Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Area Notebook

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Area Notebook

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Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer

EAGLES FLYING

Marsh Creek Country Club member Charlie Smith had a memorable day March 26 at the St. Augustine club.

Smith, 55, shot a 73, not surprising because he's a 7-handicap at a difficult course. But two holes he played that day were stunning: He made a double-eagle 2 at the par-5 11th hole, and eagled the par-5 16th hole with an 8-foot putt.

Smith hit a driver off the fairway at No. 11, from 271 yards out, with the ball flying onto the green and rolling into the hole.

At No. 16, a 530-yard hole, he hit driver off the tee and 3-wood from the fairway to set up the eagle putt.

CORSUTI ON A ROLL

Anthony Corsuti made it five-for-five Thursday at the Deercreek Country Club, continuing the hottest streak in the history of the 1stcoast Golf Association AmaTour series.

Corsuti shot 1-under-par 70 to win his fifth consecutive scratch division flight in the AmaTour series. Corsuti, 22, a past standout with the PGA Tour Junior Foundation who plays out of the Orange Park Country Club, defeated Tim Burton by five shots.

Corsuti has won 2002 scratch division flights at the Champions Club (75), the Golf Club of Amelia (72), Hidden Hills (80, on a cold, windy day) and the Golf Club of Jacksonville (73).

BRYAN WINS CLOSE ONE

Mitchell Bryan shot a first-round 71 at Eagle Harbor and finished at even-par 144 to win the Jacksonville Area Golf Association Senior Championship last week.

Bryan nipped Mike Dawes, Randy Simmons and Brian Sachs by one shot, and Robert Earle and George Felts by four. Bob Yates (149) was seventh, Bill Bailey (150) was eighth, James Kuhn (151) was ninth and Ed Johnson (152) was 10th.

In the 18-hole super-senior division, John Tucker won with a 71, edging Bill Koepplin by one shot and A.J. Labarbera by three. Wally Mizell (75) was fourth and Wes Paxson and Ray Kuntz (each at 76) tied for fifth.

GEORGIA DUO CONTENDS

Carl Wade and Danny Daniels of Kingsland, Ga., finished in a tie for sixth last week in the Georgia State Golf Association Four-Ball Championship, at the Oakview Golf and Country Club in Macon and the Landings Golf Club in Warner Robins. …

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