Sports Briefs 11.01.12

Local sports notes

Golf Champs
    The following won championships recently at the Sag Harbor Golf Club: Tim Sweeney, men; Robin Corwith, women; Peter Donohue, senior men; Jean Thompson, senior women, and Ray Romano, first flight.
    In addition, Mark Weinhardt was the men’s low qualifier, and John Acquino and Liz Granitz were the president’s cup winners.
    The following were elected as officers for the 2013 season: Bill Rozzi, president; Marshall Garypie III, vice president, and Read Vail, secretary-treasurer. Ed Early, Mark Vaughn, Paul Bailey, and Claire Blodorn have been named as the board of governors.

Amigos Cup
    Frank Ackley recently represented the United States in the Amigos Cup tennis tournament in Palm Beach, Fla., winning two of the three matches he played against Mexican counterparts.
    Ackley, who at 63 was the eldest player on the U.S. team, capped a three-hour singles match on opening day by prevailing 10-8 in a super tiebreaker to defeat Mexico’s second-ranked senior player. The next day, after winning a singles match 6-3, 6-2, he and Bob Johnson, of Florida, lost 6-2, 5-7, 10-8 “to a couple of former Davis Cup guys.” Mexico went on to win the cup 28-27, though Ackley, who’s “always matched with younger players,” and who has played in the international tourney in three of the past four years, held his own. “Next year,” he said, “the matches will be played in Acapulco.”

Dock Race Redux
    George Watson, who owns the Dock restaurant in Montauk, said recently that Montauk’s senior nutrition center will benefit from a 3.4-mile road race from the post office to his restaurant on Sunday, Nov. 11. The race-walk is to begin at the post office at noon. A $20 donation will yield a T-shirt and free beer at the Dock, he added.