Sullivan eliminated in South Africa
Pancho Sullivan, the only Hawaii surfer remaining in the meet, was eliminated in yesterday's fourth round of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay in South Africa.
Sullivan was outpointed by Australia's Taj Burrow 18.34-10.83 in excellent conditions of 4-6 feet. Sullivan earned $6,500.
Hawaii's Andy Irons earned $2,000 for the "best aerial" ride of the expression session.
Chan fourth to lead isle golfers in Optimist
Lorens Chan of Honolulu was tied for fourth in the boys 12-13 division after yesterday's first round of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Chan, six strokes off the lead, had the best finish of 17 Hawaii golfers competing in five divisions. Also competing in boys 12-13 were Alexander Chiarella, Makawao, 75; David Saka, Waipahu, 76; and Justin Keiley, Haiku, 84.
In girls 12-13, Kelli Oride of Lihue was 17th with a 79, followed by Honolulu's Alina Ching (80) and Melissa Chow (83).
Skye Inakoshi of Honolulu was tied for 10th in boys 10-11 following a 75. Richard Hattori of Honolulu shot a 76, Haiku's Jameson Keiley 79, and Kalena Preus of Honolulu 82. In girls 10-11, Kapolei's Alexandra Kaui was tied for ninth with a 76 while Kacie Komoto of Honolulu was at 81.
In the weather-plagued 14-15 boys, Zakry Akagi-Bustin of Wahiawa was tied for 73rd with an 82. Levi Miyashiro of Kapaa was at 83, Lihue's Cory Oride at 84, and Jonathan Keiley of Haiku at 92.
Complete scores are available at www.juniorgolfresults.com
Aiea loses Pony zone opener
The Aiea 13-year-old Pony All-Stars dropped their West Zone Baseball Tournament opener yesterday to Grossmont (Calif.), 11-6 in Fullerton, Calif.
Aiea outhit Grossmont 6-5 but couldn't compensate for committing six errors. Pool play continues today.
Island Movers top Oahu Cubs
Brandon Muser and Chad Itokazu combined for a five-hitter as the Hawaii Island Movers defeated the Oahu Cubs 5-1 in a baseball game Friday night at Les Murakami Stadium.
The Movers broke a 1-1 tie with two runs each in the seventh and eighth innings. Muser picked up the win, striking out five and walking two over 6 2/3 innings.
Toyama defends Manoa Cup title
Defending champion Travis Toyama is the top seed in this week's 98th Manoa Cup, the Hawaii State Amateur Match-Play Golf Championship.
Toyama advances to Tuesday's first round, awaiting the other 63 golfers who will make the field following tomorrow's qualifying round. Play through Saturday's final is at Oahu Country Club.