Pro Tour Hawaii
Allegations of embezzlement and a depleted operating fund have forced the cancellation of the inaugural Pro Tour Hawaii golf circuit.
In 2006, Pro Tour Hawaii's former chief financial officer Gregg V. Wood was convicted of defrauding the business and its owners Sandy and Tina Mohr. Wood was sentenced to federal prison but his conviction was overturned on appeal in 2007.
For subsequent coverage of this case, see:
» March '05:
Scammed golfers have shot at par
» June '06:
Golf tour backer convicted of fraud
» Oct. '06:
Man gets 21 months for collapse of golf tour
» Jan. '08:
Hawaii fraud victims won't be repaid $62,675
Sandy Mohr, the tour's chief executive officer, last night met with some of the 60-plus local golfers who paid $11,500 each to participate in the 10-event, three-island tour. Mohr told the golfers that the bank account had apparently been depleted by a person associated with the tour's major sponsor, Paradise Resorts.
The first hint of a problem came after the checks from the second event bounced.
Wahine win openerJoanne Ansell scored three goals and the University of Hawaii women's water polo team won its season opener yesterday, 11-9, over host Princeton.
Hawaii broke away from a 4-4 tie at halftime, outscoring the Tigers, 6-3, in the third period.
Junior goalie Christa Tackaberry had five saves for Hawaii, which continues its season in the Princeton Tournament starting tomorrow.