Florida State University teammate Tommy Rymer in carding a 10-under par 62 to win the tour’s first-ever two-man at Old Corkscrew Golf Club last Friday. The pair won $1,000 for their scorching round at the difficult Naples course.
On Sunday, Joey Lamielle won $750 for his victory at Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club in Sarasota.
Lamielle, who is atop the WFGT’s Order of Merit, posted a 7-under 65 for a one-shot victory.
And on Monday, Zoltan Veress (4-under-par 68) edged four players -- including Lamielle -- to claim a one-shot victory at the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club. He collected $1,000.
n Lakewood Ranch High freshman Danny Walker shot a 73 to win the boys 16-18 division in the GSJGA’s Glenn McClain Memorial Winter Tournament Series event at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club in North Port on Sunday.
Bradenton’s Eric Verbeke joined Walker as a fellow Manatee County winner in the tournament.
He shot an 85 in the boys 12-and-younger division, which was shortened to 16 holes.
n Bradenton’s Jordan Lippetz had the best showing among county players at the Florida Junior Tour’s 16-18-year-old tournament at Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando over the weekend. Lippetz finished fourth -- five shots back of the winner -- after a 148 total in the 36-hole event.
holes in one
n On March 28 at Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Course, Joel Lerner aced the 131-yard 13th hole with an 8-iron. Witness was Dave Dolman.
n On March 28 at Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Course, Albert Forgue aced the 132-yard 12th hole with a 7-iron. Witnesses were George Moneth, Ray Garant and Jacques Ladouceur.
n On March 30 at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club on the Cypress Links course, Ron Spiegel aced the 160-yard 6th hole with a 7-wood. Witnesses were Ray Tomb and Stan Adelschiemer.
n On March 30 at Peridia Golf and Country Club, Carol Parks aced the 118-yard 8th hole with a 9-wood. Witnesses were Carol Funk, Sandy Robarge and Judy Harvey.
n On April 2 at Rosedale Golf and Country Club, Dale Weidemann aced the 153-yard 4th hole with a 4-hybrid. Witnesses were Mac Rouse, Newell Miller and Frank Shibilski.
n On April 3 at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club on the King’s Dunes course, John Bates aced the 135-yard 4th hole with a 9-iron. Witnesses were Gerald Sernau, Barry Bredt and Alan Zimmermann.
n On April 4 at Peridia Golf and Country Club, Jake Wyman aced the 133-yard 5th hole with a 3-hybrid. Witnesses were Bob Mawhorter, Don Beeler and Chuck Burger.
n On April 6 at Peridia Golf and Country Club, Dave Strack aced the 134-yard 4th hole with a 5-hybrid. Witnesses were Tom Marshello, Bob Mawhorter and Frank Hall.
-- Jason Dill