Wie plays in pro-am before major
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. » Michelle Wie played in the pro-am yesterday at the LPGA Championship and worked briefly with her swing coach, and her agent said there was a "good chance" the 17-year-old would play in the second major of the year.
Wie, who sat out four months with injuries to both wrists, withdrew after 16 holes of the Ginn Tribute last week in South Carolina.
"It's a good chance she's going to play," said Greg Nared, her agent. "But it's still day to day."
» None of the four Hawaii entrants vying for spots in the U.S. Open made it out of sectional qualifying yesterday.
Alex Ching, an incoming senior at Punahou, came the closest by shooting 2-over-par 74s in both rounds of the 36-hole Murrieta, Calif., qualifier at Bear Creek Golf Club. His 148 left him tied for 25th place.
Ching carded two eagles in only his second golf tournament since winning the doubles title at the HHSAA state tennis championships last month.
Casey Watabu of Kapaa shot 81-78--159 and Dugal Milne of Makena was another stroke back at 75-85--160. Alva Wendland of Hilo shot 88-78--166 at the Bremerton, Wash., qualifier.
Wahine honored by Easton
The postseason honors continue to roll in for the Hawaii softball team following a landmark season.
Rainbow Wahine pitcher/first baseman Kate Robinson and third baseman Clare Warwick were named to the Easton All-America first team yesterday. First baseman/designated player Tyleen Tausaga made the second team.
The Easton All-America team is comprised of players from the 40-plus Division I schools sponsored by the company. The same trio was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America team last week. Robinson and Warwick were second-team selections and Tausaga made the third team.
UH was also named one of four Easton Schools of the Year along with Alabama, Florida and LSU after going 50-13 and advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals.
Hawaii NFL junior clinic coming up
The National Football League and the Hawaii High School Athletic Association will host a development clinic for children ages 12-14 from June 18 to 22.
The Junior Player Development Clinic will run from 4 to 6 p.m. at Aiea High School and will be conducted by local high school coaches selected by the NFL.
All participants are required to sign a waiver form and return it to Aiea coach Wendell Say by June 15.
For more information, contact Say at 483-7300, ext. 231.
Sato, Dolan choose Hawaii Pacific
Local soccer players Chelsie Sato of McKinley and Ashley Dolan of Moanalua will attend Hawaii Pacific and play soccer, the school said yesterday.
Sato, who also plays basketball, earned All-OIA East honors last year for the Tigers. Dolan was also All-OIA East.