Lynch, Nelson up for Turtle Bay title
John Lynch and Kirk Nelson will face off today in the final round of the $8,800 Turtle Bay Match Play Championship.
Lynch, the top seed and defending champion, earned a spot in the final with a 3-and-2 win over Matt Pakkala in the semifinals and a 5-and-3 win over Brian Sasada in the quarterfinals.
Nelson beat Andrew Feldmann 1 up in the semifinals after he took out Kevin Carll 7 and 6 in the semis.
Mike Iyoki and Ron Kiaaina will play for the $4,000 senior championship.
Watabu far back in U.S. Amateur
DALY CITY, Calif. » Casey Watabu of Kauai continued to struggle in the U.S. Amateur golf tournament.
He did manage to shoot a 77 yesterday, two strokes better than Monday, but his two-round total of 156 was still far off the mark set by Jason Kokrak.
Kokrak fired a 3-under 68 and is the leader in the clubhouse at 137.
Darkness prevented 54 players from completing their rounds, 48 of them were 6 over or better through 36 holes, while 17 others were 6 over or better though 27 holes.
Sullivan in another soccer Hall of Fame
Hawaii soccer coach Jack Sullivan will be inducted into another Hall of Fame this fall.
Sullivan, a member of the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame, will be inducted into the United States Soccer Association's Hall of Fame in October after being named to the 2007 class of the American Youth Soccer Organization's shrine and the National Soccer Hall of Fame earlier this month. Both museums are in Oneonta, New York.
Sullivan's induction in the USASA Hall will be October 19 at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Harr chosen PacWest's best
Jill Harr of Brigham Young-Hawaii is the Pacific West Conference's preseason offensive player of the year for soccer.
Hawaii Pacific's Melissa Naeole was the preseason choice for goalkeeper and Tessa Chesser of Grand Canyon is the defensive player of the year.
Harr's Seasiders were picked to win the conference, with Dixie State expected to come in second place. The rest of the rankings have Notre Dame de Namur, Grand Canyon, UH-Hilo, Hawaii Pacific and Chaminade, in that order.