Sports briefs — Aug. 21, 2019

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Annual golf invite set at PA course

Peninsula Golf Club’s 41st-annual Shotgun Invitational is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

Format is two-person best ball; cost is $260 per team with a 108 team limit. Fee includes practice round with spouse, tee prizes, KPs, hors d’oevres, lunch, drink tickets and more. Honey pots are optional.

Shotgun start tee times are 8:30 a.m. or 1:45 p.m. on both Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1.

The prize pool is $13,500 based on a full field.

Peninsula Golf Club is at 824 S Lindberg Rd., Port Angeles.

Call 360-457-6501 or see for more information or to register.

‘Fore the Kids’ tourney on tap in September

The second-annual 2019 Fore the Kids Golf Tournament is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Cedar at Dungeness golf course, 1965 Woodcock Road.

Cost is $100 per player. Fee includes lunch, 18 holes of golf with a cart, course contests, hole-in-one prize, tournament shirt, swag bag, drawings for items such as a one-year YMCA membership or tickets to a Seahawks Game and more.

Registration for players is open through Sept. 16, at the Cedars at Dungeness Pro Shop. Call 360-582-4900 or visit the shop to register.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Olympic Peninsula YMCA’s Member Support Fund to provide financial assistance to individuals, families and children in need.


PC soccer alum wins NPSL title with Miami FC

A star for the Peninsula men’s soccer team from 2010-11 helped set up a goal to lead his team to the National Premier Soccer League championship on Aug. 4.

Miguel Gonzalez, who scored 34 goals for the Pirates in 2011, helped set up the first goal and picked up an assist in Miami FC’s win over the New York Cosmos in the NPSL championship game Saturday. Miami FC won the game 3-1.

Gonzalez had 15 goals and four assists for the Pirates in 2010 and followed up that season with 34 goals and 10 assists in 2011, leading the Northwest Athletic Conference in points and goals.

Gonzalez, from Yelm, went to play at Seattle University after he was done at Peninsula. He has played professionally for the Seattle Sounders 2, the Kitsap Pumas, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks and the Oklahoma City Energy FC.

Gonzalez had 13 goals and 10 assists in the regular season for Miami FC this season.

The NPSL is a fourth-tier league and a part of the United States Adult Soccer Association.

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