Kim running away from field
Chan Kim of Kaimuki shot a 67 at Pearl Country Club yesterday, blowing open the Hawaii State Amateur Stroke Play championship after two rounds.
Kim sits five strokes under par going into the weekend while his closest competitors, Shuichi Udagawa and Tu Hyon Kim, are 1 under. They are the only players below par.
Defending champion Toru Nakajima is at even par after struggling to a 76 yesterday. Nakajima had a three-shot lead after the first round.
Ayaka Kaneko, the only female in the field, is in fifth place at 1 over par.
The tournament concludes tomorrow.
BYU-Hawaii falls in regional
Senior Eric Boyce poured in 18 points, including four 3-pointers, but it was not enough as the Seasiders fell 71-68 to Cal State San Bernardino in the first round of the NCAA Division II West Regional Tournament in Arcata, Calif.
Lucas Alves had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Seasiders, who finished the season at 20-8.
UH-Hilo rallies for a softball sweep
UH-Hilo (20-2, 8-0 PacWest) remained undefeated at home, winning a doubleheader over Notre Dame de Namur (7-27, 2-9).
In game one, Vulcan Dana Lee hit a groud out RBI to score shortstop Charity Senas from third, capping a two-run comeback in the seventh inning to give UH-Hilo the 6-5 win.
In game two, UH-Hilo was powered by a complete game, five-hit shutout by sophomore pitcher Sarah Weisskopf en route to a 5-0 victory. Weisskopf improved to 10-1 on the season.
Whiting named to All-West first-team
Chaminade guard Zack Whiting was selected to the NCAA Division II West Regional first-team on Thursday.
The 6-4 senior from Chico, Calif., led the nation in assists and the PacWest conference in scoring.
Whiting is also a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, which goes to the nation's best point guard.
Wahine shut out Boston College
Justine Smethurst pitched a complete game shutout and got plenty of run support in Hawaii's 8-0 rout over Boston College (1-6) at the Hawaiian Airlines Spring Fling Tournament.
Tyleen Tausaga and Kate Robinson each hit a home run for Hawaii (22-5). The Rainbow Wahine play No. 14 Oregon State at 2 p.m. today for the championship.
Farrow places fourth at NCAAs
University of Hawaii diver Megan Farrow finished in fourth place on the three-meter springboard event at the NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championship in Minneapolis.
Farrow, who finished with a final score of 353.75, will earn All-American status.
» UC-Irvine junior Chelsea Nagata (Maui, '04) advanced to the championship heat of the 100 meter fly, finishing with the fourth fastest preliminary time.
Nagata's time of 52.73 is a UCI record and will earn her All-America honors.