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Originally published Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:15 PM

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Bayshore Golf Shore will close for good

Bayshore Golf Course, a 9-hole public course on Puget Sound outside Shelton, will close for good at the end of December.

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Bayshore Golf Course, a nine-hole public course on Puget Sound outside Shelton, will close for good at the end of December.

“We just can’t afford to run it any more,” said Brian Davis, a part-owner. He blamed the economy and oversaturation of courses for Bayshore’s decline.

“We’ve tried every marketing tactic we could think of,” Davis said.

Bayshore opened in 1948.

In September, Flowing Lake Golf Course and Sumner Meadows Golf Course outside Sumner both closed.

Bayshore becomes the 15th golf course in the Greater Puget Sound region to close in the past four years. Two — Holmes Harbor on Whidbey Island and Carnation (now Blue Heron Golf Course) — have reopened.

Other golf

The Swinomish Tribe has purchased the 18-hole Similk Beach Golf Course near Anacortes from the Morgan-Turner family. It will remain a daily-fee golf course.

Men’s college basketball

Northwest Christian (8-4, 2-0 CCC) earned a 72-65 upset of No. 17 Northwest University in Eugene. Michael Greene scored 26 points for NU (11-3, 2-1).

Women’s college basketball

Lexie Nelson scored a career-high 27 points as host Eastern Washington (4-5) cruised past Boise State (4-6) 81-66 for their fourth straight victory.

• Domi Mendezona scored 13 points as Northwest U (9-4, 2-1 CCC) beat host Northwest Christian (3-7, 0-2) 68-56.

•Tia Briggs scored 15 points as Western Washington (4-5) snapped a two-game losing streak by defeating Texas Woman’s University 80-44 in Las Vegas.

From freelancer Craig Smith and sports information.

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