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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Innovative prize during WFGT event

Logo provided by WFGT

Players on the West Florida Golf Tour had the unique opportunity to compete for a brand-new Porsche, compliments of Suncoast Porsche, during Monday's event.

The prize came on a blustery day at the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club in the form of a hole-in-one contest.

Nobody won the Porsche on No. 3, a par-3, but WFGT owner Carl Wakely was the closest with a shot that stopped 2 1/2 feet away.

The tour keeps picking up steam with another sponsored event coming Saturday with the Lynches Pub & Grub Open at the Longboat Key Club.

The tourney will have $200 added to the purse.

In between those two events, the WFGT trekked north for a visit to River Hills Country Club.

Marco Dawson outlasted Joe Monte on the fourth playoff to collect the $1,000 first-place check.

Both players carded even-par 72s, before facing off in the sudden-death playoff.

Dawson drained a 40-footer for birdie on the first extra hole. Monte then sank a 35-footer right after to extend the playoff.

The WFGT returns to Bradenton with a tournament at IMG Academies Golf & Country Club on Jan. 21.

1 comment:

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