Merkle back on top at Jennie K.
Defending champion Kristina Merkle shot a 1-over 73 yesterday to lead former Moanalua High School teammate Jaclyn Hilea by a stroke at the Jennie K. Wilson Invitational at Mid-Pacific Country Club.
The two reversed places from the previous day, when Hilea, last year's state stroke-play champion, led Merkle by a shot after round one.
Rainbow Wahine golfers Nancy Shon and Xyra Suyetsugu were third and fourth, seven and eight strokes off the lead.
The leaders tee off today's final round at about 9:15 a.m.
Leahey to speak at QB club meeting
KHON sports director Kanoa Leahey is one of three speakers for the Honolulu Quarterback Club luncheon tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the Pagoda Hotel.
Departing Damien Memorial High School athletic director Pohai Lee, who will be an assistant coach for the Montana-Western football team next season, and U.S. Army captain Nicole Dunford-Powell will also be speakers.
Dunford-Powell is the creator and organizer of the Honolulu Marathon in Iraq.
The program begins at noon.
UH-Hilo baseball camp set
The Hawaii-Hilo baseball program will offer a four-day camp for kids ages 5-12, June 12-16.
The cost is $100 for the camp, hat, T-shirt and an evaluation report card. Hitting, throwing and fielding instruction will be provided by coach Joey Estrella and staff, and the camp will include game experience in controlled scrimmages.
For more information, go to vulcans.uhh.hawaii.edu.
2 tied for Kona Open lead
Norman-Ganin Asao and Joe Phengsavath both shot 2-under 70s yesterday to take the first-round lead in hot and breezy conditions at the Kuma Contracting Kona Open at Kona Country Club.
Ron Castillo Jr. and Patrick Clary were both one stroke back at 1 under, in a tie for third.
Today, the leaders tee off at about 9 a.m.
» The Hawaii World Championship Qualifier for the 2007 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship is set for June 25 at Turtle Bay Resort.
Players will compete to qualify for the world's largest golf tournament for kids ages 4-12. Kids will play on a shorter version of the course and, depending on age, will play nine or 18 holes. More than 1,000 kids from 30 countries are expected to play in the championship, set for Aug. 2-4 at several courses in North Carolina's Southern Pines area. For information, go to www.uskidsgolf.com.