Parker makes the cut at Q-school
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. » Honolulu's Parker McLachlin fired an even-par 72 yesterday in the final round of the PGA Tour National Qualifying Tournament to keep his full-exempt status for the 2008 season.
McLachlin's six-day total of 17-under 415 left him in a tie for 11th. The top-25 finishers and ties were able to earn their tour cards for the coming campaign. He made the cut by three shots.
"It's nice to finish inside the number," McLachlin said in a Golf Channel interview.
McLachlin opened with three bogeys on the front side, before regaining his composure on the closing holes with four birdies. McLachlin had to return to Q-school after failing to finish among the top 125 money winners in 2007. Frank Lichliter went wire-to-wire to win the grueling six-day event.
McLachlin will begin his season next month at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Baldwin boys begin season ranked
High school preseason basketball tournaments have begun in Hawaii's first season with boys and girls teams sharing facilities.
Coaches are not sure how it will all work out, but they do have an idea what is going to happen on the court. The Star-Bulletin will count down with each team in the top 10 every day until the beginning of the Iolani Classic.
Today, a look at Baldwin's boys and the Mid-Pacific girls, with No. 9 coming tomorrow.
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Lucas Aves PacWest player of the week
BYU-Hawaii sophomore center Lucas Alves received PacWest player of the week honors yesterday.
Alves led the Seasiders past Western Oregon 107-77 on Friday, then Central Washington, 102-101 in overtime on Saturday. Alves had 48 points, 14 rebounds and averaged 24 points in two games during the week. Alves also leads the conference in scoring and blocked shots with five. Alves also shot 61.3 percent from the field, hitting 19 of 31 field-goal attempts.
Conference honors handed out
The All-PacWest Conference soccer selections were made yesterday, landing 21 players from the Hawaii PacWest schools, 14 of them on the first team. Brigham Young-Hawaii midfielder Brian Noguera, Chaminade defender Chad Nishikuni, HPU midfielder Thimo Langner, UH-Hilo forward Dustin Daley and Vulcans defender Ryan Neil were placed on the first team.
Receiving co-newcomers of the year honors were Linus Ekden Midfielder from HPU and Brian Noguera midfielder from BYUH.