Horschel wins, Watabu qualifies for U.S. Amateur
CHASKA, Minn. » Billy Horschel won the stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Amateur Championship despite shooting a 6-over-par 78 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in the second round yesterday.
The 19-year-old Horschel, whose 11-under 60 at the Chaska Town Course on Monday was the lowest score in USGA tournament history, finished with a two-round total of 5-under 138.
Mark Harrell shot 74 to finish second at 140. Greg Machtaler and Kyle Davis tied for third at 141.
The tournament's match-play portion begins today and runs through Sunday's 36-hole final.
Kauai's Casey Watabu shot a 2-over 73 yesterday and qualified for match play.
Watabu's two-round total of 3-over 146 put him into an 18-way tie for 37th place. The top 64 finishers in stroke play advanced to match play. Watabu, the 52nd seed, faces No. 13 James Love of Canada in the first round.
Watabu won the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in July.
Honolulu's Tadd Fujikawa (149), Aiea's Matthew Ma (161), and Honolulu's Bradley Shigezawa (164) did not make the cut this week.
Rainbow Wahine add USC to schedule
The Hawaii women's basketball team added a road game against Southern California to its schedule for the upcoming season.
The Rainbow Wahine will play the Trojans at the Galen Center on Dec. 9 as part of a three-game West Coast road trip. UH will play Cal State Northridge on Dec. 5 and at Loyola Marymount on Dec. 7 before its meeting with USC.
UH opened last season against USC at the Stan Sheriff Center, losing 80-71. The Trojans went on to reach the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The Wahine open the season on Nov. 17 against Georgetown in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic.
Hayashi takes lead in Mauna Kea tournament
Kevin Hayashi shot a 7-under 65 yesterday to take the lead in the Mauna Kea Stroke Play Championship golf tournament on the Big Island.
Heading into the final 18 holes today, Hayashi's two-round total of 8-under 136 leads first-round leader Kirk Nelson by three strokes.
Nelson, who shot a 66 on Monday, carded a 73 yesterday.
In the senior division, Rodney Acia maintained the lead. He shot 2-over 74 yesterday to go along with his 1-under 71 on Monday, and his 1-under total of 143 is three shots ahead of Ron Kiaaina Jr.