Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, September 16, 1999

Associated Press
The Mets' Benny Agbayani singles against the Rockies.
He later connected for a two-run home run.

Agbayani breaks out
at Coors Field

Associated Press


Like most hitters, Benny Agbayani has fallen in love with Coors Field.

The New York Mets rookie from Hawaii made his major league debut in Colorado on May 12 and hit his first home run. The solo shot was one of 10 in a span of 73 at-bats.

Since that remarkable run, Agbayani has seen his playing time diminish because of a crowded New York outfield. His home-run count subsequently stopped after he hit his 11th on June 25.

"To tell you the truth, I was just waiting to come here," Agbayani said after his 12th homer helped the Mets beat the Rockies, 10-5, yesterday. "I have a lot of confidence hitting in this park."

Meyer wins match
play golf crown

Greg Meyer won the Aloha Section PGA Match Play Championship with a 7-and-6 blitz of Brian Stock yesterday at the Wailea Gold golf course on Maui.

Meyer also took the Aloha Section Stroke Play title and with yesterday's victory he captures the section's Player of the Year award, along with a $1,200 purse, a round-trip ticket on Delta Airlines and the Murray Rarick Memorial Championship Trophy.

He fired nine birdies in the morning round of the 36-hole final, shooting an 8-under-par 64 for a 5-up lead, then closed out the match on the 13th hole of the afternoon round.

Football Express bus routes

UH Football Express buses from Kapolei and Mililani will run again for Saturday's Boise State game.

The Kapolei bus will leave the State Office Building, 601 Kamokila Blvd., at 4:30 p.m. and make a stop at the Village Park park-and-ride lot at 4:45 p.m. The Mililani bus will leave the Mililani park-and-ride lot at 4:30 p.m.

TheBus express service to Aloha Stadium from Kaneohe, Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Kahala, Kaimuki, UH-Manoa, Waikiki and Ala Moana Center also will continue.

All buses leave the stadium on return trips 15 minutes after the game ends.

For more information, call 848-5555.

Chevrolet with Super Prix

Chevrolet has joined the world's richest auto race as the official vehicle of the first Hawaiian Super Prix, to be run Nov. 13 at Kalaeloa Airport (formerly Barbers Point Naval Air Station).

As part of the sponsorship agreement, Chevrolet will supply vehicles on a year-round basis for the $10 million Hawaiian Super Prix, including a fleet of 65 cars and trucks for use during the event.

The Super Prix is an all-star racing event featuring the top 12 point-scoring teams in the 1999 CART FedEx Championship Series plus four invited at-large entries.

The winner will collect the unprecedented grand prize of $5 million.

Pull for Special Olympics

The sixth annual Hawaiian Plane Pull and Saturn Strongest "Da Kine" competition will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, At Hickam Air Force Base starting at 8 a.m.

All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Hawaii.

The Hickam event challenges teams of 20 people from local companies and organizations to compete for places in two categories-fastest pull and lowest weight pull. The entry fees are $500 per team or $25 per person.

For applications and more information, call Jenna Yancey at 531-1888, extension 24.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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