Irons brothers take opening heats in Mexico
Kauai brothers Andy and Bruce Irons won their opening-round heats at the Rip Curl Pro Mexico yesterday.
Both advanced to the third round of the World Championship Tour event, and four other surfers made it to the second round by placing second or third in their heats yesterday -- Roy Powers, Pancho Sullivan, Fred Patacchia and Kekoa Bacalso.
Maekawa makes U.S. Junior Championship
Sean Maekawa shot a 1-under 71 yesterday to win the USGA Junior Championship qualifier by four strokes over T.J. Kua at the Turtle Bay Resort's Palmer Course.
Both Maekawa and Kua will play in the USGA Junior Championship, July 16-22, at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in California.
Maekawa finished the two-day tournament with a 4-over 148 total and Kua shot a 74 yesterday to finish at 8-over 152.
Alex Ching (74--153) is the first alternate, and Alex Nakao (77--154) is the second alternate.