Hayashi, Taketa win 4-Ball event in a playoff
Kevin Hayashi and Lance Taketa teamed up to capture the Aloha Section PGA's Big Island Candies Scotch 4-Ball Championship at The Club at Hokulia yesterday.
Hayashi and Taketa won in a playoff after finishing the two-day event in a four-way tie for first. They shot a 6-over 78 in the alternate-shot format yesterday after a 4-under 68 in the best-ball opening round on Sunday to finish at 2-over 146.
Hayashi and Taketa also won the event in 2002 and '03, and they took home the winning $3,500 purse yesterday.
The teams of Andrew Feldmann and Larry Stubblefield, Ben Hongo and Mark Seki, and Wade Nishimoto and Stephen Sanchez were also in the playoff.
Hayashi's booming 360-yard drive and 15-foot downhill birdie putt (after Taketa's chip) clinched the victory on the first playoff hole (361-yard, par-4 18th).
Wahine sailors take fourth at St. Mary's event
No. 6 Hawaii took fourth place in the St. Mary's Women's Intersectional sailing event last weekend in Baltimore.
The Rainbow Wahine -- led by Tinja Anderson-Mitterling and Cassie Harris -- finished behind College of Charleston, host St. Mary's and Georgetown.
Wildcats blank Rainbow Wahine softball team
Northwestern pitcher Eileen Canney struck out a career-high 17 and faced just 23 batters as the Wildcats beat Hawaii 5-0 yesterday at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.
Canney finished with a one-hitter and was aided by her teammates' nine hits. UH's Justine Smethurst took the loss. She went four innings and gave up five hits and three runs.
Tyleen Tausaga had the only hit for the Rainbow Wahine (14-13).
Ashley Crane and Garland Cooper had three hits each for the Wildcats (16-6). Cooper added two RBIs.
In other Rainbow Wahine news, Smethurst was picked as the Western Athletic Conference softball pitcher of the week yesterday.
Smethurst, a freshman from Australia, fired a perfect game against Longwood, striking out six. She also pitched against Kansas last week.
Seasiders beat Polar Bears to improve to 9-0
The Brigham Young-Hawaii men's tennis team defeated Bowdoin (Brunswick, Maine) 5-0 yesterday in Laie to improve to 9-0 on the season.
The Seasiders' got singles victories from Dillon Porter, Leon So'onalole, Jakub Huza, Marvin So'onalole and Carlton Taylor.
In women's tennis, BYUH beat New Mexico State 5-2 to improve to 12-0. Jing Jing Liu, Tetyana Bula and Petra Teller all won singles and doubles matches for the Seasiders.