Golf Plus | Bradenton City Two-Man Senior Championship set for Feb. 14-15


The seventh annual Bradenton City Two-Man Senior Championship is less than a month away. The tournament is set for Feb. 14-15 at River Run Golf Links with an $85 entry fee per player. That price includes greens fees for 36 holes, continental breakfast both days, tee prizes and lunch following the final round on Feb. 15.

The weekend event is debuting a super senior flight for players ages 70 and older. They'll compete from the gold tees, and the flight is open to the first 16 teams that enter.

The tournament format is four-ball stroke play with teams flighted after 18 holes. The first 64 teams entered are guaranteed a spot in the field. Winners of each flight receive an embroidered Nike golf bag.

Practice rounds are available at a discounted price of $25.59 up to a week in advance. The entry deadline is Feb. 11.

Bradenton's Nelly Korda was tabbed the girls junior player of the week by Golfweek after her performance in last week's Harder Hall Women's Invitational.

Korda posted a 69 in the final round to win the tournament held in Sebring by three shots over Wake Forest University senior Allison Emrey.

Korda, who is 16, is ranked No. 10 in the Golfweek/Sagarin junior rankings. She's the top-ranked junior girls player from Florida.

Saint Stephen's alum and University of South Carolina golfer Sean Kelly tied for 19th at last week's New Year's Invitational at St. Petersburg Country Club.

The tradition-rich tournament was captured by Davenport's Sam Horsfield for a second year in a row. Horsfield, a high school senior, has signed to play at the University of Florida and earned a one-shot victory with an 8-under-par 280 total for the 72-hole tournament.

Kelly finished with a 5-over 293. His best round was a 70, which came in the final round.

Lakewood Ranch alum Danny Walker (304), Bradenton's James Leadbetter (305) and IMG Academy golfer Michael Butler (321) also competed.


On Dec. 16 at River Run, Donald Capparella aced the 125-yard 17th hole with a 7-iron. Witnesses were John Leggio, Robert Leggio and Howard Keener.

On Dec. 19 at Rosedale, Rich Kuebler aced the 175-yard 17th hole.

On Dec. 19 at Peridia, Jackie Lewis aced the 96-yard 8th hole with a 9-iron. Witnesses were Shirley Wanless and Betty Mercier.

On Dec. 20 at Rosedale, Johnny Greenslade aced the 150-yard 4th hole with a 5-iron. Witnesses were Gary Bruce, Lynn Keegan and Kurt Hiosgen.

On Dec. 23 at University Park, Beth Mumaw aced the 93-yard 5th hole with a 7-iron. Witnesses were Judy Hoerr, Judy Kalkwarf and Maria VanBrunt.

On Dec. 24 at River Wilderness, John Magliocco aced the 171-yard 12th hole with a 3-hybrid. Witnesses were Rob Powell and Ron Gauthier.

On Dec. 26 at Terra Ceia Bay, Barbara Beach aced the 109-yard 8th hole with a driver. Witnesses were Carol Delaney, Connie Lewis and Debbie Teat.

-- Jason Dill, Herald sports writer