Sports & Recreation

Ponte Vedra High School Climbs Higher in FHSAA All Sports Rankings

In Floyd E Lay, Sunshine Cup rankings, released by the FHSAA last week, Ponte Vedra High School has finished the 2010-11 school year as the 7th ranked, overall, athletic program in Class 4A.  The Sunshine Cup standings are calculated by accumulating points for post season play in all sports, while points are deducted for unsportsmanlike activity.

Abraham Bell Selected to Play in 2011 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach

The First Tee of St. Johns County Participant Abraham Bell was selected as one of seventy participants representing 47 chapters of The First Tee to play in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event that will be conducted July 8-10 and televised nationally on Golf Channel.

6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

Looking for a challenge?? Well, sign up for the 6th annual Hammerhead Ocean marathon!The swim marathon has two sepreate legs that are1.25 miles, and 2.5 miles respectively in OPEN WATER. It will be held on August 13, 2011 and begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Bring your swimming gear, and most importantly your endurance!!! For more information log on to www.hammerheadtriathlonclub.com. See you there! 

City Rescue Mission Seeks Community Support for Golf Tournament

City Rescue Mission (CRM) will host the third annual Champions Challenge Golf Tournament on Monday, August 29, 2011 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. The tournament raises money to fund programs and initiatives that help the homeless and needy in Northeast Florida get off the streets and back on their feet. City Rescue Mission does not receive any local, state or federal funding and is currently seeking supporting sponsors and tournament teams.

Walk to Benefit Society of St. Vincent De Paul

The President of the Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club, Sheryl Quinn, is pleased to announce the second annual “Walk for a Cause” event. This fundraiser is a 3K walkathon to benefit the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Inc. It will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. starting at Mickler’s Landing Beach Park in Ponte Vedra Beach. Registration is $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for under age 18. Participants are encouraged to get pledges to help raise funds for the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, whose mission is to “embrace the world in a network of charity”. Teams are welcome and students may qualify for community hours by participating in this event.

Choi Outlasts Toms in a Players Playoff

Choi Outlasts Toms in a Players Playoff

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In a playoff for the first time
on the PGA Tour, K.J. Choi conquered an island green and more
pressure than he can remember Sunday to win The Players
Championship.

He won't forget the way it ended - and neither will David Toms.
Toms went from narrowly missing an 18-foot birdie putt for the
win on the 17th hole at the TPC Sawgrass to missing a 3½-foot
comeback putt for par, handing Choi the biggest win of his career.

On a hole that is designed to provide great theater, the finish
fell a little flat.

Moments earlier, Toms hit his best shot of the week from a divot
in the 18th fairway and made an 18-foot birdie putt - only the
fourth birdie on that hole in the final round - that got him into a
playoff.

David Toms Shoots 68, Takes Early Lead at Players

David Toms Shoots 68, Takes Early Lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - David Toms has gone five years
without winning, and 10 years since his lone major at the PGA
Championship. Now he has to fend off a host of players who have won big events a lot more recently.

Toms went 25 holes before making a bogey Friday and countered
with enough good shots for a 4-under 68, giving him a one-shot lead over Nick Watney going into what figures to be another wild weekend on the TPC Sawgrass.

Watney won a World Golf Championship two months ago at Doral,
punctuated by a birdie on the tough closing hole. Despite missing
four birdie putts inside 12 feet on his last seven holes, he got
into the final group.