Hawaii Beat

Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Carll holds on
for win at Kapalua

Kevin Carll outplayed Jay Taise of Hapuna on the final hole to win the Verizon Hawaii Hall of Fame Championship at Kapalua's Plantation Course yesterday.

Carll, who represents the Ko Olina Golf Club, shot a 66 on the first day but struggled to a 75 in the final round. Still, he began the 18th hole tied with Taise at 4 under par. Carll birdied it to finish with a two-day total of 141 while Taise blew up to finish third at 144. Kevin Hayashi, also representing Hapuna, snuck into second place at 143.

Aloha section PGA member Larry Stubblefield shot a 142 to win the senior division by seven strokes over Rodney Acia of Hilo. Clif Council of the Maui Golf Shop finished third.

Ron Castillo Jr. won the first Super Seniors competition, beating Kerry Greenwood of the Leilehua Golf Course by five strokes.

FieldTurf work almost complete

The installation of Aloha Stadium's new FieldTurf surface is nearing completion, a stadium official said yesterday.

"We anticipate it being complete some time this week," stadium assistant events manager Scott Chan said. "They're bringing it into the stadium today and will be rolling it out."

Groundbreaking for the $1.3 million project was held April 1.

The first public event on the new surface will be the Aiea High School graduation on May 24.

UH cross-country team third in WAC in GPA

The Hawaii cross-country team's 3.19 grade-point average was the third highest in the WAC, but still earned All-Academic honors.

The Rainbow Wahine ranked 96th out of 118 eligible teams. Tulsa led the WAC and the nation with a 3.68 mark and Nevada was 90th at 3.23.

It was the first time in UH's history to be so honored in the sport.

Ramos named WAC Player of the Week

Hawaii softball player Trisha Ramos was named the WAC Player of the Week yesterday, becoming the fifth Wahine to earn the award this season.

Ramos, a senior from Lihue, hit .400 in six games last week to help Hawaii to its first WAC title. The third baseman also hit her second and third home runs of the year and drove in seven runs and is hitting .291 this year.

Ami Day of Tulsa was named the pitcher of the week.

The Wahine will gather at Eastside Grill at 4 p.m. Sunday to learn where they will go to play their regional tournament on the road to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.

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