Wilson tied for 11th at St. Jude
Former Kaneohe resident Dean Wilson opened with a 1-under 69 yesterday at the Stanford St. Jude Championship in Memphis for an 11th-place tie after the opening round of the PGA Tour event.
The Castle High product was one of only 23 golfers to break par in the final tuneup for next week's U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Wilson qualified for the second major of the PGA season on Monday.
Wilson trails first-round leader Boo Weekley by four shots after carding four birdies and three bogeys. Punahou graduate Parker McLachlin is not playing this week and didn't qualify for next week's U.S. Open.
4 Wahine named to all-district team
Four University of Hawaii athletes were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District women's track and field/cross country teams for their performances on the track and in the classroom.
Annett Wichmann, Patricia Gauthier and Mallory Gilbert were selected to the first team, and Emily Sheppard made the second team.
Wichmann, Gauthier and Gilbert are now eligible for academic All-America consideration.
Wichmann and Sheppard, along with Amber Kaufman, will represent UH at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships next week in Des Moines, Iowa.
UH-Hilo volleyball adds 3 players
Three front-line players will join the University of Hawaii-Hilo volleyball team, Vulcans coach Bruce Atkinson announced in a release yesterday.
Kawena Otineru, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter from Haleiwa and St. Francis High School, will join the program after playing at College of Southern Idaho.
Arlene Ferreira, a 5-9 outside hitter from Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil, played at National American (S.D.) University.
Jennifer Mendenhall, a 6-foot middle blocker earned all-conference honors at College of the Siskiyous (Calif.).