The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 8 No. 49 - August 27, 2008


Runners set records

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Two local runners set new course records recently in the Fourth Annual Hurricane Charley 5-K Run in North Port.

Michael Lamb, 18, and an employee at the BeachHouse restaurant in Bradenton Beach, took first place overall with a course record time of 17:44. Just 10 seconds behind Lamb was 47-year-old Mickey Hooke, who came in at 17:54 to win the Masters event in record time.

Hooke, who works at Galati Marine in Anna Maria, is well-known to Island residents and is Lamb’s trainer. Both are members of Hooke’s Grassroots Runners club. The two turned in the only times under 18 minutes.

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Key Royale golfers play through

Tropical Storm Fay didn’t stop the Key Royale golfers from their tournament.

In the nine-hole men’s handicap tourney on Monday, Aug. 18, Dick Grimme and Earl Huntzinger tied for first place with individual low net scores of 29. Charlie Knopp came in second with a 30.

On Wednesday, Aug. 20, the men played their 18-hole handicap tournament. The team of Lew Winegarden, Bob Elliott, Bob Kral and Vince Mercadante got the two-best-balls-of-the-foursomes lowest score of 113. Bon Jorgensen and Don Ledford came in second with two proxies and a score of 115.

On Monday, Aug. 25, Bob Kelly and Chris Collins took first place in the 9-hole men’s tourney with a low net score of 60. Fred Meyer and Bill Snyder took second with a 61 and two teams tied for this place with a score of 62. They were Russ Olson and Charley Knopp and John Heiselman and Vince Mercadante.

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