Sports Briefs


Wood places 3rd

at PGA pro-am

SELAH - Derek Wood, representing Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course, earned a third place finish this past Monday at a PGA pro-am series event staged at Selah's Yakima Elks Golf & Country Club.

Wood carded a 9-over-par 80 for the third low score among amateur division #2 golfers. The low score in his flight was a 5-over 76, claimed by Gary Nelson of Kennewick's Canyon Lakes Golf Course.

A total of 146 professional and amateur golfers competed in Monday's tournament, which was the 12th of 26 pro-am competitions being sponsored this summer by the Central Washington chapter of the PGA.

Wood also teamed with Mike Van Wingerden, Dave Stokes, Robbie Goins and Black Rock Creek club pro Jeff Bender to earn a sixth place finish in the team competition. The Black Rock Creek squad shot an aggregate 198, nine shots back of the first place team from Canyon Lakes.

Bender finished Monday's tourney with a fifth place finish in the professional division. He shot a 2-over-par 73. The low professional round was carded by Todd Gaines of the Walla Walla Country Club—a 4-under 67.

Also cashing Monday were Stokes and Van Wingerden, the fifth and sixth place finishers, respectively, in amateur division #1. Stokes fired a 3-over 74, and Van Wingerden finished one shot back with a 75. The low amateur round on the day was Thomas Hallen's 7-under-par 64. Hallen was representing West Richland Golf Course.

Black Rock Creek's Doug Rowell tied for a fourth place finish in the net column among amateur division #1 golfers. He shot a handicap-aided 71.

Watercolor painting workshop for kids offered

The Sunnyside Recreation Department is offering a watercolor painting workshop for youngsters next week.

The first session, for 8 to 10-year-olds, is scheduled for Monday, June 20. The second session, for 11 to 14-year-olds, is set for Tuesday, June 21. The thirrd and final session, for youths 15 years of age and older, will be held Wednesday, June 22.

All three sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sunnyside Community Center. The workshops will give children the opportunity to develop basic skills in creating scenery, light, shading, texture, color-washes, color mixing and other relements of composition. Those who sign up for the workshop must provide all needed supplies—brushes, paint and watercolor paper.

Registration fees are set at $15 for youngsters who live in Sunnyside, and $20 for those who reside outside of the city limits. Sign-ups are ongoing at the Recreation Department.

Soccer camp

on for next week

Sunnyside's annual Grizzly soccer camp, under the direction of Sunnyside High School soccer coach Kathy Jolliff, will be held June 20-23.

Camp hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. each of the four days, with check-in scheduled from 8 to 9 a.m. The soccer camp will be staged at Sunnyside's Clem Senn Field.

Registration forms are still available at the Sunnyside Recreation Department office, located at the Sunnyside Community Center in South Hill Park. The cost for boys and girls kindergarten age through sixth grade to participate is $25.

Soapbox derby sign-up deadline Monday, June 20

Soapbox derby racers planning on competing in this year's Sunnyside races have until next Monday, June 20, to register for the Fourth of July weekend event.

Sign-ups are ongoing at the Sunnyside Recreation Department. The local soapbox derby races will be staged at the hill along Central Park on Saturday, July 2.


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