Tammy Surtees won yesterday's U.S. Women's Amateur sectional qualifying at Waikoloa with a 2-over 72.
Surtees wins U.S. Amateur sectional qualifier
Waikoloa's Tammy Surtees used a little home-course advantage in shooting a 2-over 72 yesterday to win the U.S. Women's Amateur Sectional Qualifying Tournament at Waikoloa Beach & Golf Resort.
Honolulu's Mari Chun defeated Hilo's Amanda Wilson in a sudden-death playoff to finish second, allowing her to join Surtees in the 2006 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, Aug. 7-13 at North Plains, Ore. Chun and Wilson each finished at 3-over 73.
Wilson and Kahului's Elyse Okada are the first and second alternates.
Teams open at Junior Olympic volleyball
Outrigger Canoe Club, which won the 17-and-under open division last summer, opened pool play in the 18-and-under open division yesterday by going 3-0 in the USA Volleyball Boys Junior Olympics in Minneapolis.
Outrigger won its three matches in straight sets to lead the 36-team division.
Also going undefeated in opening-day pool play was Asics Rainbows of Honolulu, which swept all four of its matches to lead the 18-and-under club division, and Pilipa'a of Hilo, which won its three matches in straight sets.
Also competing in the 57-team club division from Hawaii are: Kaneohe's Onipa'a (2-1), Quicksets (2-3) and Team Sideout (0-3).
Volleyball season tickets go on sale tomorrow
Tickets for the upcoming Rainbow Wahine volleyball season are available for purchase at HawaiiAthletics.com, at the Stan Sheriff Center box office, or by calling 944-2697.
Hawaii returns five starters from last year's 27-7 team, including three-time All-American Kanoe Kamana'o. Hawaii opens its 20-match home schedule against Pepperdine Aug. 25-26, and will also host a number of traditional national powers including Stanford, UCLA and Florida.
Prices range from $70 to $120 for upper-level seats. Lower-level seats are $165 and will require an additional premium-seat contribution.
West Oahu wins twice at San Diego tourney
West Oahu 18-and-under won two games yesterday to open the United States Amateur Baseball Federation Baden's Best of the Best tournament in San Diego, Calif.
In the first game, the Hawaii representative scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to steal a 6-4 win over the Sun Devils of San Diego. Christian Stephenson earned the win in relief. Chad Takabuki, Ronel Trias and Casey Fujishige all had multiple-hit games. Fujishige's sixth-inning, two-run single, followed by Bucky Aona's RBI double, broke the game open for West Oahu.
In a time-shortened second game, West Oahu beat the Encinitas Gamers 14-8 with the help of 17 Hawaii hits and four Gamers errors. Trias, Fujishige, Stephenson, Aaron Fujiki and Peter Kirst had two or more hits. Travis Fernandez came on in relief for the win.
Play continues today.
Final tryout date set for long drive competition
The last tryout for the 2006 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will be July 15 at the Olomana Golf Course at 4 p.m.
Qualifiers will advance to the district finals on Aug. 19, where one winner will win a spot in the actual championship event, which is scheduled for Oct. 25-28 in Mesquite, Nev. For more information, call Jonathan Kono at 383-228.
July polo tournament set on North Shore
Maui Polo Club makes its annual visit to Oahu on Sunday, as Maui plays Bacardi USA at Mokuleia at 2 p.m.
Tournament play runs through this month, with games each Sunday and midweek starting July 19. Gates open at 11 a.m. each day. Admission is $7. Students and Military are two for one.
For more information, call 637-8401.
Time for tennis permits running out
All nonprofit organizations needing tennis-court permits at Central Oahu Regional Park should submit forms prior to July 13.
Forms may be picked up at the park or the City and County of Honolulu Tennis Office. For more information, call 677-1334.