Lee wins Turtle Bay Match Play title
Pearl Country Club apprentice Regan Lee won the 2005 Turtle Bay Golf Match Play Championship yesterday at the Arnol Palmer Course with a 4 and 3 win over Kiahuna Golf Club's Ron Castillo Jr.
Castillo won the first two holes to take an early lead, but Lee came back and then took the lead with a birdie on No. 9 to go 1-up. Lee then won holes 10, 12 and 13. The two players then tied Nos. 14 and 15, giving Lee the match with three holes left.
Makena's Dugal Milne won the senior division by beating Makaha Resort's Ron Kiaaina 2-up.
The event was the Aloha Section PGA's third major championship of the season, with a total $8,500 purse between the two divisions.
Ferguson returns to form after injury
Tia Ferguson won her first cross country race of the season Saturday with a time of 18 minutes, 10.4 seconds in the Hagen Stone 5K Classic at Greensboro, N.C.
A member of Duke's No. 1-ranked women's team, the sophomore from Seabury Hall delayed the start of her season until she recovered from plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of the thin fascia membrane that runs along the bottom of the foot).
Ferguson ran unattached in the meet, won easily by the Blue Devils with 18 points as their five runners that counted finished 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th.
"We were undecided whether she would compete for Duke at this point," said women's cross country coach Kevin Jermyn. "Tia is in great shape and it appears very likely she will represents us in the upcoming championships"
Ferguson was the Atlantic Coast Conference freshman of the year in 2004.
Big Red playing well for UH alum Collins
Deitre Collins, in her second season as the women's volleyball coach at Cornell, has the Big Red off to an 8-2 start.
The two-time Broderick Award honoree in 1983 and 1984 after leading the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine to consecutive national titles, guided Cornell to a 17-9 overall record and a 10-4 mark in the Ivy League last year. The Big Red finished in a four-way tie for the league title, the first time they ended up in first since 1993.
Collins took the Cornell position after eight seasons at Nevada-Las Vegas, where she was Western Athletic Conference coach of the year in 1998.
The Big Red won their Ivy League opener Saturday, sweeping Columbia 30-18, 30-24, 30-16.
In that match, Columbia freshman libero Ashley Kim had a career-high 14 digs for the Lions. She is a Punahou graduate.
Ogoshi honored: Shellane Ogoshi was named the Colonial Athletic Conference Player of the Week in volleyball for helping the Hofstra Pride to a 3-0 week, including a four-game win over the defending champion Towson Tigers.
The sophomore setter from Roosevelt had her best match against the Tigers, with 41 assists, 22 digs and seven kills to fall just short of a triple-double. She also had a double-double against Columbia.
Trio in a storm: Patti Hardimon (Moanalua, Chaminade) had six aces and 12 digs to help the St. John's (N.Y.) Red Storm defeat Seton Hall 30-25, 30-25, 30-21 for their first Big East Conference win.
Kathleen Yee, a freshman libero from Moanalua, leads the Red Storm (15-5 overall, 1-2 league) with 264 digs. She is one of two players to start all 66 games this year.
Laurie Miyasato, a freshman setter/defensive specialist from St. Andrew's Priory, has seen limited action, appearing in five games.
Kill leader: Jennifer Braceros, a sophomore outside hitter from Hanalani, topped the Cascade College (Portland, Ore.) Thunderbirds with 15 kills in a 30-14, 30-28, 30-18 loss to Albertson on Saturday. She leads the NAIA team with 109 kills in 11 matches and is second in aces with 15.
No sophomore jinx: Lori Nakamura is following up an excellent freshman season for the NCAA Division III Redlands (Calif.) Bulldogs (3-8 overall, 3-2 league) by averaging 3.23 kills per game. The sophomore outside hitter from Kamehameha is second on the team with 123 kills and 115 digs. She has the most kill attempts (514).