Kaneko fourth at Betsy Rawls
Honolulu's Ayaka Kaneko shot a 1-over-par 72 yesterday and was fourth after two rounds of the McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship in Malvern, Pa.
Kaneko's two-round total of 142 put her five strokes behind leader Vicky Hurst of Melbourne, Fla., going into today's final round of the American Junior Golf Association event held at White Manor Country Club.
Kaneko opened yesterday's round tied for second after going 2 under on Tuesday. She birdied her first hole then bogeyed the next two. She steadied herself to shoot even par for the rest of the round, with a bogey on No. 10 and a birdie on 11.
» T.J. Kua of Lihue shot a 2-under 70 in the second round of the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego and was tied for sixth in the boys 15-17 division heading into today's third round.
Kua, a Kamehameha senior, was at even-par 144 after two rounds, four strokes behind leader Dylan Fritelli of South Africa.
Bradley Shigezawa of Honolulu rebounded from a first-round 79 to shoot 69 yesterday and jump into 22nd place at 4 over for the tournament. Alex Ching of Honolulu and Cory Oride of Lihue were both 5 over, tied for 25th.
Lorens Chan was tied for 32nd in the boys 13-14 division at 6 over after two rounds of 75. Alex Chiarella of Maui made the cut at 7 over.
Kalena Preus is in the boys 11-12 division at 2-under 142, four strokes out of the lead. Joshua DeFreitas of Waianae was tied for 11th at 3 over, and Rudy Cabalar Jr., was 36th at 9 over.
Britney Yada of Hilo was tied for 23rd in the girls 15-17 division at 5 over 153. Cassy Isagawa was tied for 13th in the girls 13-14 division at 4 over 148 entering the final round.
Eimi Koga made the cut in girls 11-12 at 9 over, and Allisen Corpuz of Kapolei was tied for third in girls 9-10 at 4 over 116.
Former UH sailor makes Olympic team
Former University of Hawaii sailor Shandy Buckley has qualified for next year's Olympic Games in China with New Zealand's sailing team.
Buckley's three-person Yngling crew finished sixth in its division at the ISAF World Championships in Portugal, earning a berth in the Olympics. The Yngling was chosen as the Olympic women's keelboat for the 2004 and 2008 Games.