Sports briefs 7/15

Keating opens qualifying in Public Links golf

Elma’s Alexis Keating is well-positioned after the opening round of qualifying for the United States Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship Monday at the Home Course in DuPont.

Keating carded a two-over-par 74 and is tied for 45th at the halfway point of the 36-hole qualifying. The top 64 advance to match play beginning Wednesday.

An Elma High School graduate who is both a former state individual champion and member of a state title-winning team, Keating is a member of the University of Colorado women’s golf team.

Harbor 14-year-olds to open state

The Grays Harbor all-stars will open play in the Southern Washington State 14-year-old Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament on Wednesday at Kennewick.

The Harborites will face host Kennewick at 4 p.m. They will continue round-robin play with a pair of games Thursday, at 1 and 7 p.m.

Elma Hall of Fame racing fund-raiser planned

The sixth annual Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame spaghetti feed fund-raiser and EARA reunion is scheduled for July 26 at the Borden-Seabert Exhibition Hall at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds.

Held in conjunction with the Shipwreck Beads Modified Nationals and Dwarf Car Nationals that weekend at Grays Harbor Raceway, the event will run from noon to 3 p.m.

“Next to our inductions each year, this is our favorite activity and biggest fund-raiser,” Hall of Fame President Rick Leighty said. “This is an important event for us in our effort to honor and preserve the heritage of Grays Harbor Raceway and continue to offer the EARHofFame scholarships. Without the support, the (Hall of Fame) would not be a reality.”

In addition to the spaghetti feed, memorabilia will be on display. That will include vintage racing photos, newpaper clippings, trophies and videos. A dessert auction, raffle and games are also scheduled.

An open mike will be available for those attending to share stories about racing.

The meal costs $6 for adults and $4 for children in the 7-15 age group. Children under 7 will be admitted free.

The Daily World


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