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Sunday, June 2, 2002


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Manoa Cup qualifying
set for tomorrow


Star-Bulletin staff

The qualifying round for the 2002 Manoa Cup is set for tomorrow at 7 a.m. at the Oahu Country Club.

More than 100 amateur golfers will battle for 63 spots in the week-long match-play championship, which gets under way Tuesday with first- and second-round matches.

Third-round matches are set for Wednesday with the quarterfinals on Thursday. The 36-hole semifinals are Friday with the final, also 36 holes, on Saturday.

Defending champion Ryan Koshi is seeded No. 1 for the tournament.

Some of the top golfers expected to compete are four-time winner Brandan Kop, state amateur Joe Phengsavath, 2000 Manoa Cup champ Randy Shibuya, Del Marc Fujita, Norman Asao, Gary Kong, Damien Victorino, Jonathan Ota and Punahou Schools seventh-grader Michelle Wie.

Phengsavath in the winner's circle again

Joe Phengsavath is fast becoming one of the best amateur players in the state.

After capturing the 2002 State Amateur title, he was in the winner's circle again -- this time in an Amatour Hawaii tournament last week.

Phengsavath fired a final-round 69 to win the Hawaii Prince Championship at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club with a two-day total of 141. In second two shots behind was Andrew Llarenas (72-71--143) while Randy Shibuya was third (73-71--144.

Qualifying for USGA Boys Junior Championship

The 36-hole sectional qualifying rounds for the USGA Junior Championship is June 20-21 at the Turtle Bay Resort.

Entries are open to male amateur golfers who have not reached their 18th birthday by July 27, 2002 and have a USGA handicap not exceeding 6.4. All entry forms (signed by parent) along with a $20 entry fee must be received by 11:00 a.m. Hawaii time on Wednesday at the USGA, P.O. Box 223, Far Hills, NJ 07931-0223.

Entry forms can be downloaded via the Internet at www.usga.org. Click on championship applications.

The national championship will be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club July 23-27.

For more information, call Stephen Perry at 881-4027 or Charlie King at 245-4788.

The national championship will be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club July 23-27.

Mililani will play host to 29th Rainbow Open

The Mililani Golf Club will be host to the 29th Rainbow Open golf tournament on July 14-16.

A pro-am on July 13 will precede the 54-hole tournament.

Former winners expected to play are Kevin Hayashi (1986, '96), Jerry Mullen ('88, '01), Larry Stubblefield ('75, '85), Casey Nakama ('87) and Chuck Davis ('92).

For more information, call the Mililani Golf Club at 623-2222.

Wailea offers 2002 kamaaina specials

The Wailea Golf Club is offering two kamaaina specials.

The Four-for-Three special allows four Hawaii residents to play for the price of three. On the Gold and Emerald courses, it'll cost $180 for a foursome (or $45 each) and at the Blue course, the cost for a foursome is $165, or $41.25 per player.

The Blue Kamaaina Afternoon Rate is only $45 per person for tee times after noon on the Blue course.

Call Wailea at (808) 875-7450 for more information.



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