Abe on his way to Florida
Oahu Country Club's Shane Abe shot a final-round 71 to win the PGA Assistant Professional Championship at Ko Olina yesterday.
Then the drama began.
Abe earned a spot in the national tournament in Florida at the end of October. But three players -- Scott Carroll, Jay Taise and Alva Wendland -- tied for second and were forced into a playoff to see who would receive the second invitation.
Mauna Kea's Taise parred the playoff hole to earn the invitation, while Wendland scored a bogey and Carroll doubled.
Lee is MAAC defensive player of week
Lindsey Lee of Fairfield University was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after two double-doubles to lift the Stags to a 2-1 week.
Lee, a St. Joseph product, averaged 5.55 digs and 2.91 kills per game along with seven blocks. Against Penn, she had a career-high 29 digs and 10 kills along with four blocks. She was one dig shy of Fairfield's single-match record.
Against Seton Hall, Lee had 17 kills and three blocks.
HPU tennis program recognized
The Hawaii Pacific tennis program received a portion of $19,000 of funding by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, the school announced yesterday.
The funding will be distributed to Tennis On Campus being administered by HPU and other ITA member schools.