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Page B-4 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, July 10, 2014 ESPN'Friday Fights' return to Little Creek Casino Little Creek Casino Resort will once again host the ESPN pro- gram "Friday Night Fights." The first bout is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. tomorrow, with the doors opening at 4 p.m. The main event features Mike Gavronski of Bellevue (14 victo- ries, 0 defeats, 1 tie, 10 knockouts) against Tureano Johnson of Nas- sau, Bahamas (14-1-0, 10KOs) for the WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title. The co-main event, with the live ESPN broadcast airs at 6 p.m., featuring Art Hovhannisyan of Glendale, California (17-1-2, 9KOs) vs. Jonathan Maicelo of Callao, Peru (17-1, llKOs) for the WBC International Silver Title. The TV swing fight in the wel- terweight division features Evan Woolsey of Kansas (2-2) vs. Ken- neth Sims Jr. of Chicago (2-0, 1KO). State senior games start Saturday The Washington State Senior Games are this weekend. Two events will take place in Mason County, beginning with softball for seniors in their 60s. The 60s softball tournament begins at 9 a.m. July 12 and con- tinues through July 13 at Mason County Recreation Area. Softball for athletes in their 50s, 65s, 70s and 75s will be July 19 through 20 at MCRA. The cost is $290 per team. Seniors will also compete in shuffleboard in Mason County. Beginning at 8 a.m. with check-in, shuffleboard will be July 21 through 23 at Little Creek Casino Resort for $9 per person, per event. The opening ceremonies for the senior games is at 8 a.m. July 26 at the Tumwater High School sta- dium. For more information about the Washington Senior Games, includ- ing an event schedule, go to puget- soundgames.com. Deadline for men's golf tournament The deadline for St. Andrew's Open is next week. The men's golf tournament, scheduled for July 22 at Lake Limerick Golf Club, costs $55 per golfer. "The entry fee includes green fee, continental breakfast, tee prize, on-course contests, lunch and a free practice round," said Bobby Brown, head golf profes- sional. Players can call the golf shop at 426-6290 for more information on the individual gross and net tournament, which will have three different flights. Compiled by sports reporter Emily Hanson By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun com Amateurs and profes- sionals are slated to com- pete in the fourth annual Showdown, a two-day disc golf tournament in Shelton. The tournament be- gins at 9 a.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Shelton Springs Disc Golf Course. "We have 144 golfers this year," tournamentJournal file photo director Chris Gilberts Shelton's Ashlee Harris releases a fairway shot said. "We sold the first on hole-No. 11 last year during the Showdown 100 spots online in about Disc Golf Tournament at the Shelton Springs Disc two hours and the re- Golf Course. mainder in about four days." is among the best in Among the registered The turnout has dou- the Northwest, Gilberts professionals are Catrina bled this year, Gilberts said. Allen from Tennessee, said. Golfers will com- "Our professionalwho is the No. 5 women's plete three rounds on the open men's champion player in the nation, and 18-hole course each day will walk away with Kyle Crabtree from Fife, of the tournament. $1,650 cash for the week- who is in the top 50 best "It's a difficult course," end," he added, men's players in the na- Gilberts said. "It's de- The payouts are pos- tion, Gilberts said. signed to be difficult. It's sible in part to two new The Professional Disc long, one of the longest major sponsors of the Golf Association defines in the state, but it's fair. tournament this year: the top professional disc There's a lot of shot vari- Our Community Credit golfers as open players ety required." Union and Little Creekwho have many years of Gilberts said that golf- Casino Resort. tournament experience, ers from Alabama, Flor- "I think the sponsors drive at least 350 feet, ida, Colorada, Arizonaare really excited about make seven to nine out and Oregon are partici- what we're doing up (at of 10 putts from 25 to 30 pating in this year's tour- the course)," Gilbertsfeet, among other crite- nament, which includessaid. "We have a lot of ria. amateur and profession- support from the corn-"Disc golf is still up- al golfers from aroundmunity and (the Mason and-coming in Shelton, the state. County Disc Golf Club). so we haven't built up a This tournament fea- Everybody does what professional base in Shel- tures the top payouts they can for us to putton yet," Gilberts said. "I among disc golf tourna- on a quality tourna- expect that to happen in ments in the state andment." the next few years." a so n County lr