Ohio's Chase Wilson took down the West Florida Golf Tour's one-day Winter Tour Series event at Laurel Oak Country Club on Monday. Wilson defeated Englishmen Sam Osborne on the second sudden-death playoff for the $1,000 first-place check. Both carded 6-under par 66s on Laurel Oak's East Course. Bradenton's Charles Wang, who recently earned his Web.com Tour card, tied for third place with a 67.
The two oldest courses in Manatee County, Bradenton Country Club and Sara Bay Country Club, will host Open qualifiers next summer. Bradenton Country Club hosts the U.S. Women's Open on May 16, while Sara Bay is hosting the U.S. Open local qualifier on May 17.
Palm-Aire Country Club is getting the LPGA Legends Tour for a second straight year. The ISPS Handa Cup, where the United States defeated the World in a Solheim Cup-styled team tournament last year, is returning to Palm-Aire for the first weekend of November. The event is set for Nov. 2-6. Team USA was captained by Nancy Lopez, while Team World was captained by Sally Little.
On Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Peridia Golf & Country Club, Jeff Duell aced the 155-yard 17th hole with a 7-iron. Witnesses were Frank Bennett, Bill Hocker and Dirk Kavelaar.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Peridia Golf & Country Club, Bob O'Donnell aced the 113-yard fourth hole with an 8-iron. Witnesses were Bev MacDonald, Beth Dillion and Walt Kellar.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Peridia Golf & Country Club, Donald Robinson aced the 128-yard 13th hole with a 4-hybrid. Witnesses were Karlton Lake and Bill Barnhardt.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club, Steve Conners aced the 124-yard 18th hole with a pitching wedge. Witnesses were Paul Cunningham, Dick Buskirk and Rick LeComte.
On Thursday, Jan. 21, at Peridia Golf & Country Club, Jackie Lewis aced the 102-yard 16th hole with a 7-iron. Witnesses were Alice Gerkin, Margie Lemanski and Diane Thyer.
On Friday, Jan. 22 at The River Club, Alan Matthews aced the 158-yard 15th hole with a 7-iron. Witnesses were Cliff Moody, Steve Kellogg and Mike Mayer.
-- Jason Dill, Herald sports reporter