Jake Peavy celebrates winning the 2013 World Series with his Boston Red Sox teammates and fans Wednesday night. Because of his World Series participation, the second annual Jake Peavy Charity Classic golf tournament at Magnolia Grove has been rescheduled for Fri., Nov. 15. It was originally set to be played this Friday. (AP Photo)
-- As you may have noticed in recent days, especially Wednesday night, has been a little busy lately. Wednesday night, he celebrated winning the 2013 World Series along with his Boston Red Sox teammates, clinching the title in Game 6 at Fenway Park.
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As a result, he will not be in Mobile Friday for the second annual at Magnolia Grove Golf Course, Mobile's stop on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
Because of his participation in the World Series, the tournament will not take place on Friday. But it has not been cancelled, merely rescheduled. Instead, the event has a new date -- Fri., Nov. 15.
Everything else about the tournament remains the same -- registration at 9 a.m., shotgun start at 10 a.m.; four-person scramble format; entry fee of 0 per person and 0 per team; entry fee includes green fees, cart fees, buffet lunch, Nike golf shirt, Nike string bookbag, snacks and beverages during the tournament.
Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to area cancer research and cancer treatment programs.
The tournament field was completely sold out for the original date. For further information about the tournament, phone Luke Peavy at (251) 379-4441.
SOUTH WINS NORTH-SOUTH CHALLENGE: The Mobile team collected a 35.5-24.5 win over the Birmingham team in the recent North-South Challenge of Lite Scratch Tour teams from the two cities played at the Grand Hotel's Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear.
The Ryder Cup-style competition found the teams tied 6-6 after the first of the three days of play, but the Mobile team dominating from there, picking up a 7.5-4.5 advantage in the second day of competition and a 16-8 edge in singles play on the final day of the three-day event.
This weekend, the annual Lite Scratch Tour Lite Senior Challenge will be played Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Magnolia Grove. The event features senior teams from Alabama, Florida and Louisiana competing for the championship.
RTJ/SJGT TEAM WINS: In another Ryder Cup-style competition, this time with the younger set, the Robert Trent Jones/Southeastern Junior Golf Tour team defeated the Canongate/Hurricane Junior Golf Tour team 35.5-34.5 in the eighth annual Nike Cup at Whitewater Creek Country Club.
Members of the RTJ/SJGT team from the Mobile area included Padraic Sim (Spanish Fort) and Brendan Winters (Spanish Fort) in the Male 12-13 division, Matt Lorenz (Gulf Shores) and Drew Mathers (Mobile) in the Male 14-15 division; and Steven Setterstrom (Mobile) in the Male 16-19 division. No Mobile-area players were selected for the Female division.
DWYER IN LEAD: Susan Dwyer of Magnolia Springs and Lakewood Golf Club is tied for the lead in the Fifth Flight of the 2013 Women's Southern Senior Championship being played at Ol' Colony in Tuscaloosa heading into today's final round of the three-day, 54-hole tournament.
Dwyer is at 196 for the first two days of play, tied for the lead with Maty Jo Gray of Louisiana. Competition is taking place in seven divisions -- the Championship Flight and six other flights. Mina Hardin with a score of 149 has a five-shot lead heading into today's final round of the Championship Flight. Hardin is from Ft. Worth, Texas. She is ahead of Brenda Pictor (153)of Marietta, Ga., and Lou Hart (153) of Meridian, Miss., who are tied for second and Nancy Beck of Dallas (154) in fourth place.