On top of the World
Tadd Fujikawa was featured on the cover of Golf World in its latest issue released last Friday.
Ron Sirak writes about the Moanalua High School sophomore in his column, "View From the Bunker," on Fujikawa's astonishing performance in the Sony Open two weeks ago. The 16-year-old is also the subject of John Strege's piece titled, "Sony Surprise."
Fujikawa finished the tournament in a tie for 20th place at 5-under 275.
Ozaki qualifies for Turtle Bay with 63
Joe Ozaki of Japan shot a 9-under 63 to beat the field at the Turtle Bay Championship qualifier yesterday, earning a spot in the tournament which begins Friday.
Joining Ozaki in the field will be Tom McKnight, James Mason, Darrell Kestner, Mitch Adcock, Douglas LaCrosse, Jon Fiedler, Mitch Adams and Ron Streck.
Qualifying was held at Turtle Bay's Fazio Course. The tournament will be held on the resort's Palmer Course.
Magazine picks Hawaii to take WAC title
Baseball America magazine has picked Hawaii to win the Western Athletic Conference championship, according to a report on its Web site yesterday. Collegiate Baseball also earlier picked UH to win the WAC this season.
Also, Baseball America picked third baseman Justin Frash as the preseason All-WAC designated hitter and Matt Daly as one of the pitchers.
The Rainbows open their season Friday at Les Murakami Stadium with the first of a three-game series against Santa Clara. Free tickets for the series are available to UH students. To qualify, students must show their UH identification card on the day of the game at the stadium box office or the Stan Sheriff Center box office.
Smith named WAC player of the week
Hawaii forward Tanya Smith was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week in women's basketball yesterday, the first such honor for the junior.
Smith averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds in two games last week.
Rainbow Wahine get first victory of season
Hawaii Junior Chloe Bihag swept Cal State Fullerton's Cheyenne Inglis 6-2, 6-0 to help the Rainbow Wahine tennis team to its first win of the season, 4-2 over the Titans (1-2) in California yesterday.
Kana Aikawa, Sophie Kubuch and Samanta Cappella also earned wins in singles for Hawaii (1-3).
The teams did not play doubles because the match was already decided.
Chaminade adds Lynch to golf team's staff
Chaminade hired John Lynch as a golf coach yesterday.
Lynch was the 2004 Aloha Section PGA player of the year and has been a Class A-6 member of the organization since 1998. He will join head coach Maurice Maggiolino's staff.
The Silverwords open their second season Feb. 28 at Turtle Bay.
Ho captures Hard Rock Junior Pro surf meet
Mason Ho picked up $2,000 by besting the field at the Hard Rock Cafe Junior Pro at Sunset Beach yesterday.
The Sunset Beach surfer left Kyle Ramey in second and Clay Marzo in third when he added a score of 9.9 to the 8.0 and 7.2 he already earned in the heat.