Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, October 27, 2001

Casey Kobashigawa measured a par putt on the 13th hole
during the second round yesterday of the Hawaii State
Open at Makaha Resort Golf Club. Kobashigawa is tied
for 15th place heading into today's final round, seven
shots behind.

Hayashi, Kop tied up

Defending champion Kevin Hayashi fired a 68 in the second round of the Hawaii State Open yesterday to forge a tie for the top spot with Brandan Kop.

Hayashi shot a 33 on the front nine and finished the round with a 35 on the back nine for a two-day total of 140.

Kop, who carded a 67 on Thursday, finished yesterday with a 73. Ed Tischler and Beau Yokomoto are three shots off the pace heading into today's final round and five other players are within five strokes of the lead.

In the Senior Division, Dean Prince extended his lead to eight shots with a second-round 72. He entered the round leading by two shots.

Rodney Acia fired a 76 for a 148 and Ron Kiaaina had a 79 for a total of 149.

Prince is the only player to win the Senior Division since its inception in 1996.

Christel Tomori, Sally Soranaka and Michelle Wie are tied for the Womens Division lead at 151.

Wie made up seven strokes on first-round leader Tomori, the defending champion, with a round of 71. Tomori carded a 78 and Soranaka shot a 76.

Desiree Ting, who entered the day in third place, failed to make the cut after a round of 91. She finished with a two-day total of 169.

The winner of each division today receives $8,000.

Honolulu tennis teams compete in California

The men's 4.0 team from Honolulu is 1-1 in round-robin play at the Senior National Tennis Championships in Palm Springs, Calif., after dropping a match to Goshen, N.Y., 2-1 yesterday.

In the women's tournament, the Hawaii team fell to 0-2 yesterday after losing to Treasure Island, Fla., 3-0.

The winners of the four men's and women's flights advance to the semifinals tomorrow. The finals are on Monday.

The tournament began with the top 16 men's and women's teams from around the country.

Vulcans sitting in 10th at Nelson Invitational

The Hawaii-Hilo men's golf team is in 10th place after the first day of the Nelson Invitational at Stanford.

Tysen Shinaut paced the Vulcans with a 2-under 69 yesterday. He is tied for sixth place. Nick Mason is tied for 25th after a round of 71.

Hawaii-Hilo has 290 points in the field of 15 teams. Florida Southern leads with 279.

Lumpkin, Cavanaugh to speak at QB Club

Hawaii associate coach George Lumpkin and offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh will speak at Monday's Quarterback Club luncheon at the Pagoda International Ballroom.

Mark Zeug, head of the Senior Olympics and the Aloha State Games, is also scheduled to speak.

The buffet opens at 11:30 a.m. and the program starts at noon.

HPU in driver's seat for playoff berth

The Hawaii Pacific volleyball team came one step closer to earning a trip to the postseason by beating Brigham Young-Hawaii 30-24, 30-27, 29-31, 26-30, 17-15 last night at Laie.

The Sea Warriors, defending national champions, must win one of their final three matches to clinch the Pacific West Conference championship and an automatic berth to the regional playoffs.

They can also clinch if BYUH loses one of its final three matches.

Roberta Robert had 28 kills and Andrea Wean had 22 for the Sea Warriors.

Xu Don led the Seasiders with 25 kills.

The Seasiders are the only other PacWest team in contention for the automatic berth, as Western New Mexico was eliminated because of HPU's win.

BYUH must win its next three matches, and HPU would have to lose its final three for the Seasiders to earn the automatic berth.

The team that doesn't earn the automatic berth has an outside chance of earning an at-large bid for a regional.

The two teams play again tonight at Laie.

BYUH's final two matches are Nov. 2 against Western New Mexico and Nov. 6 against Montana State-Billings, both at Laie.

HPU's final two matches are Nov. 3 against Montana State-Billings and Nov. 5 against Western New Mexico, both at St. Andrew's Priory.

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the [Scoreboard] section.

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