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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Wednesday, July 19, 2000

Kim takes women’s
golf crown at Waialae

Mona Kim shot a final-round 82 but it was good enough to win low-gross honors in the 44th Waialae Women's Invitational yesterday at the Waialae Country Club.

Kim posted a 36-hole score of 157, two strokes better than defending champ Anna Umemura.

Umemura, who started the day one stroke ahead of Kim, hit her second shot out of bounds from the right fairway bunker at the par-5 last hole to finish with an 85.

"I played bad," said Umemura, the reigning HSWGA match-play champion, who also went OB on the 15th and four-putted the par-4 11th from 30 feet.

"I thought she won, then all of a sudden I did," said Kim, who captured the event for the first time.

Nancy Hong, a Waialae member, was the low-net champion with a 36-hole score of 136.

Aiea wins Senior LL title

Reilly Maeda pitched a four-hitter as Aiea defeated Kailua American, 5-2, in the championship game of the State Little League Senior Division baseball tournament for 15-16-year-olds yesterday at the Aiea Recreation Center field.

Aiea advances to the Division 1 tournament at Billings, Mont., July 29-Aug. 3.

Island Movers top Oilers

Bryce Uegawachi went 3-for-4 and scored two runs, leading the Hawaii Island Movers to a 4-1 Alaska League baseball victory over the Peninsula Oilers last night at Rainbow Stadium.

Winning pitcher Marvin Wong, who worked seven innings, and two Hawaii relievers combined to check the Oilers on seven hits.

Cheerleaders to camp

The Hawaii Cheer Company's Na Alii All-Stars will be attending a National Cheerleaders Association camp at Damien Memorial High School tomorrow through Sunday.

The Na Alii All-Stars and other cheer groups will be learning skills and attempting to qualify for the NCA National All-Star Championship next February in Dallas.

The Hawaii Cheer Company's Na Alii All-Stars have about 80 boys and girls participating.

For more information, call 454-2544.

Braves' tryout camp

The Atlanta Braves will hold an open tryout camp for players 14-23 years old Saturday at 9 a.m. at Mililani High School.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m.

Organizers ask players to provide their own cleats, gloves and hats, and to not wear tank tops or shorts. American Legion players must have a permission letter signed by their coach or legion commander.

Vitale turns to fighting

Former University of Hawaii football player Falaniko Vitale has been invited to fight in the Rings USA Rising Stars Tournament Saturday at Blaisdell Arena.

The event is a no-holds-barred competition, and the winner in each weight division (over-200 and under-200 pounds) will receive $10,000, according to promoter T. Jay Thompson.

Winners also will compete later this year in the Rings "King of Kings" tournament with a $500,000 grand prize.

Vitale is undefeated so far in no-holds-barred fighting, according to Thompson.

Tickets are on sale at all regular outlets, the Blaisdell box office, or charge-by-phone at 1-808- 526-4400. Reserved seating is $25 in advance and $29 on the day of the fights. Ringside seats are $50.

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

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