Irons rips to quarterfinals
of Billabong Pro Teahupoo
Hanalei's Andy Irons won his third- and fourth-round heats yesterday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Billabong Pro Teahupoo in Tahiti.
Irons ousted Tahiti's Heimata Carroll in the third round of the Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour contest.
Irons went on to eliminate Australia's Shane Powell in the fourth round.
Two other Hawaii surfers -- Shane Dorian and Kalani Robb --surfed to third-round triumphs and await their fourth-round heats.
Dorian knocked out Taylor Knox, while Robb stopped Australia's Beau Emerton.
Hawaii's Sunny Garcia and Conan Hayes were beaten in the third round. Garcia lost to Brazil's Victor Ribas, and Hayes was upended by defending world champion CJ Hobgood of Florida.
King takes shortened Hall of Fame tournamentNo one knows the classroom better than the teacher.
Jerry King, a teaching pro at Kapalua Golf Club since 1995, won the Verizon Hawaii Hall of Fame Championship yesterday at the Plantation Course at Kapalua with an 18-hole total of 69.
King, who has been named the PGA Aloha Section Teacher of the Year four times, went up on Brian Sasada of Makena Golf Club by two strokes on the first day and then was declared the winner when the rest of the tournament was washed out.
Pearl Country Club's Kevin Hayashi and Beau Yokomoto tied for third with 72s.
Ron Castillo Jr. of Hapuna Golf Club, Brendan Moynahan of The Experience at Koele and Ben Hongo of Kapalua tied for fifth.
Mike Iyoki of U.S. Army Golf Courses shot a 66 and took the senior title by three strokes over Larry Stubblefield.