Punahou nabs top seed in baseball
Punahou will try to make it four in a row this week in the Wally Yonamine Foundation Baseball State Championship.
The top-seeded Buffanblu, three-time defending champions, are the Interscholastic League of Honolulu regular-season and tournament champs.
The other seeded teams are: Oahu Interscholastic Association champion Pearl City at No. 2; Big Island Interscholastic Federation winner Waiakea at No. 3; and Maui Interscholastic League titlist St. Anthony at No. 4.
The tournament starts on Wednesday with all of the unseeded teams. The seeded teams all start in the quarterfinals Thursday against Wednesday's first-round winners.
First-round games at Les Murakami Stadium are: Kamehameha-Maui vs. Kalani at 9 a.m.; Kauai Interscholastic Federation champion Kauai vs. Kaiser at 11:30 a.m.; Kamehameha-Hawaii vs. Kailua at 5 p.m.; and Mililani vs. Hilo at 7:30 p.m.
The tournament continues through Saturday's 7 p.m. championship game at Murakami Stadium.
Some of the tournament's consolation games are scheduled for Central Oahu Regional Park.
Dwyer ties for ninth in El Paso
Bridget Dwyer of Kailua had her best finish on the Futures Tour yesterday when she ended in a tie for ninth in the Futures-El Paso Golf Classic at the Underwood Golf Complex in El Paso, Texas.
A graduate of UCLA, it was the fourth time in six tournaments Dwyer has finished in the money. Carding rounds of 71-72-72 to finish at 215 with four others, Dwyer pocketed $1,296 for her efforts, bringing her total earnings this year to $8,655.
Mo Martin won the tournament and $11,200 with a 69-71-67--207.
Public Links qualifiers coming up
Sectional qualifiers for the 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship are set for May 20 at Wailua Golf Course on Kauai, May 26 at Kapalua Bay Course on Maui and June 2 at Ala Wai Golf Course in Honolulu.
The championship is open to female amateur golfers who are public course players. The cost to enter is $50 and the deadline is May 9. This year's tournament is at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky.
For entry information, call (908) 234-2300 or go to www.usga.org.
2 lead Hall of Fame Championship
Matt Pakkala and Jerry King each shot a 1-under-par 72 to tie for the lead after the first round of the 17th annual Hawaiian Telcom Hall of Fame Championship yesterday at Kapalua, Maui.
Pakkala, of Mililani, and King, of Kapalua, lead two-time defending champion Kevin Hayashi by a stroke. Play concludes today at the Kapalua Plantation Course.
Openings available for Ironman 70.3
A few spots remain for the Ford Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, part of the Ironman 70.3 Series, scheduled for June 2 on the Big Island.
The triathlon is comprised of a 1.2-mile swim off Hapuna Beach Park; a 56-mile bike ride from Hapuna to the Mauna Lani Resort; and a 13.1-mile run through the resort, ending at the No. 2 hole of the Francis I'i Brown Golf Course.
The race is a qualifier for both the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona on Oct. 13 and the Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3 on Nov. 10 in Clearwater, Fla.
For more information, visit the Web site: www.Ironman703Hawaii.com.