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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Sunday, May 12, 2002




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PHOTO COURTESY OF PIERRE TOSTEE
ASP world number seven Keala Kennelly advanced to round three of the Billabong Pro Teahupoo in Tahiti yesterday. Hawaii's Kennelly won the 2000 edition of the Billabong Pro.



Kennelly, Ballard advance
to third round in Tahiti

Keala Kennelly and Rochelle Ballard both advanced to the third round of the Billabong Pro Teahupoo in Tahiti yesterday.

Kennelly, 23, overcame four-foot waves with a strong crosswind and a strong start by Ballard to stay alive for her third championship at the event.

"I saw Rochelle get an 8.0 and knew there was no way I was also going to get one in those conditions, so I just tried to get as many medium to high scores I could," Kennelly said. "It's sad there weren't any barrels out there. This is my kind of contest so I hope we get some so I can show my special skills."

Kennelly scored an 18.45 while Ballard followed with a 16.4 to beat Serena Brooke's 12.25. Megan Abubo was Hawaii's other representative, scoring a 12.0 in the second round. She did not advance but will take home $2,000 for a 17th-place finish.

The men's competition was postponed and both hope to continue today.

Komine pitches again after long layoff

Shane Komine returned from 36 days off to throw three scoreless innings of relief in Nebraska's 7-4 win over Cal Poly at Lincoln, Neb. yesterday.

He was out of action resting a sore elbow.

"I was a little rusty," Komine told the Omaha World Herald. "I still have a long way to go to get back to where I was before the injury, but today was as good as I could have hoped for."

Komine took over for NU starter Jamie Rodrigue in the sixth and threw 40 pitches with two strikeouts, one walk, a strikeout and a hit batter.

Nebraska coach Dave Van Horn said he expects Komine to start Wednesday against state rival Creighton, then the second game of the Big 12 tournament May 23.

Carll leads team pastHayashi in Pro-Am

Kevin Carll of Aloha Academy Golf led his team to victory in the Verizon Hawaii Hall of Fame Pro Am at the Plantation Course in maui yesterday, narrowly beating Kevin Hayashi's crew.

The two teams were tied at 52 at the end of regulation but Carll took it in a scorecard playoff against Hayashi.

Carll's team consisted of Romy Cachola, Donna Kim, Joel Matsunaga and Lily Yao. Hayashi played with Walter Dods, Jr., Warren Haruki, Allan Ikawa and June Jones.

The first round of championship competition begins today.

QB Club up next for national champs

University of Hawaii Warriors volleyball coach Mike Wilton, and the entire volleyball team, will be guests of honor at the Honolulu Quarterback Club meeting tomorrow.

Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Restaurant with the program to follow at noon.

Tinman entry deadline set for May 20

The 22nd annual Tinman Triathlon will be held July 14 with the entry deadline May 20 at most running and bike stores.

The event includes an 800-meter swim, 40K bike ride and 10K run beginning at Ala Moana Park and ending at Kapiolani Park.

For more information, contact Olga Caldwell at 595-5317 or Faye Saiki at 596-0588. Athletes can also find an entry form at tinmanhawaii.com.



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