Feldman tops Mid-Pac field
Oahu Country Club pro Andrew Feldman fired a 3-under 69 yesterday to grab the second-round lead of the Mid-Pacific Open.
Feldman is at 141 and is two shots ahead of Darren Summers (71) and first-round leader Chad Saladin, who ballooned to a 76 yesterday. Tied for fourth at 145 are Kevin Carll (75), defending champion David Ishii (73), Casey Nakama (74) and Jeffrey Ferry (72).
Casey Watabu shot his second consecutive 74 and leads the championship flight at 148. In a three-way tie for second at 150 are Alika Bell, T.J. Kua and Paul Kimura.
The third round starts at 6:30 this morning, with the final set for tomorrow.
Lajola struggles, but still wins
Dennis Lajola of Aiea had his toughest match this week after he rallied from one set down to slip past unseeded Jeff Dadamo of Tampa, Fla., 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 yesterday in the boys 18 quarterfinals of the USTA Easter Bowl at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
The fourth-seeded Lajola will now face No. 5 Ryne Williams of Knoxville, Tenn., in the semifinals today. Williams stunned second-seeded Mateusz Kecki of Sacramento, Calif., 6-4, 6-2 in yesterday's quarterfinals. In today's other semifinal match, No. 13 Bradley Klahn of Poway, Calif., will take on third-seeded Johnny Hamui.
HPU and Hilo split doubleheader
Hawaii Pacific (21-24) rallied for a 4-1 win in game one but fell to UH-Hilo 5-3 in game two to split a doubleheader in Hilo.
Game one saw pitcher Jason Shimizu run his record to 7-2 for the season by throwing a complete-game three-hitter to stifle the Vulcan (12-28) offense.
In game two, UH-Hilo first baseman A.J. Satele went 3-for-3 with two runs batted in to help the Vulcans salvage a split.
UH junior competes at Triton Invitational
UH junior hammer-thrower Meghan Weaver posted the best mark of the day for Hawaii with a throw measuring 154-2, which was good for 27th place yesterday, the first day of the UC San Diego Triton Invitational.
Local athletes compete on mainland
Matt Maze (Hawaii Prep '05), a sophomore at Puget Sound, placed fourth in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 1 1/4 inches yesterday in the Northwest Conference track and field championship.
Caitlin Tateishi (Waiakea '04) finished seventh in the 10,000-meter run. The Pacific University junior was timed in 40 minutes, 9.91 seconds.
Kelly Higa (Iolani '04), a junior at Puget Sound, qualified for today's finals in the 400-meter hurdles by placing third in the preliminaries with a time of 1:06.39.
Sascha Larsen-Helbing (Hawaii Prep '05) qualified in the 200-meter dash. The Willamette sophomore finished seventh with a time of 26.48. She also qualified in the 400 with a seventh-place finish (1.00.06).
Jonathan Peralto (Hilo '03) finished fourth in the 400 dash to also qualify. The Linfield senior was timed in 50.64.
Reggie Torres (Kamehameha '05), a sophomore at Pacific, did not qualify for the finals in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, placing 20th in the 100 (11.53) and 16th in the 200 (23.71). He did finish ninth in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 9 inches.
Erin Kimura (Castle '03), a senior at Whitworth, missed the finals after placing 16th in the 100 with a time of 15.66.
Brad Lau (Hawaii Prep '03), a senior at Linfield, failed to qualify in the 200 after coming in 19th in 24.17.