Wie waits to play second round
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. » The weather delays that continued to push the U.S. Women's Open's schedule back yesterday kept Michelle Wie off the Southern Pines course.
Wie, who opened with an 11-over-par 82 in Thursday's first round, didn't get past the practice range yesterday before play was suspended with only 25 of 156 players finishing the second round.
Former Pahoa resident Kimberly Kim completed her first round yesterday morning at 7-over 78. She managed to play 17 holes of the second round and was at 10-over when play was halted.
In-Bee Park is the clubhouse leader at even par. First round leader Angela Park didn't hit a shot in the second round and is still at 3 under.
Ramos out in JO boxing
Gino Ramos, Hawaii's last remaining competitor, was eliminated last night in the semifinals of the USA Boxing Junior Olympic National Championship in Marquette, Mich.
Randy Caballero won the 110-pound bout via walkover to advance to today's final in the Superior Dome.
Speed and quickness this weekend
The Hawaii Speed and Quickness clinics continue today and tomorrow at the University of Hawaii. The clinics are from 8:30 to 10 a.m., for youths of all ages. There is a $10 registration fee.
Also, registration continues for the UH football clinics, featuring instruction from Warrior coaches. Sessions for players ages 5-12 are July 21-22 and for 13-18 on July 24-28. Call (808) 261-5000 or go to www.PacificAthleticAlliance.com for information.
Shoji, McLachlin captains of U.S. team
Hawaii's Spencer McLachlin and Kawika Shoji have been named captains of the U.S. Men's Junior National Volleyball Team which will compete in the FIVB World Championships July 7-15 in Morocco.
McLachlin (Punahou '07) will join Shoji this fall at Stanford. Shoji (Iolani '06) started for the Cardinal last spring and was used as a setter and outside hitter.
Shoji has moved to libero for Team USA, "and our serve-reception has improved throughout our training," U.S. coach Andy Read said in a press release. "He is a gifted, complete volleyball player."
U.S. men advance in World League
The U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team advanced to the final round of the FIVB World League for the first time since 2000 by winning Pool B yesterday with a 3-1 win over Italy in Naples, Italy.
Former Hawaii All-American Clay Stanley played but did not have in kills in the 25-18, 23-25, 25-16, 31-29 victory.
The U.S. (9-2) plays Italy again tomorrow. The World League final round will be in Poland, July 11-15.
Lambert, Metzger in Grand Slam
Punahou graduates Mike Lambert and Stein Metzger are one of three American teams to advance in the $600,000 ConocoPhillips Grand Slam beach volleyball tournament in Stavanger, Norway.
Lambert and Metzger went 2-1 yesterday, falling to Germany's David Klemperer and Eric Koreng in three games then rebounding with victories over teams from Italy and China. The duo, who placed third in an event in Paris last week, face Australia's Andrew Schacht and Josh Slack in an elimination match today.
U.S. women fourth in Pan Am Cup
The U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team lost for the second time in as many days, dropping a 3-1 decision to the Dominican Republic in the sixth Pan American Cup third-place match in Colima, Mexico.
Former Hawaii All-American Robyn Ah Mow-Santos, the U.S. captain, was the starting setter in the 25-19, 26-28, 25-18, 28-26 loss. The U.S. was 5-0 in pool play, the only country in the 12-team event to go undefeated in pool play.
Despite the two losses, Team USA qualified for the 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix.
Team USA next competes in the Pan American Games July 14-19 in Rio De Janeiro.