Fujikawa opens with 1-under 70
Tadd Fujikawa gave himself the best opportunity to make a cut in a professional golf event by opening with a 1-under 70 yesterday in the first round of the $575,000 Miccosukee Championship on the Nationwide Tour.
Earlier yesterday, he accepted a sponsor's exemption into the Disney Golf Classic, the final event of the PGA Tour season. He said in a release that this invitation allows him "to follow my dreams of competing among some of golf's most accomplished and talented professionals." It would help his psyche if he could finally make a cut as a professional. Tied for 28th, the Moanalua High junior can do just that with another solid round of golf today. He opened with a birdie and a bogey on his first nine holes to shoot a 36 on the par-71 course. He had eight pars and one birdie on his back nine to finish at 1 under for his round.
Honu get sixth straight victory
North Shore's Andrew Cruse and Brett Singbeil combined for a two-hitter in a 2-0 victory over West Oahu in Hawaii Winter Baseball last night at Hans L'Orange Field.
It was the sixth win in a row for the Honu (16-6), who got a solo home run and two RBIs from Chris Valaika.
» Lucas Duda doubled and drove in two runs and Michael Wilson doubled and scored two runs to lead Waikiki past Honolulu 5-3 yesterday.
Kyohei Muranaka struck out five in five innings to earn the win.
Punahou's Barbosa steps down
Jorge Barbosa is stepping down as the Punahou girls soccer coach.
Barbosa, who has been coaching soccer for 20 years, led the Buffanblu to five Interscholastic League of Honolulu titles and three state championships.
"Jorge's passion, love and deep knowledge of the game will be missed," said Punahou associate athletic director Kale Ane.
Barbosa wants to focus on his family and other professional interests, according to school officials.
Matthew Martinson will take over the Punahou girls soccer team on an interim basis. A member of the Punahou physical education faculty, he's been a coach for nine years and has also served as an athletic trainer at the school.
Bryan Clay to give clinic on Lanai
Track and field star Bryan Clay will give a free speed training clinic at the Lanai High School gym tomorrow.
The clinic, presented by the Straub Lanai Family Health Center, is for boys and girls ages 7-18.
Clay, a Castle High graduate, won the silver medal in the decathlon at the 2004 Olympics.
For more information, call Claire Tong at 551-0081.
Whitt leads Sea Warriors in soccer
Andre Whitt scored two goals to lead Hawaii Pacific to a 5-0 victory over Chaminade in men's soccer yesterday at the Saint Louis School field.
Akihide Adachi, Thimo Langner and Matt Martinez added single goals for the Sea Warriors (6-8, 4-4 PacWest).
The Silverswords dropped to 2-13-1 and 0-8.
» Jill Haar scored two goals to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii past Hawaii-Hilo 2-1 in women's soccer yesterday at Laie.
The Seasiders improved to 11-5-1 overall and 8-1 in the PacWest.
Karissa Robertson had the lone goal for the Vulcans (10-7, 7-2).
» Adam Maciejewski scored two goals and Brian Noguera had a goal and an assist to lead Brigham Young-Hawaii to a 4-1 win over Hawaii-Hilo in men's soccer yesterday at Laie.
The Seasiders improved to 9-8 overall and 5-3 in the PacWest.
Dustin Daley scored for the Vulcans (7-10, 4-4).
Hawaii-Hilo ranked eighth in region
The Hawaii-Hilo women's soccer team is No. 8 in the NCAA Division II Far West Region poll released Wednesday.
The Vulcans are 8-5 in games within the region.