Champions Skins Game leaving Maui
The Wendy's Champions Skins Game is leaving the Wailea Resort on Maui after this weekend's event, according to Luly Unemori of Pono Communications LLC, a firm that handles the tournament's publicity.
Unemori heard the news from tournament director Barry Helle.
"This tournament has been at Wailea for seven years, and has been a terrific event for the resort," Unemori said. "As Wailea continues to evolve, however, the resort is looking to explore other marketing options to continue being one of the world's top golf destinations. I know Wailea will miss this event, or more accurately, will miss all of the wonderful people who are associated with it. We are privileged to have met the pros who've played in this event over the years, but have also enjoyed meeting and working with the many people who work behind the scenes."
Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Ray Floyd and Dana Quigley are back to tee it up Saturday and Sunday in the team event, along with newcomers Loren Roberts and Jay Haas.
The two-man teams are defending champions Floyd and Quigley, Nicklaus and Watson, Palmer and Roberts, and Player and Haas.
The event was held at Mauna Lani on the Big Island for 11 years prior to moving to Wailea.
Dixie State downs HPU in women's basketball
Hawaii Pacific's Ashley Jenkins scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, but the double-double wasn't enough as Dixie State won last night's nonconference basketball game 65-56 at St. Andrew's Priory Gym.
Shannon Miyashiro added 11 points for the Sea Warriors (0-15). Jessica Carver led the Rebels (10-7) with 20 points and 13 rebounds.
HPU fell behind 38-21 at halftime, but rallied to within 58-50 with 2 minutes to go. Dixie State then went 7-for-9 from the line to finish it.
HPU visits Hawaii-Hilo for two Pacific West Conference games Jan. 11 and 13.