GOLF: Tournament boosts cancer care

ONE OF THE more noble benefit golf tournaments, the annual Drive for the Cure Golf Tournament, will be held at Sunland Golf and Country Club on Sept. 21.

Proceeds from the Sunland Women’s Golf Association-hosted event go toward breast screening and diagnostic services for men and women on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Held in conjunction with the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, the tournament is open to all and will feature a modified scramble format, followed by a luncheon.

Donations, raffles and sign sponsorships are some of the methods used to raise funds. An anonymous Sunland donor will match funds raised.

Since it was first started, the event has generated $71,000 for cancer care.

In 2011, Sunland made a decision to keep the donation local and as a result, has given almost $52,000 to Olympic Medical Center.

The cost will be $65 for 18 holes of golf and $50 for nine, which includes a mulligan/magic putt and lunch.

Golf cart rental is available for an additional cost.

Participants can sign up as a team or individual, while guests can attend the luncheon only for $20.

Interested parties can call 360-681-2796 for additional information.

Senior Amateur qualifier

Sunland played host to U.S. Senior Amateur Sectional qualifying Monday and Union’s John Von Lossow shot even-par on the par-72 layout to earn medalist honors.

Claiming the other available spot at this qualifier is Keith Crimp of Ellensburg who shot 1-over par 73.

The two players will now advance to compete in the 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur, to be held Aug. 24-29 at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, N.C.

Sequim’s Steve Gish was the lone area player to participate and he fared well, shooting a 6-over-par 78 to finish tied for 11th.

Lemon tourney

The Lemons to Lemon Drops Charity Golf Tournament for the Lemon family of Port Angeles is planned at the Cedars at Dungeness golf course on Sunday, Aug. 18.

Kim Lemon, a beloved paraeducator in the Port Angeles School District, is dealing with some serious medical issues and needs your support.

The four-person scramble format event has a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

The cost to play is $100 and includes golf, a post-round barbecue with music by Fat Chance and a Team Lemon lawn chair.

Non-golfers also can attend the post-round barbecue set for 2 p.m. and concert for $50.

For more information, or to register, call Cedars at Dungeness at 360-683-6344.

Trey Green Guild benefit

The 10th annual Trey Green Guild Golf Tournament, a benefit for Seattle Children’s Hospital, will be held at Cedars at Dungeness on Sept. 13.

Check-in for the four-person scramble format event begins at 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Entry fees are $100 per person or $400 per team. Mulligans also can be purchased for $40 per team.

Green fees, cart, range balls, tee prizes and food stations are included in the fee.

On-course contests include a closest to the pin challenge with the winner earning a car, a $10,000 hole-in-one contest (split with Guild), straight drive and long drive challenges and a chance to hit a boat on the 17th hole.

After the round, a golf ball drop from a ladder truck will be conducted by members of Clallam County Fire District 3. Golf balls are $10 apiece and the three closest balls to the pin will win cash.

The fun event sells out every year, so call Cedars at 360-683-6344 soon.

Junior Amateur

Port Ludlow Golf Club will be the nexus of junior golf beginning Monday and continuing through Friday, Aug. 16 when the course hosts the 2019 Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s Junior Boys and Junior Girls Amateur Championships.

Players will qualify for match play through 36 holes of stroke play.

The championship flights will play two 18-hole matches Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 14-15 and a 36-hole championship match on Friday, Aug. 16.

Good luck to all the competitors coming to the North Olympic Peninsula to participate.

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