Warriors second in WAC golf
Hawaii's late run at the Western Athletic Conference men's golf championship fell just short yesterday as the Warriors finished one stroke behind winner Nevada in Reno, Nev.
Still, second place is the highest finish ever at the WAC championship for the Warriors. Hawaii was in the clubhouse with a 294-861 and had to wait for the Wolf Pack's final golfer -- Taylor Coffman -- to finish to determine the team champion.
Coffman, named yesterday as both the WAC's player and freshman of the year, parred the 535-yard par 5 18th to clinch the title and the automatic NCAA berth for host Nevada.
Medalist honors went to Fresno State's Grant Doverspike (206), with Hawaii's Pierre-Henri Soero taking third at 70-210. He had four birdies over the last six holes.
UH's Travis Toyama (72-214) tied for fifth.
Soero and Toyama both earned second-team honors on the All-WAC team announced yesterday.
BYUH, UH-Hilo in regional final
Hawaii-Hilo defeated Cal State Los Angeles 5-3 yesterday in the NCAA II West Regional women's tennis tournament to earn a spot in today's championship against host and top-ranked Brigham Young-Hawaii.
The 31st-ranked Vulcans won four of six singles matches and two of the three doubles matches against the 40th-ranked Golden Eagles.
The winner of today's 1 p.m. match advances to the NCAA Division II championship, May 9-12, in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
UH's Weber gets at-large NCAA spot
Hawaii freshman Andreas Weber was awarded an at-large spot yesterday in the NCAA Division I men's tennis championships, the first Warrior to be invited since the NCAA went to a 64-player format.
Weber, a German national, is ranked 48th in the latest ITA/FILA rankings. He led the Warriors with a 24-6 record en route to being named the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year.
The singles and doubles competition are scheduled for May 23-28 at Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., hosted by the University of Georgia.
Surfer Snow advances in France
Ned Snow was the only Hawaii surfer to complete his second-round heat yesterday as the Oxbow Pro World Longboard Championship continued at Anglet, France.
Snow advanced to the third round, eliminating Australia's Jared Neal 15.20 to 11.35. Deteriorating conditions at Les Cavaliers postponed the final heats of the second round, leaving Hawaii's Kekoa Uemura and Keegan Edwards to wait a day for their loser-out heats.
Also not getting his second-round heat in was Hawaii's Noah Shimabukuro, who placed third in his first-round heat earlier yesterday.
Already in the third round of the ASP World Tour event from Hawaii are Duane de Soto, Bonga Perkins and Kai Sallas.