Wie injures wrist, may miss major
Michelle Wie injured her wrist in a fall while running this week and is wearing a hard cast that will keep her away from golf for four to six weeks, a family spokesman said yesterday. The 17-year-old wasn't planning to play in the SBS Open or the Fields Open the next two weeks on Oahu. But the injury raises questions whether she will recover in time for the March 29 start of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first LPGA major of the year, where she missed a playoff by a stroke last year.
Takayama leads Pearl Open
Junpei Takayama, a 23-year-old from Nagoya, Japan, claimed the lead after the first round of the Hawaii Pearl Open yesterday with an 8-under 64 at Pearl Country Club.
Takashi Oguro trails him by a stroke at 65, and Oahu Country Club director of golf Andrew Feldmann is behind by two at 66.
Sixteen-year-old local product Tadd Fujikawa nailed eagles on the first and seventeeth holes for a 3-under 69, and is in a tie for eleventh place. Play continues today at 7 a.m.
Hawaii remains undefeated
The University of Hawaii softball team edged both No. 24 Auburn and DePaul in the second day of the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic, improving to 4-0 on the year.
Tyleen Tausaga hit a walkoff two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh for a 2-1 win against the Tigers. Justine Smethurst gave up no earned runs in a complete game. Kaulana Gould drove in UH's only run in the second game, a 1-0 win over DePaul. Kate Robinson got the shutout for Hawaii.
Rainbow Wahine rout Abilene Christian
The University of Hawaii women's tennis team defeated Division II Abilene Christian (Tx.), 6-1, yesteday the the UH Tennis Complex.
The Rainbow Wahine (2-5) claimed the doubles point and singles points on the first through fifth courts.
» The tennis matches between Brigham Young University-Hawaii at the University of Hawaii-Hilo were suspended yesterday because of rain. Play will continue today, weather permitting.