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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, July 3, 1999

Yokomoto wins Club Pro title

Beau Yokomoto won the Aloha Section PGA Club Professional Championship by defeating Tommy Hines on the third playoff hole yesterday at The Links at Kuilima.

Both ended with a 36-hole score of 145 with Hines shooting a 69 yesterday to Yokomoto's even-par 72.

Yokomoto,who represents the Pearl Country Club, and Hines of the Hawaii Prince, led the eight pros who qualified for the Western Regional Club Pro Championship to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct. 14-17.

The others are Brian Stock (Kapalua), Brian Sasada (Makena, John Freitas (Hualalai), Ben Hongo (Kapalua), Mark Chapleski (Ko Olina) and Brendan Moynahan (Koele).

Moynahan parred the first playoff hole to secure the final qualifying spot.

Hurricane leads Transpac

Kim Stebbens' 41-foot Hurricane continued to lead in the 40th Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii yesterday.

After light winds Tuesday and Wednesday, it reported it was making good progress yesterday in winds of 20 knots.

Two Guys On the Edge, a 30-footer with only two sailors aboard, apparently had ventured too far south of the windy zone and had only 8-knot winds.

The third fleet of sailing vessels starts the 2,225 nautical-mile race to Diamond Head today. The 14 bigger monohulls in Division I include Roy E. Disney's new 72-foot Pyewacket and Bob McNeill and John Parrish's 75-foot Zephyrus IV.

The old Pyewacket won in 1997 and set an elapsed time record of seven days, 15 hours, although Zephyrus IV was leading before suffering a broken mast.

A lone catamaran starting Tuesday will be chasing the five day, nine hour record for multihulls set in 1997.

CART car on display

A champ car, one of the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) cars that will be participating in November's Hawaiian Super Prix, will be on display today through Monday at the Pearlridge Center, Uptown.

The car, a Dan Gurney All-American Eagle, was driven by Alex Barron. It is the first time a champ car has been to Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Super Prix will take place Nov. 11-13 at Barbers Point.

Senior softball tour

The Senior Softball-USA International tour returns to Hawaii after a seven-year hiatus.

Five teams from California, Texas, Florida and Nevada will play Hawaii all-star teams July 16 at Cartwright Park. There is no admission fee. The first game starts at 8:30 a.m.

Steele to fight Reyes

Danny Steele will face Miguel "Tijuana Terror" Reyes for the International Kickboxing Federation World Welterweight Championship, July 16, at the Blaisdell Arena.

Steele, from Hawaii, holds six lightweight and welterweight championship belts.

Call 591-2211 for more information.



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