Two-time defending champion Brandan Kop advanced to today's third round of the Manoa Cup with a pair of victories yesterday at the Oahu Country Club.
Kop among double
victors in Manoa Cup
Kop defeated Dan Nomura, 7 and 6, in the morning and came back with a 5 and 4 victory over Edson Nakanishi in the afternoon's second round.
He will meet Norman-Ganin Asao, who eliminated Richard Teruya, 7 and 5, and Del-Marc Fujita, 2-up.
Also advancing in the upper bracket were Kendall Fukumoto and Paul Kimura. Qualifying medalist Joey Tadeo defeated Curtis Kono, 7 and 6, and Chuck Kozak, 1-up on the 21st hole to lead those moving on in the lower bracket. Tadeo will meet Tony Okano in today's third round.
The quarterfinals will be held tomorrow with the semifinals and finals, both 36 holes, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Transpac crew rescuedSix crewmen from the capsized 76-foot catamaran Double Bullet II in the 40th Transpacific Yacht Race were rescued yesterday by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, 180 miles off Point Loma, Calif.
Robert Hanel of Los Angeles activated the catamaran's Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon to help guide rescuers, Coast Guard officials said.
The rescued sailors were airlifted to the Coast Guard base in San Diego.
One crewman was taken to the University of California-San Diego Medical Center, where he was treated for seasickness, dehydration and mild hypothermia before being released.
The Double Bullet II of the Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club set off for Hawaii on Tuesday, the last starter in the race. It was the only multihull entry this year.
Meanwhile, out in the middle of the Pacific, the 30-foot doublehanded entry Two Guys On the Edge, from the Waikiki Yacht Club, was closest to Hawaii, but the maxi sleds Zephryus IV and Pyewacket were coming fast.
Les Vasconcellos and Bruce Burgess stretched their lead on Cruising division leader Hurricane to 18 miles, but lost 116 miles to Zephyrus IV, which started four days later.
QB Club honors Lewis, AuStandout sailor Andrew Lewis and karate champion Elisa Au have been named Sportspersons of the Month of June by the Honolulu Quarterback Club.
Lewis captured the National Junior Olympic Laser Championships title in Galveston Bay, Texas, on June 28. Au won the women's kumite (sparring) division at the World Karate Confederation Championships in Bochum, Germany.
Both are expected to be at the Quarterback Club's weekly luncheon-meeting Monday at the Pagoda Hotel.
Terry Fox WeekendThe third annual Terry Fox Weekend will be held Sept. 10-12 at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island.
The event, which includes a Saturday 10K run/5K walk and tennis tournament, benefits the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii and the American Cancer Society's West Hawaii Unit. It is named in honor of the Canadian who lost a leg to cancer and ran across Canada in 1981 raising awareness and funds for cancer research.
For reservations and information, call Hualalai at 808-325-8000 or toll free 888-340-KONA.