Joey Tadeo shot a 5-under-par 66 to be the medalist among 63 qualifiers in the State Amateur Match Play Championship better known as the Manoa Cup.
Manoa Cup qualifying
Two-time defending champion Brandan Kop was seeded No. 1 as the first- and second-round matches began today. Also qualifying was 1996 champion Damien Victorino.
Anna Umemura, trying to become the first woman to compete in the historic Manoa Cup which began in 1907, failed to qualify, shooting an 89 yesterday.
The quarterfinals will be held Friday, the 36-hole semifinals are set for Saturday for the first time, and the 36-hole final is scheduled to begin Sunday morning.
Tomorrow, Star-Bulletin writer Al Chase will inaugurate "Just For Kicks," a weekly column devoted to soccer.
New column puts
spotlight on soccer
From the local ranks to the World Cup, Chase will help keep you up to date on futbol.
His first offering will focus on the Olympic development program in Hawaii.
Look for "Just For Kicks" every Thursday in the Star-Bulletin.
Double Bullet startsThe 76-foot catamaran Double Bullet II of Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club set off for Hawaii yesterday afternoon as the last starter in the 40th Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii. There are no other multihull entries this year.
Meanwhile, the 30-foot Doublehanded entry Two Guys On the Edge from Waikiki Yacht Club was still nearest Hawaii, but the maxi sleds Zephyrus IV and Pyewacket were coming fast. Les Vasconcellos and Bruce Burgess stretched their lead on Cruising division leader Hurricane from 8 to 18 miles but lost 116 miles to Zephyrus IV, which started four days later last Saturday.
At the current rate, the fastest boats should take over the pace tomorrow or Friday - and if they're thinking of breaking the old Pyewacket's record of 7 days 15 hours 24 minutes 40 seconds set in 1997, they'll have to finish by 1:24 a.m. Sunday.
Movers lose Japan finaleThe Hawaii Island Movers ended their Japan baseball trip on the downside yesterday with a 12-2 loss to Tohoku Fukushi University, which swept the three-game series.
Long drive qualifyingLocal qualifying for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will take place at 3 p.m. Friday at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club.
The competition is open to all golfers. The cost is $30 for six balls.
Last year's isle winner was amateur Tommy Kim of Honolulu.
Tennis league sign-upsThe Oahu Tennis League, which begins July 19, is registering singles and doubles players through Friday's deadline.
Players coordinate their matches according to their schedules at courts of their choosing. The registration fee is $25 for singles and $40 for doubles.
Call 381-6848 for a registration form or more information.
Junior golf date, site changeThe Big Island qualifier for the Aug. 18-19 Callaway Hawaii State Junior Golf Championship will be played Saturday at the Waikoloa Beach C.C.
The event had been scheduled today at the Kona C.C. Juniors who had entered to play today may play Saturday and other entries will be accepted at the Waikoloa course. Entry fee is $20. For more information, call 532-0559.
Potts' marlin takes prizeChris Potts' catch of a 307-pound Pacific Blue marlin aboard Henry Potts' "Rod Bender," with captain Chip Van Mols and deck hand Carlton Arai, won the Firecracker Open Marlin Tournament and $40,000 in prize money last weekend on the Kona Coast.
Just five marlin qualified and four of those were tagged and released.
The next event in the Kona Marlin Tournament Series is this weekend's Skins Marlin Derby.